7 days in Cologne, Eindhoven & Antwerp Itinerary

7 days in Cologne, Eindhoven & Antwerp Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Chocolate Museum and then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, then make a trip to KolnTriangle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Antoniterkirche.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cologne journey maker site.

Dublin, Ireland to Cologne is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cologne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Safaripark Beekse Bergen and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Speelpark de Splinter, then sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, and then get your game on at Op Noord, actief ontmoeten.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eindhoven online itinerary planner.

Getting from Cologne to Eindhoven by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Efteling
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Efteling
Efteling
Safaripark Beekse Bergen ©
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Speelpark de Splinter ©
Speelpark de Splinter

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then don't miss a visit to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, and finally browse the exhibits of Gravensteen. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Town Hall (Stadhuis), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then stop by Pierre Marcolini, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally get lost in a book at Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Antwerp sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal

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