11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Larnaca
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Utrecht
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Haarlem
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
4
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Larnaca

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Prison Gate Museum, then explore the world behind art at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam online travel planner .

Larnaca, Cyprus to Rotterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Larnaca to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Larnaca in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rotterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Nieuwe Kerk, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

3
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Canals area and St. John's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kroller-Muller Museum and Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Utrecht: Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel (in Driel), Museonder (in Otterlo) and Korte Putstraat (in Den Bosch). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), and don't miss a visit to Jan VI van Nassau-Dillenburg (Jan de Oude).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Utrecht trip maker .

Getting from Rotterdam to Utrecht by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Utrecht are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Den Bosch, Otterlo, Rocksteady Militaria, Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel
Highlights from your plan
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Canals area ©
Canals area
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

1
night
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janskerk, admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Haarlem day trip app .

Traveling by train from Utrecht to Haarlem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Haarlem sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Body Worlds. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Volendam to see Mondial Museum about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, pause for some serene contemplation at English Reformed Church, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning app .

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Haarlem. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mondial Museum, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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