12 days in North Holland Province, Flevoland Province & Friesland Province Itinerary

12 days in North Holland Province, Flevoland Province & Friesland Province Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edam
— 1 night
Drive
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Haarlem
— 1 night
Drive
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Zandvoort
— 2 nights
Drive
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Almere
— 1 night
Drive
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Leeuwarden
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Delft (Maria van Jessekerk & Agnetapark) and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

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Tokyo, Japan to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Amsterdam is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Edam

— 1 night
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Edams Museum, pick up some local products at Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak, examine the collection at Fort Edam, experience the excitement of Experience Volendam, then examine the collection at Mondial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Scheepswerf Groot.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edam road trip planning app.

Edam is just a short distance from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Edam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Haarlem

— 1 night

Flower City

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 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jopen Tap Room.

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Drive from Edam to Haarlem in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Zandvoort.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Zandvoort

— 2 nights
Zandvoort is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.Zandvoort is one of the major beach resorts of the Netherlands; it has a long sandy beach, bordered by coastal dunes. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at museum Beelden aan Zee, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee, then take in the pleasant sights at Old Zandvliet Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally stroll through Scheveningen Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zandvoort trip itinerary planning site.

Zandvoort is very close to Haarlem. In July, daytime highs in Zandvoort are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Almere.

Things to do in Zandvoort

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Almere

— 1 night
Almere is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. On the 1st (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Thermen La Mer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then learn more about the world around you at Geologisch Museum Hofland, and finally see the interesting displays at Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Almere online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zandvoort to Almere takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Almere can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Almere

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Leeuwarden

— 2 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, admire all the interesting features of Jopie Huisman Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), then get to know the fascinating history of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, and finally make a trip to Blokhuispoort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum Joure, get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, then examine the collection at Boomsma Museum, and finally wander the streets of Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden.

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Drive from Almere to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Leeuwarden are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

North Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums

Flevoland Province travel guide

3.7
Theme Parks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums

Friesland Province travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Art Museums