37 days in Benelux Itinerary

37 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands route planner

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Delft
— 6 nights
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The Hague
— 4 nights
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Lisse
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam
— 7 nights
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5
Koog aan de Zaan
— 1 night
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Edam
— 1 night
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Giethoorn
— 1 night
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Dordrecht
— 4 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
— 5 nights
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Haarzuilens
— 3 nights
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Delft

— 6 nights
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Visiting Nature Reserve de Manteling and Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Voornes Duin and Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. Venture out of the city with trips to Brielle (Historisch Museum Den Briel, Catharijnekerk, &more), Westhove Castle (in Oostkapelle) and Beware Beach (in Ouddorp). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, contemplate the long history of Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, and visit Agnetapark.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Delft trip builder app.

London, UK to Delft is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Delft due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to The Hague.

Things to do in Delft

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

The Hague

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Panorama Mesdag and Scheveningen Beach. Visit Madurodam and Kasteel Duivenvoorde for their historical value. Take a break from The Hague with a short trip to Hoek van Holland beach in Hoek van Holland, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get great views at Skyview De Pier, and take an in-depth tour of Prison Gate Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read The Hague day trip site.

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Delft. In March, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lisse.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Lisse

— 2 nights
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Keukenhof, contemplate the long history of Old Zandvliet Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Agathakerk, then explore the ancient world of 't Huys Dever, and finally make a trip to Hoeve Wassergeest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Poldermolen van de Zemelpolder, admire the natural beauty at The Flower Bulb Region, then explore the world behind art at LAM, then examine the collection at Nederlands Transport Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salemkerk Lisse.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisse trip planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Lisse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Lisse sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Amsterdam

— 7 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.
Visit Strand Muiderberg and Ouderkerkerplas for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Herengracht and The Amstel. Venture out of the city with trips to Naarden (Naardermeer & Naarden City Hall), Tafelbergheide (in Blaricum) and Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas (in Nederhorst den Berg). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), explore and take pictures at Anne Frank House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisse to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koog aan de Zaan.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Koog aan de Zaan

— 1 night
Koog aan de Zaan is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hervormde Kerk te Krommeniedijk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655, then explore the striking landscape of Kennemer Dunes National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koog aan de Zaan trip planning app.

Koog aan de Zaan is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In April in Koog aan de Zaan, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edam.

Things to do in Koog aan de Zaan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edam

— 1 night
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hike along Flood Walk 1916, stop by Wooden Shoe Factory Marken, then don't miss a visit to Speeltoren, then see the interesting displays at Museum Betje Wolff, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edam online tour planner.

Edam is very close to Koog aan de Zaan. In April in Edam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Edam

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Giethoorn

— 1 night
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at HistoMobil, see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, then stop by Lekkers & Zo, then see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, and finally examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Giethoorn online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Edam to Giethoorn takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums · Shopping

Dordrecht

— 4 nights
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grote Kerk and Oud Katholieke Parochie v.d. Maria Maior. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Het Loetbos and Park Merwestein. Go for a jaunt from Dordrecht to Heijningen to see Fort Sabina about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Board Academy, examine the collection at Museum 1940-1945, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinitatiskapel, and take a tour of Pieter Boele.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dordrecht trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Giethoorn to Dordrecht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Dordrecht, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 2 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Efteling has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Het Loonsche Land and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Vredesmonument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dordrecht to Kaatsheuvel in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Rotterdam.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Rotterdam

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Boulevard van Vlissingen and Bizarium. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sint Janskerk and Stadshaven Goes. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Oostkapelle Beach (in Oostkapelle), Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen (in De Heen) and Vrouwenpolder Beach (in Veere). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, stroll through Rhoonse grienden, enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tiengemeten.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rotterdam online vacation builder.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Rotterdam in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Haarzuilens.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Haarzuilens

— 3 nights
Haarzuilens is a former small village in the Dutch province of Utrecht. Kasteel de Haar has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bolenstein, then pause for some serene contemplation at Heilig Hartkerk, then examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Willibrordkerk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torenpleinkerk van Vleuten uit 1224, examine the collection at Castellum Hoge Woerd, and then contemplate the waterfront views at De Strook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Haarzuilens day trip website.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Haarzuilens in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Haarzuilens are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Haarzuilens

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips