Take a break to discover the iconic cities of the Netherlands. Start the adventure with a shopping spree in Amsterdam taking pride in its architecture and Van Gogh Museum, which exhibits the works of the great master alongside pieces painted by his contemporaries. Head to Rotterdam to see one of the largest ports in the world and visit numerous art galleries before going back home.
After eventful days and unraveling the cities’ mysteries, unwind in the conveniently located hotels which offer contemporary accommodation in en suite rooms.
- XO Hotels Blue Square or XO HOTELS Blue Tower in Amsterdam
- Hotel ibis Rotterdam City Centre or H2OTEL in Rotterdam
- Outbound: flight or train from London to Amsterdam
- 2 or 3 nights in Amsterdam
- Train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam
- 2 or 3 nights in Rotterdam
- Inbound: flight or train from Rotterdam to London
Groupon’s Guide To Amsterdam
Sitting on the south bank of IJ Lake, Amsterdam is a port city connected to the North Sea, with Amstel River flowing through from south to north. Mixing vibrant nightlife and many diverse festivals with Renaissance architecture and cultural events, Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is a convenient spot for exploration and relaxation.
Guests can take a breath of fresh air with a stroll through the Erasmus Park, where ponds, gardens and local attractions make for a nice day of adventure or lazing in the sunshine. Moving inside, travellers can visit the Van Gogh Museum, which exhibits the works of the great master alongside pieces painted by his contemporaries. In this city of many tastes, tourists may enjoy Asian or Indonesian cuisine at one of the city’s restaurants or have dessert in one of the famous pancake houses, before renting a bicycle for a refreshing ride along the canals. Amsterdam also boasts shopping streets, filled with a wide range of stores and street markets selling food and clothes.
The weather in the capital city of Netherlands features an oceanic climate, strongly influenced by the North Sea. The temperatures during the summer season are mild, with the average high of about 20°C. The city gets a great level of sunshine throughout the season. However, the average low temperature, especially in the evenings, reaches about 12°C. Starting from mid-September, autumn is a rainy and wet period, with October having an average of 13°C and November one of 9°C. Amsterdam rarely sees the temperatures drop below 0°C in winter, with the average high around of 5°C. The level of sunshine drops to one hour per day in December, but this improves as the season progresses. In the spring, the weather starts to heat up. Although March and April are still chilly, May is often very pleasant with highs reaching 20°C.
Groupon’s Guide To Rotterdam
Placed in the west of The Netherlands, Rotterdam is one of the biggest cities in the country, offering a modern panorama of skyscrapers and bridges featuring contemporary architecture.
One of the largest ports in the world is the Port of Rotterdam with its plants, docks and container ships. Other local attractions include the Maritime Museum, a museum dedicated to the naval history, and the Rotterdam Zoo, displaying a wide variety of animal species. Art lovers can enjoy the art galleries or the internationally renowned Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum housing paintings from different periods from Bosch and Rembrandt to Van Gogh and Mondrian. Guests may enjoy a stroll on the European Walk of Fame adorned with hand and footprints, as well as a visit to the Cube houses beckoning with innovative architecture.
Option 1: with flights
- £159-£249 for 4 nights, depending on the departure date chosen
- £239-£329 for 6 nights, depending on the departure date chosen
Option 2: with Eurostar train tickets
- £219-£269 for 4 nights, depending on the departure date chosen
- £299-£349 for 6 nights, depending on the departure date chosen