9 days in Rotterdam & Amstelveen Itinerary

9 days in Rotterdam & Amstelveen Itinerary

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9 days in Rotterdam & Amstelveen Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Rotterdam
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
2
Amstelveen
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Doha

5
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and The Hague (Madurodam & Vredespaleis). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam road trip planning website .

Doha, Qatar to Rotterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Doha to Rotterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in November, expect Rotterdam to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amstelveen.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Efteling
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Euromast ©
Euromast
Markthal ©
Markthal
Efteling ©
Efteling

3
nights
Amstelveen

Amstelveen ©
On the 5th (Thu), browse the collection at de Bibliotheek Amstelland, do a tasting at Wijngaard de Amsteltuin, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ronde Hoep Polder. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Vleeshal.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amstelveen trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Amstelveen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Amstelveen sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Amstelveen

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Haarlem, Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

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