22 days in Holland Itinerary

22 days in Holland Itinerary

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22 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Edam
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Zaandam
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Haarlem
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Alkmaar
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Den Helder
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Pune

6
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: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Leidseplein, meet the residents at ARTIS, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

Plan my Amsterdam trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Pune, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Pune to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edam.

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
Edam

Edam ©
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 31st (Thu), take in the waterfront activity at Marina Volendam, examine the collection at Mondial Museum, then look for gifts at Cheese Factory Volendam, then examine the collection at Volendams Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Alida Hoeve Cheese Farm & Wooden shoe factory. Keep things going the next day: catch some excitement at Rent & Event Volendam, contemplate the long history of Scheepswerf Groot, get a sense of history and politics at Gemeenlandshuis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then get engrossed in the history at Edams Museum, and finally take in the views from Kwakelbrug.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edam trip planner .

Edam is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in Edam

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Volendam
Highlights from your plan
Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Edams Museum ©
Edams Museum
Kwakelbrug ©
Kwakelbrug

2
nights
Zaandam

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester, see the interesting displays at Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, examine the collection at Zaans Museum, contemplate the long history of Het Jonge Schaap, then take a stroll through Stadshart Zaandam, and finally don't miss a visit to Molen De Kat. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Streets of the World Photo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of De Zoeker Molen, see the interesting displays at The Tsar Peter House, see the interesting displays at Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, then see the interesting displays at Westfriesmuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Gedempte Gracht.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zaandam trip maker website .

Zaandam is just a stone's throw from Edam. November in Zaandam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoorn, Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester
Highlights from your plan
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Streets of the World Photo Museum ©
Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik ©

4
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haarlem: Ruine De Oude Toren-Ruine van de Oude Matthias-kerk Warmond (in Warmond), Wassenaar (Duinrell Amusement Park & Tikibad) and Leiden (Molenmuseum de Valk, Museum Volkenkunde, & more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, contemplate the long history of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), have some family-friendly fun at The Boardroom, and experience the excitement of Lunchroom Cat Cafe Jippies.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Haarlem trip itinerary builder website .

Haarlem is just a short distance from Zaandam. In November, daytime highs in Haarlem are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leiden, Wassenaar, Ruine De Oude Toren-Ruine van de Oude Matthias-kerk Warmond
Highlights from your plan
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

3
nights
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee, see the interesting displays at Het Beatles Museum, get engrossed in the history at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, then don't miss a visit to Grote Sint Laurenskerk, and finally examine the collection at Hollands Kaasmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Molen van Groot (Piet), then stroll around Alkmaarderhout en Westerhout, then stroll through het strand van Bergen aan Zee, and finally see the interesting displays at Fries Scheepvaart Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alkmaar journey planner.

Alkmaar is just a short distance from Haarlem. In November in Alkmaar, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Den Helder.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

het strand van Bergen aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Fries Scheepvaart Museum
Highlights from your plan
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Kaeskoppenstad ©
Kaeskoppenstad
het strand van Bergen aan Zee ©
het strand van Bergen aan Zee

3
nights
Den Helder

Den Helder ©
Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Venture out of the city with trips to Franeker (Eise Eisinga Planetarium & Franeker City Hall), Port of Harlingen (in Harlingen) and Afsluitdijk (in Den Oever). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, examine the collection at Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium), meet the residents at Landgoed Hoenderdaell, and get in on the family fun at De Helderse Vallei.

Plan my day in Den Helder using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Alkmaar to Den Helder takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Den Helder can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Den Helder

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Franeker, Landgoed Hoenderdaell, Port of Harlingen, Afsluitdijk
Highlights from your plan
Marinemuseum ©
Marinemuseum
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Landgoed Hoenderdaell ©
Landgoed Hoenderdaell

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