15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Haarlem
— 3 nights
Drive
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The Hague
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arnhem
— 1 night
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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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Red Light District, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and stop by The Jordaan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planning site.

Ubud, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Amsterdam is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ubud in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Haarlem

— 3 nights

Flower City

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: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, steep yourself in history at Molen De Adriaan Museum, kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo).

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Haarlem trip planner.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

The Hague

— 3 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
Step out of The Hague with an excursion to Keukenhof in Lisse--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and browse the collection at Centrale Bibliotheek.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our The Hague trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Rotterdam

— 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotterdam: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, appreciate the history behind Oostpoort, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 1 night

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and finally stroll around Park Sonsbeek.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arnhem trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Parks

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.