12 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

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12 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15 h
1
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Nieuwe Kerk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar), Boswachterij Westerschouwen (in Westenschouwen) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam holiday app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rotterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in April: high temperatures in Rotterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Boswachterij Westerschouwen, Lentevreugd
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Venture out of the city with trips to Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, explore the activities along Het Twiske, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve.

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Take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Haarlem, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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