15 days in Rotterdam, Gouda & Amsterdam Itinerary

15 days in Rotterdam, Gouda & Amsterdam Itinerary

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15 days in Rotterdam, Gouda & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rotterdam
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
2
Gouda
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: The Hague (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag & Station Den Haag Centraal) and Scheveningen (museum Beelden aan Zee & Atlanticwall Museum Scheveningen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and examine the collection at Medisch Museum "De Griffioen".

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam online journey planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rotterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in December; daily highs in Rotterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Gouda.

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Delft, The Hague
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1
night
Gouda

Gouda ©
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the collection at Stadsbibliotheek Gouda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oud-katholieke kerk Gouda, then indulge your taste buds at Gouda Cheese Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum De Moriaan.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Gouda road trip tool .

Gouda is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In December in Gouda, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

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Gouda Cheese Market ©
Gouda Cheese Market

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Gouda to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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