12 days in Holland & Cologne Itinerary

12 days in Holland & Cologne Itinerary

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12 days in Holland & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Drive:  4​h
1
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
The Hague, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Middelburg, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tilburg, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gamescom. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at OMS Beachclub.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cologne day trip planner.

Freiburg im Breisgau to Cologne is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In August, daytime highs in Cologne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Events Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

OMS Beachclub
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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at Leidseplein and Cheese & More Dam. The Jordaan and Van Gogh Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Bloemendaal to see Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House and tour the water at your own pace with Rederij De Jordaan.

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Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zandvoort.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
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 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Nieuwkoopse Plassen and then get in on the family fun at Madurodam. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Deltawerken Oosterschelde and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrouwenpolder Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our The Hague journey builder app .

Drive from Zandvoort to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in The Hague are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Tilburg.

Things to do in The Hague

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Deltawerken Oosterschelde, Vrouwenpolder Beach
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Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach
Deltawerken Oosterschelde ©
Deltawerken Oosterschelde

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Middelburg, Holland

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Boulevard van Vlissingen and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Domburg. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Boswachterij Westerschouwen and then examine the collection at Watersnoodmuseum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Middelburg trip planning site .

Getting from The Hague to Middelburg by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Middelburg when traveling from The Hague in August, with lows around 19°C. On the 31st (Fri), you're off toTilburg.

Things to do in Middelburg

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Boswachterij Westerschouwen, Watersnoodmuseum, Boulevard van Vlissingen
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Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen
Watersnoodmuseum ©
Watersnoodmuseum
Boswachterij Westerschouwen ©
Boswachterij Westerschouwen

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night
Tilburg, Holland

Tilburg ©
The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
Safaripark Beekse Bergen has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), find something for the whole family at Safaripark Beekse Bergen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tilburg travel website .

Traveling by train from The Hague to Tilburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Tilburg

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Safaripark Beekse Bergen ©
Safaripark Beekse Bergen