8 days in Rotterdam & Cologne Itinerary

8 days in Rotterdam & Cologne Itinerary

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wereldmuseum and Hulstkamp Gebouw. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum Boerhaave and Kunsthal Rotterdam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: Museum Volkenkunde (in Leiden) and Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of De Rotterdam, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and take in the waterfront at Old Harbour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam journey builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rotterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rotterdam. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Rotterdam at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Rotterdam

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Side Trips

Leiden, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen
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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave ©
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Wereldmuseum ©
Wereldmuseum

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and Neptunbad. Appreciate the collections at The Cathedral Treasury and Wallraf-Richartz Museum. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at TimeRide Cologne, stop by Historic Old Town, examine the collection at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, and steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cologne itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rotterdam to Cologne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Cologne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Neighborhoods Nature
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Neptunbad ©
Neptunbad
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum ©
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum
The Cathedral Treasury ©
The Cathedral Treasury

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