10 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive:  1​h
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4
days
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cologne Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neptunbad and Museum Ludwig. It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Koelner Zoo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cologne visit planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cologne is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Neptunbad ©
Neptunbad
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

5
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Royal Palace Amsterdam, Natura Artis Magistra, Frans Hals Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and De Kaaskamer. Head to De Negen Straatjes and Flower Market / Bloemenmarktfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and steep yourself in history at Rembrandt House Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Haarlem, Muiderslot
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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