11 days in Benelux Itinerary

11 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands journey maker

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Fly
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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 Kalverstraat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: National Military Museum (in Soest), Cruquius Pump Museum (in Cruquius) and Hof (in Amersfoort). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk, look for gifts at SUMSUM Amsterdam, and explore the historical opulence of Muiderslot.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, you will find days in Amsterdam are cooler (9°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 St Bernardushof Kloostermuseum. Let the collections at Klooster-wandeling Aduard and Huis Singraven capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergkerk (in Deventer), Infoversum (in Groningen) and Spa boerderij (in Nutter). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Blasius, look for gifts at Lekkers & Zo, and see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Giethoorn trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Schermerhorn to Giethoorn in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. 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

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

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