10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Train:  45 min
1
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
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 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, get in on the family fun at Efteling, and then steep yourself in history at The Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): stop by The Blue Tulip, revel in the low prices at Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw, then examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis, then admire the masterpieces at Mauritshuis, and finally get in on the family fun at Madurodam.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rotterdam itinerary builder.

Amsterdam to Rotterdam is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Old Church ©
Old Church

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Zandvoort aan Zee, De Nieuwe Kerk, Natura Artis Magistra, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Light District and Leidseplein. Museum-lovers will get to explore Science Center NEMO and Resistance Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Rembrandt House Museum, hunt for treasures at Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt, browse the range of quality goods at de Bijenkorf, and take a tour by water with Sloepdelen Boat Rental.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Haarlem, Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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