23 days in Holland Itinerary

23 days in Holland Itinerary

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23 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Kaatsheuvel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam
— 10 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Vreeland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Baarn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Woerden
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro


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3
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, make a trip to De Candelaer, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Euromast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Madurodam and then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip builder tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rotterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rotterdam is 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: highs in Rotterdam hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

3
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Venture out of the city with trips to Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (in Breda), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Maastricht (Vrijthof, Boekhandel Dominicanen, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Bizarium, find something for the whole family at Efteling, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and head outdoors with Fun Forest Venlo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel trip planner .

You can drive from Rotterdam to Kaatsheuvel in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Kaatsheuvel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht, Bizarium, St. John's Cathedral, Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Fun Forest Venlo
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Efteling ©
Efteling
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

10
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Frans Hals Museum, & more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, walk around Vondelpark, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vreeland.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Vreeland

Vreeland ©
Vreeland is a village in the Dutch province of Utrecht. On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Healey Museum and then make a trip to Mijndense sluis. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Landhuis Boekesteyn, don't miss a visit to Schaep en Burg-Spanderswoud, then walk around Gooilust, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Trompenburgh.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Vreeland trip maker site .

Vreeland is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In May in Vreeland, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Baarn.

Things to do in Vreeland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

's-Graveland, Mijndense sluis
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Trompenburgh ©
Trompenburgh
Gooilust ©
Gooilust
Healey Museum ©
Healey Museum

1
night
Baarn

Baarn ©
Baarn is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.The municipality BaarnThe municipality of Baarn consists of the following towns: Baarn, Eembrugge, Lage Vuursche.The town BaarnBaarn, the main town of the municipality, received city rights in 1391. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at National Military Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Groeneveld, then steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort, and finally contemplate the long history of Muurhuizen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Baarn, use our trip itinerary maker.

Baarn is just a short distance from Vreeland. May in Baarn sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Woerden.

Things to do in Baarn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amersfoort, National Military Museum
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National Military Museum ©
National Military Museum
Koppelpoort ©
Koppelpoort
Kasteel Groeneveld ©
Kasteel Groeneveld

3
nights
Woerden

Woerden ©
Woerden is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Willibrordkerk, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and finally experience the excitement of Kaaspakhuis. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Nijntje Museum and then tee off at Pitch&Putt Golf Kameryck.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Woerden trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Baarn to Woerden in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Woerden can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Woerden

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Utrecht, Vleuten, Kasteel de Haar
Highlights from your plan
Kasteel de Haar ©
Kasteel de Haar
Room Escape Games
Kaaspakhuis ©
Kaaspakhuis

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