33 days in The Netherlands & Barcelona Itinerary

33 days in The Netherlands & Barcelona Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Almere, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 8 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Food Tours. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Mondial Museum in Volendam, approximately Volendam away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, explore the activities along The Amstel, and examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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 14th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Old Harbour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Destroyed City, then make a trip to Witte de Withstraat, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Efteling.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 8 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madurodam and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around The Hague: Strand Rockanje (in Rockanje), De Mekkerstee (in Ouddorp) and Hoek van Holland (Atlantikwall-Museum & Hoek van Holland beach). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Panorama Mesdag, make a trip to De Pier Scheveningen, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and walk around Westbroekpark.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our The Hague travel planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Zaandam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Stadshart Zaandam, make a trip to Molen De Kat, experience rural life at Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, then examine the collection at De Bonte Hen, and finally kick back and relax at Jagersplas. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of De Zoeker Molen, see the interesting displays at Zaans Museum, admire the striking features of Windmillamsterdam, see the interesting displays at Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, then make a trip to Het Jonge Schaap, and finally explore the world behind art at Streets of the World Photo Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zaandam day trip app.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Zaandam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Zaandam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Haarlem, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll around Haarlemmerhout, don't miss a visit to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland.

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Haarlem is just a short distance from Zaandam. August in Haarlem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Haarlem

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, get engrossed in the history at DOMunder, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens, then admire the striking features of Rietveld Schroder House, and finally walk around Wilhelminapark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pandhof Domkerk, get engrossed in the history at Museum Catharijneconvent, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then experience rural life at Geertjes Hoeve, and finally see the interesting displays at Kruideniers Museum.

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Getting from Haarlem to Utrecht by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Utrecht are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Leiden, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to De Burcht, admire the natural beauty at Hortus botanicus Leiden, contemplate the long history of Molen de Put, get curious at CORPUS 'journey through the human body', then admire the striking features of Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825, and finally appreciate the history behind De Zijlpoort. On the next day, examine the collection at Molenmuseum de Valk, explore the world behind art at Museum De Lakenhal, then examine the collection at Museum Volkenkunde, then don't miss a visit to Los Canales de Leiden, and finally cool off at Duinrell Amusement Park.

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Traveling by car from Utrecht to Leiden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Almere.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Almere, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Almere is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stichting Aap, stroll around De Kemphaan, get to know the resident critters at ZOO Almere Jungle, admire the landmark architecture of Station Almere Centrum, then browse the collection at De Nieuwe Bibliotheek, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Oostvaardersplassen.

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You can drive from Leiden to Almere in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Almere are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Almere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town). Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Almere to Barcelona. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Almere in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.