11 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Munster, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Drive:  15 min
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Dortmund Airport and Weeze Airport. In July in Cologne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Dusseldorf takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munster.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites
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Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade

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Munster, Germany

Munster ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munster: Arboretum Melzingen (in Melzingen), Uelzen (Der Weg Der Steine, Hundertwasser-Bahnhof, &more) and Ebstorf (Klosters Ebstorf & Kloster Ebstorf).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munster sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Munster in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munster

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Uelzen, Ebstorf, Arboretum Melzingen
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Arboretum Melzingen ©
Arboretum Melzingen
Deutsches Panzermuseum ©
Deutsches Panzermuseum
Flueggenhofsee ©
Flueggenhofsee

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam visit planning website.

Explore your travel options from Munster to Amsterdam with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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Zaandam, The Netherlands

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 27th (Sat), make a trip to Molen De Kat, thenrelax in the rural setting at Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, and then get great views at Specerijenmagazijn Indie's Welvaren. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zaandam road trip website.

Zaandam is very close to Amsterdam. In July in Zaandam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Get out of town with these interesting Alkmaar side-trips: Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen) and Hoorn (Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw & Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grote Sint Laurenskerk, admire the striking features of Accijnstoren van Alkmaar uit 1622, see the interesting displays at Hollands Kaasmuseum, and pause for some photo ops at Kissing Cheesegirl.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alkmaar trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Zaandam to Alkmaar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoorn, Zuiderzeemuseum
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Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik ©
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
Grote Sint Laurenskerk ©
Grote Sint Laurenskerk

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