8 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

Start: Dammam
flight:  7​h
1
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
flight:  30​h 30​min
End: Dammam

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Singel. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and De 9 Straatjes. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Hoenderloo and see Hoge Veluwe National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, shop like a local with Renssen Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Keramiek Atelier & Galerie Marjoke de Heer, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Amsterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in December: highs in Amsterdam hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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 17th (Tue): view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then hike along Landgoed Clingendael, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam travel website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Nieuwe Kerk
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Landgoed Clingendael ©
Landgoed Clingendael

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