12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
2
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
3
Delft
— 2 nights
4
Haarlem
— 2 nights

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planner.

Calgary, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Calgary in April, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk to see World Heritage Kinderdijk about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Euromast, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, and browse the different shops at Markthal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Delft.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Plaza Markt.
Highlights from your plan
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Euromast ©
Euromast
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

2
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, make a trip to De Candelaer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, and finally make a trip to Markt. On the next day, stop by Cheese and More Delft, see the interesting displays at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, then don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hortus botanicus Leiden.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Delft trip itinerary builder site.

Delft is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Delft

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hortus botanicus Leiden
Highlights from your plan
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Old Church ©
Old Church
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

2
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Haarlem is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), steep yourself in history at Molen De Adriaan Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Haarlem Railway Station.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Haarlem trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Delft to Haarlem in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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

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