7 days in Giethoorn, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

7 days in Giethoorn, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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7 days in Giethoorn, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Giethoorn, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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nights
Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kazemattenmuseum and Museum Schokland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Belvedere and Ruine Kasteel Toutenburg. Step out of Giethoorn with an excursion to Nederlands Bakkerij Museum in Hattem--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Giethoorn trip itinerary website .

Amsterdam to Giethoorn is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Giethoorn can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum Schokland, Ruine Kasteel Toutenburg, Museum Belvedere, Nederlands Bakkerij Museum, Kazemattenmuseum
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Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie
Kazemattenmuseum ©
Kazemattenmuseum
Museum Schokland ©
Museum Schokland

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, then examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions website .

Drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canals area, Zaanse Schans, Louwman Museum The Hague
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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