4 days in Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

4 days in Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

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4 days in Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Madrid, Spain

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then admire the masterpieces at Rembrandt House Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

Madrid, Spain to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Neptunbad, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Nature Parks Museums
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Neptunbad ©
Neptunbad
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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