11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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

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 Cruquius Pump Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like De Duif and Grote Kerk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Hof (in Amersfoort) and National Military Museum (in Soest). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kalverstraat, look for gifts at SUMSUM Amsterdam, explore the historical opulence of Muiderslot, and see the interesting displays at Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

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. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.

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

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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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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Rotterdam — 1 day

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.
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