20 days in Holland Itinerary

20 days in Holland Itinerary

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20 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Haarlem
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Alkmaar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Giethoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bourtange
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Naarden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Utrecht
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Kinderdijk
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
10
Rotterdam
— 1 night
train:  15​min
11
Delft
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
12
The Hague
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
13
Leiden
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Red Light District and Van Gogh Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at ARTIS, get a taste of the local shopping with Bureau Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning app .

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for much colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 2nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, then see the interesting displays at Museum Haarlem, and then stop by Melgers Wijn en Dranken. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at De Vishal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then steep yourself in history at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Proveniershof.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haarlem online trip planner .

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In January, daytime highs in Haarlem are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

1
night
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Het Beatles Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alkmaar trip itinerary planner .

Alkmaar is very close to Haarlem. January in Alkmaar sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Het Beatles Museum ©
Het Beatles Museum

1
night
Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 5th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at De Wieden and then look for gifts at Lekkers & Zo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Giethoorn vacation planner .

Getting from Alkmaar to Giethoorn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bourtange.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

De Wieden
Highlights from your plan
De Wieden ©
De Wieden

1
night
Bourtange

Bourtange ©
Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. On the 6th (Sun), experience rural life at Kloosterboederij Bleyendael and then learn about all things military at Vesting Bourtange.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bourtange travel route website .

Drive from Giethoorn to Bourtange in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naarden.

Things to do in Bourtange

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kloosterboederij Bleyendael
Highlights from your plan
Vesting Bourtange ©
Vesting Bourtange
Kloosterboederij Bleyendael ©
Kloosterboederij Bleyendael

1
night
Naarden

Naarden ©
Naarden is a city and former municipality in the Gooi region in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Naardermeer, then identify plant and animal life at Tafelbergheide, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naarden trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bourtange to Naarden takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Utrecht.

Things to do in Naarden

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Tafelbergheide
Highlights from your plan
Tafelbergheide ©
Tafelbergheide

1
night
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 8th (Tue), choose your vessel at Grachtenvaarders.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Utrecht holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Naarden to Utrecht takes an hour. In January in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Utrecht

Transportation Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grachtenvaarders ©
Grachtenvaarders

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Basilica of Our Lady, stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery Tours, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Utrecht to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter
Basilica of Our Lady ©
Basilica of Our Lady

1
night
Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and then take a peaceful walk through Het Loetbos.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kinderdijk trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Maastricht to Kinderdijk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kinderdijk can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Het Loetbos
Highlights from your plan
Het Loetbos ©
Het Loetbos
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotterdam Zoo.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam vacation maker app .

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Kinderdijk. January in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Delft.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo
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.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Medisch Museum "De Griffioen", admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk, and finally stop by Cheese and More Delft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, then take in the exciting artwork at Prinsenkwartier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rooms-katholieke Sint Hippolytuskapel.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Delft trip builder site .

Delft is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In January, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to The Hague.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum Paul Tetar van Elven ©
Museum Paul Tetar van Elven
Old Church ©
Old Church

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 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Scheveningen beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Beelden aan Zee, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then stroll through Zandmotor, and finally learn about all things military at Widerstandsnest 67 HL, Stichting Atlantikwall Musuem Scheveningen.

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

The Hague is just a short distance from Delft. In January, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Leiden.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
museum Beelden aan Zee ©
museum Beelden aan Zee

2
nights
Leiden

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the activities along Rijn (Rhine) and then kick back and relax at Scheveningen beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Nieuwkoopse Plassen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leiden trip itinerary builder .

Leiden is very close to The Hague. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leiden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, Scheveningen Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scheveningen Beach ©
Scheveningen Beach

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