11 days in Holland Itinerary

11 days in Holland Itinerary

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11 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leeuwarden
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Groningen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Nijmegen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tee off at Groene Ster Leeuwarden, have some family-friendly fun at Monkey Town, and then pause for some photo ops at LOVE.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leeuwarden trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Groningen.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Golf Parks Outdoors

1
night
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll around Noorderplantsoen Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Tours, and then get outside with Klimcentrum Bjoeks.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Groningen travel site .

Take a train from Leeuwarden to Groningen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nijmegen.

Things to do in Groningen

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Klimcentrum Bjoeks ©
Klimcentrum Bjoeks
Battlefield Tours ©
Battlefield Tours
Noorderplantsoen Park ©
Noorderplantsoen Park

1
night
Nijmegen

Nijmegen ©
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, then have some family-friendly fun at EnjoyVR, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nijmegen holiday tool .

You can drive from Groningen to Nijmegen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Fun & Games Trails Parks
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EnjoyVR ©
EnjoyVR
Room Escape Games

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, do a tasting at Wijngaard Apostelhoeve, then steep yourself in history at Helpoort, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maastricht trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Nijmegen to Maastricht by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter
Basilica of Our Lady ©
Basilica of Our Lady
Wijngaard Apostelhoeve ©
Wijngaard Apostelhoeve

2
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axe Throwing, and finally examine the collection at The Hidden House of Madame de Berry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam travel route planner .

You can drive from Maastricht to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Tours Shopping

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Delft, The Hague
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