10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands attractions planner

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Rotterdam
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Rotterdam
— 1 night
Drive
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The Hague
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harlingen
— 1 night
Drive
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Leeuwarden
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam

— 1 night

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then stop by Cheese and More Delft, then identify plant and animal life at Landtong Rozenburg, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rhoonse grienden.

Make your Rotterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Halifax, Canada to Rotterdam is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Halifax to Rotterdam. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague

— 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a stroll through Agnetapark, explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lentevreugd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at Verita's Visit, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read The Hague route planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Harlingen.

Things to do in The Hague

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Harlingen

— 1 night
Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Broerekerk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, then don't miss a visit to Jopie Huisman Museum, then get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie de Vis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Harlingen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from The Hague to Harlingen in 2 hours. September in Harlingen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Harlingen

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 1 night
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum Joure, then contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate, then get engrossed in the history at Museum de Grutterswinkel, and finally wander the streets of Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Leeuwarden online day trip planner.

Leeuwarden is just a short distance from Harlingen. In September in Leeuwarden, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to Leidseplein and De Kaaskamerfor plenty of shopping. Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online day trip planner.

Drive from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.