8 days in Amsterdam & Alkmaar Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam & Alkmaar Itinerary

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8 days in Amsterdam & Alkmaar Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Alkmaar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam is 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Klim naar de hemel, have fun at De Meent, then see the interesting displays at Het Beatles Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, and finally contemplate the long history of Hof Van Sonoy. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Kaeskoppenstad and then appreciate the history behind Korenmolen 't Roode Hert.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alkmaar sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Alkmaar in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Alkmaar sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Klim naar de hemel ©
Klim naar de hemel
Korenmolen 't Roode Hert ©
Korenmolen 't Roode Hert
Hof Van Sonoy ©
Hof Van Sonoy

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