8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 1 night
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Utrecht
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam
— 1 night

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cafe Pollux as well as Zaanse Schans. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): join in the after-dark buzz at Cafe Pollux, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominicus Kerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder website.

Chicago, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Amsterdam. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

2
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Canals area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Jan VI van Nassau-Dillenburg (Jan de Oude), take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum Speelklok, then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Utrecht vacation planning site.

Drive from Amsterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Canals area
4.9

2
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©

Manhattan on the Maas

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 14th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk and then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, admire the landmark architecture of Erasmus Bridge, browse the different shops at Markthal, then stop by Monsieur Saucisson, and finally make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Shopping Mall
Markthal
4.3
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Observation Deck
Euromast
4.2

1
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Light District, Afsluitdijk and Zaanse Schans. On the 16th (Mon), take a stroll through Red Light District, cruise along Afsluitdijk, and then don't miss a visit to Dam Square. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit The Jordaan and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
The Jordaan
4.7
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Neighborhood
Red Light District
2.9
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Landmark
Dam Square
3.4

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