14 days in Holland Itinerary

14 days in Holland Itinerary

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14 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Cologne
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
2
The Hague
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Utrecht
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Maastricht
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Liege

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
nights
The Hague

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Madurodam and then ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights). On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen, then see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, then examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the The Hague itinerary site .

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, make a trip to Delfshaven, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, and finally make a trip to Witte de Withstraat. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, then browse the different shops at Markthal, then stop by Monsieur Saucisson, and finally meet the residents at Rotterdam Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam sightseeing planner.

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from The Hague. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus
Euromast ©
Euromast
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

2
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 8th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis Utrecht, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canals area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then have fun and explore at Museum Speelklok, and finally stop by Subcultures - Spellenwinkel.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Utrecht online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. September in Utrecht sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Maastricht.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

2
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 10th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Maastricht, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Saint Servaasbridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady, steep yourself in history at Helpoort, then don't miss a visit to De Bisschopsmolen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Servatius, and finally make a trip to Market Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maastricht road trip planning tool .

Getting from Utrecht to Maastricht by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter
Basilica of Our Lady ©
Basilica of Our Lady

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