12 days in Amsterdam, Haarlem & Rotterdam Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Haarlem & Rotterdam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
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Haarlem
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dammam in December, you will find days in Amsterdam are colder (9°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Haarlem

— 2 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Go for a jaunt from Haarlem to Lisse to see Hoeve Wassergeest about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, look for gifts at Deli K's, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and examine the collection at Teylers Museum.

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Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Rotterdam

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Peace Palace, Madurodam, &more) and museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and examine the collection at Museum Prinsenhof Delft.

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Traveling by car from Haarlem to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips