13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Volendam
— 3 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Charlotte

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Amsterdam — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse), Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and Annemieke's Pluktuin (in Hillegom). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary tool.

Charlotte, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in April, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam — 3 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.
Step out of Rotterdam to go to The Hague and see Madurodam, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, don't miss a visit to Markt, and take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

Start your trip to Rotterdam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Volendam.
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Volendam — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Volendam: Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen) and National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome) (in Lelystad).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Volendam day trip website.

Getting from Rotterdam to Volendam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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