14 days in Benelux Itinerary

14 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands journey planner

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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
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Zaandam
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Den Helder
— 1 night
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Groningen
— 2 nights
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Giethoorn
— 1 day
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Vaals
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
— 2 nights
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The Hague
— 1 night
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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam

— 2 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, stroll around Vondelpark, don't miss a visit to Dam Square, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in January, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zaandam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Zaandam

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zaandam trip planner.

Zaandam is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Den Helder.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Den Helder

— 1 night
Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Redding museum, Den Helder, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadsbrouwerij Helderse Jongens, and then meet the residents at Landgoed Hoenderdaell.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Den Helder holiday planner.

Drive from Zaandam to Den Helder in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Den Helder can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Den Helder

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

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Groningen

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Groninger Museum, take a stroll through Vismarkt, and then examine the collection at Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Groningen day trip planner.

Getting from Den Helder to Groningen by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Groningen are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Giethoorn

— 1 day
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum Belvedere and then admire the natural beauty at De Orchideeen Hoeve.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Giethoorn day trip planner.

You can drive from Groningen to Giethoorn in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Giethoorn, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaals.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Vaals

— 2 nights
Vaals is a town in the extreme southeastern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, which in its turn finds itself in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The municipality covers an area of in the foothills of the Ardennes - Eifelrange and is located about 23km east of Maastricht and 5km west of the city centre of Aachen.It borders on both Belgium and Germany. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Pauluskerk, then walk around Drielandenpunt, then get engrossed in the history at Thermenmuseum (Roman Baths Museum), and finally savor the flavors at St. Martinus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gulpener Bierbrouwerij, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then hit the slopes at SnowWorld Landgraaf, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Benedictusberg Abbey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaals online travel planner.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Vaals in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vaals can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Vaals

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Rotterdam

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then find something for the whole family at Efteling, and then make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Euromast and then take a memorable drive along Tour Delft - Private Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rotterdam tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Vaals to Rotterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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The Hague

— 1 night

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the The Hague route maker tool.

Getting from Rotterdam to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in The Hague, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Side Trip

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Amsterdam

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

Getting from The Hague to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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