10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Rotterdam
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
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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.
Nieuwe Kerk and Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Markthal and Monsieur Saucisson. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: Strandkerk Dishoek (in Dishoek), Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, contemplate the long history of Distilleerketel, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, and wander the streets of Kop van Zuid.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam holiday planner.

Amman, Jordan to Rotterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amman to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. In December, Rotterdam is slightly colder than Amman - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Rijksmuseum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Utrecht and see Canals area, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, take in the exciting artwork at Renssen Art Gallery, wander the streets of Leidseplein, and see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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