18 days in North Holland Province Itinerary

18 days in North Holland Province Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
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Zaandam
— 3 nights
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Edam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Volendam
— 5 nights
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Enkhuizen
— 2 nights
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Haarlem
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam

— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Herengracht and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Leprozenpoort.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Amsterdam. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zaandam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Zaandam

— 3 nights
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Het Jonge Schaap, then get engrossed in the history at De Bonte Hen, then steep yourself in history at Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, and finally examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Windmillamsterdam, then see the interesting displays at Zaans Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Honig Breethuis, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jagersplas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zaandam driving holiday planning tool.

Zaandam is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Edam.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Edam

— 2 nights
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Beemsterkerk, make a trip to Museummolen Schermer, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Nicolaaskerk of Koepelkerk Purmerend uit 1853. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Kaaswaag Edam, play a few rounds at Burggolf, hike along Park Plantsoengracht Purmerend, then get to know the fascinating history of Koemarkt Purmerend uit 1645, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, and finally steep yourself in history at Speeltoren.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edam trip planner.

Edam is very close to Zaandam. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Volendam.

Things to do in Edam

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Volendam

— 5 nights
Mondial Museum and Uniek Volendam will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Volendams Museum and Palingsound Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Volendam trip maker app.

Volendam is just a stone's throw from Edam. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will leave for Enkhuizen on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Volendam

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Enkhuizen

— 2 nights
Enkhuizen is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.HistoryEnkhuizen was one of the harbour-towns of the VOC, just like Hoorn and Amsterdam, from where overseas trade with the East Indies was conducted. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion), don't miss a visit to Jopie Huisman Museum, and then make a trip to UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): walk around Snouck Van Loosen park, examine the collection at Flessenscheepjes Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis van Enkhuizen uit 1688, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zuiderkerk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stichting De Westerkerk.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Enkhuizen trip planning website.

Getting from Volendam to Enkhuizen by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. August in Enkhuizen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Enkhuizen

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Haarlem

— 3 nights

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 7th (Wed): make a trip to Hofje van Bakenes, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally shop like a local with De Vishal. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Weekmarkt Hoofddorp Centrum, then take an in-depth tour of Cruquius Pump Museum, then examine the collection at Teylers Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Corrie ten Boom House.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Haarlem online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Enkhuizen to Haarlem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

North Holland Province travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums