11 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
Fly + Train:  22​h 45​min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Taipei, Taiwan

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Take a break from the city and head to Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun and Drachenfels. Cologne Chocolate Museum and Wallraf-Richartz Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Bonner Münster (in Bonn), Oberhausen (Oberhausen Centro & Gasometer Oberhausen) and Dusseldorf (Old Town (Altstadt) & Konigsallee). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Fragrance museum Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Taipei, Taiwan to Cologne is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Taipei in June: high temperatures in Cologne hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Oberhausen, Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, Drachenfels, Bonner Munster
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 De Negen Straatjes and TASCHEN Store Amsterdam. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Venture out of the city with trips to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Bussloo (in Wilp) and Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland (in Overveen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), stroll through Strand Egmond aan Zee, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

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You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland, Bussloo
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof