21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Edam
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
The Hague
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Cairo

6
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Willet-Holthuysen Museum and Brouwersgracht. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Royal Palace Amsterdam. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cachou Artelier, hunt for treasures at Noordermarkt, catch a movie at De Balie, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning site .

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Cachou Artelier ©
Cachou Artelier
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ©
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

7
nights
Edam

Edam ©
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Head to Edam Cheese market and Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outletfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum) and Fort Edam. Explore Edam's surroundings by going to Stadhuis van Enkhuizen uit 1688 (in Enkhuizen), Walibi Holland (in Biddinghuizen) and Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630 (in De Rijp). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Alkmaar cheese market, get into the urban bustle at Marken, steep yourself in history at Scheepswerf Groot, and pause for some serene contemplation at Toren Grote of Lebuinuskerk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edam day trip planning site .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Edam in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to The Hague.

Things to do in Edam

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lelystad, Apeldoorn, Enkhuizen, Alkmaar cheese market, Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630
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Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Fort Edam ©
Fort Edam
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam. Do your shopping at Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw and The Blue Tulip. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around The Hague: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam) and UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), explore the world behind art at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and look for gifts at Lien and Giel.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read The Hague travel planner.

Traveling by car from Edam to The Hague takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Old Church ©
Old Church

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