4 days in Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

4 days in Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Madrid, Spain

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker.

Madrid, Spain to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Neptunbad, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne online trip maker.

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel 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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