8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h
1
Rotterdam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Valkenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
The Hague
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the views from Erasmus Bridge. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then browse the different shops at Markthal.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam holiday maker app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rotterdam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rotterdam, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Valkenburg.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Landtong Rozenburg
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Markthal ©
Markthal
Erasmus Bridge ©
Erasmus Bridge

2
nights
Valkenburg

Valkenburg ©
Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm.
On the 23rd (Mon), Head underground at Coalmine Valkenburg, make a trip to Vrijthof, contemplate the long history of Boekhandel Dominicanen, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, then take an unorthodox tour of De Geulpoort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oude Kerk H.H. Nicolaas en Barbarakerk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Gemeentegrot, then explore the ancient world of Rijksmonument Middeleeuwse Grendelpoort Valkenburg, then browse the exhibits of Museum Romeinse Katakomben, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Op Ezel Avontuur.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valkenburg visit planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Valkenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Valkenburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Valkenburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maastricht, Op Ezel Avontuur
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Gemeentegrot ©
Gemeentegrot
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Museum Romeinse Katakomben ©
Museum Romeinse Katakomben

2
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Wed), take a stroll through The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through Leidseplein. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Valkenburg to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, and finally shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Strand Rockanje and then take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the The Hague trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in The Hague are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Strand Rockanje
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

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