13 days in Holland Itinerary

13 days in Holland Itinerary

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13 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
1
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
2
Alkmaar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Haarlem
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Gouda
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, walk around Vondelpark, and don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Strand van Castricum, then go for a walk through Kaeskoppenstad, and then admire the striking features of Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alkmaar road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Alkmaar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Alkmaar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Strand van Castricum, Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630
Highlights from your plan
Kaeskoppenstad ©
Kaeskoppenstad

4
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, nightlife, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, contemplate the long history of Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, admire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Haarlem trip itinerary maker app .

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Alkmaar. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Gouda.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

2
nights
Gouda

Gouda
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gouda holiday planner .

You can take a train from Haarlem to Gouda in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gouda can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Haag on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Gouda

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

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