11 days in Benelux Itinerary

11 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands journey maker

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Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edam
— 1 night
Drive
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Schermerhorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Giethoorn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam
— 1 day
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Amsterdam

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Dutch Costume Museum and Dutch Costume Photo Studio and Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like De Duif and Hof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: National Military Museum (in Soest) and Cruquius Pump Museum (in Cruquius). There's much more to do: make a trip to Kalverstraat, stop by SUMSUM Amsterdam, explore the historical opulence of Muiderslot, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tel Aviv in December, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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Edam

— 1 night
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Hollandse Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then examine the collection at Waterlandsmuseum De Speeltoren Monnickendam, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bierderij Waterland.

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Edam is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In December in Edam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Schermerhorn.

Things to do in Edam

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Schermerhorn

— 1 night
Schermerhorn is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Museummolen Schermer and then don't miss a visit to Schermer Mills.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Schermerhorn itinerary planner.

Schermerhorn is just a short distance from Edam. In December in Schermerhorn, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll set off for Giethoorn on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Schermerhorn

Historic Sites · Museums
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Giethoorn

— 4 nights
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kasteel Warmelo and Old Blasius. Let the collections at Klooster-wandeling Aduard and HistoMobil capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Huis Singraven (in Denekamp), Infoversum (in Groningen) and Spa boerderij (in Nutter). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at St Bernardushof Kloostermuseum, see the interesting displays at Museumhuis Rams Woerthe, pause for some serene contemplation at Bergkerk, and look for gifts at Lekkers & Zo.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Giethoorn online day trip planner.

You can drive from Schermerhorn to Giethoorn in 2 hours. December in Giethoorn sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Rotterdam

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk.

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Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Rotterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
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