23 days in Holland Itinerary

23 days in Holland Itinerary

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23 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Utrecht
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
The Hague
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Amsterdam
— 12 nights
train:  45​min
4
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Lisse
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
End: Paris

3
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Visit Airborne Cemetery and Canals area for their historical value. Let the collections at Galerie Peter Leen XL and Kasteel de Haar capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo), Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum (in Arnhem) and St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at It's a Present!, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), and enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower.

Make your Utrecht itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Paris, France to Utrecht is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Airborne Cemetery, Kasteel de Haar, Torenpleinkerk van Vleuten uit 1224, St. John's Cathedral, Galerie Peter Leen XL
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Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Kasteel de Haar ©
Kasteel de Haar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Prison Gate Museum, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally find something for the whole family at Madurodam. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, don't miss a visit to De Pier Scheveningen, examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Widerstandsnest 67 HL, Stichting Atlantikwall Musuem Scheveningen.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the The Hague driving holiday site .

Traveling by train from Utrecht to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

12
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 Anne Frank House and De Duif. Head to Albert Cuyp Market and Jetsetart Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (De Vishal, Grote Markt, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of Leidseplein, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam route builder tool .

Traveling by car from The Hague to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haarlem
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then steep yourself in history at UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Euromast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delft, Efteling, World Heritage Kinderdijk
Highlights from your plan
Efteling ©
Efteling
Old Church ©
Old Church

2
nights
Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum de Zwarte Tulp and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salemkerk Lisse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Weekmarkt Hoofddorp Centrum, look for gifts at Winkelcentrum Viermeren, then take an in-depth tour of Cruquius Pump Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisse trip planner .

Getting from Rotterdam to Lisse by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Lisse, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lisse

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hoofddorp, De Witte Kerk, Cruquius Pump Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sint Agathakerk ©
Sint Agathakerk
Cruquius Pump Museum ©
Cruquius Pump Museum
Weekmarkt Hoofddorp Centrum ©
Weekmarkt Hoofddorp Centrum

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