11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
2
Haarlem
— 2 nights
3
Giethoorn
— 3 nights

4
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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planning app.

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in April: highs in Amsterdam hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Corrie ten Boom House, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), thenget to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and finally make a trip to Vleeshal. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Duinrell Amusement Park, admire the striking features of Molen De Adriaan Museum, thenexamine the collection at Teylers Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Proveniershof.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Haarlem travel itinerary planner.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In May in Haarlem, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Duinrell Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

3
nights
Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Change things up with these side-trips from Giethoorn: Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen (in Emmen), Groninger Museum (in Groningen) and Curly Coffee (in Zwolle). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, and engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium.

You can plan Giethoorn trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Haarlem to Giethoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Giethoorn sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, Groninger Museum, Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, Eise Eisinga Planetarium, Fries Museum
Highlights from your plan
Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus

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