8 days in Eindhoven, The Hague & Rotterdam Itinerary

8 days in Eindhoven, The Hague & Rotterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Eindhoven, The Hague & Rotterdam Itinerary

Start: Eindhoven
1
Eindhoven
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
The Hague
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Eindhoven
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rotterdam
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Eindhoven
— 4 nights
End: Eindhoven

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night
Eindhoven

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.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Designhuis and then don't miss a visit to Sint-Catharinakerk.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Eindhoven day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.

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Designhuis ©
Designhuis
Sint-Catharinakerk ©
Sint-Catharinakerk

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The Hague

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

Before you visit The Hague, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Eindhoven to The Hague in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eindhoven in August, you will find days in The Hague are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Eindhoven.

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Eindhoven

Eindhoven ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strijp-S as well as Piet Hein Eek. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Piet Hein Eek, take a stroll through Strijp-S, and then examine the collection at Philips Museum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from The Hague to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rotterdam.

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Philips Museum ©
Philips Museum
Strijp-S ©
Strijp-S

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day
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.
You've added Markthal, Kijk-Kubus, Witte Huis, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, then don't miss a visit to Witte Huis, then see the interesting displays at Dutch Pinball Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthal Rotterdam.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rotterdam attractions planner .

Getting from Eindhoven to Rotterdam by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Eindhoven.

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Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Markthal ©
Markthal
Kunsthal Rotterdam ©
Kunsthal Rotterdam
Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk ©
Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk

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nights
Eindhoven

Eindhoven ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at DAF Museum and Ton Smits Huis. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philips Stadion and Down Town Gourmet Market. Enjoy Eindhoven some more: appreciate the history behind Flying Pins.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Eindhoven visit planner .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Eindhoven

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DAF Museum ©
DAF Museum
Philips Stadion ©
Philips Stadion
Ton Smits Huis ©
Ton Smits Huis

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