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The majority of visitors to the Netherlands flock to Amsterdam. But perhaps you are looking for an alternative Dutch city to visit or an easy day trip from Amsterdam? Leiden, located between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, is an often-overlooked small city which oozes charm. It’s a perfect day trip from either city. To help you make the most of your time there, here’s how to spend one day in Leiden, exploring its highlights on a self-guided walking tour.

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Rotterdam is a city that rose like a magnificent phoenix from the ashes. Whilst it doesn’t have the picturesque canals and medieval buildings of Amsterdam, it does have bold modern architecture and vibrancy in spades.

And the good news is that you can see the best that the city has to offer in just one day. To help you make the most of your time in Rotterdam, here are its 9 best places to see, linked by a self-guided walking tour.