13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

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13 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16 h
1
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Fly:  35 h
End: Johannesburg

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Head to Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Marketfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), visit The Jordaan, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Amsterdam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Hoge Veluwe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church, admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, play a few rounds at Glowgolf Scheveningen, then hike along Landgoed Clingendael, and finally look for gifts at Cheese and More Delft. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Klimpark Het Klimeiland, identify plant and animal life at Lentevreugd, and then grab your bike and head to Zuiderpark Den Haag uit 1923.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam visit planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Lentevreugd
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Old Church ©
Old Church
Landgoed Clingendael ©
Landgoed Clingendael

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