37 days in Holland Itinerary

37 days in Holland Itinerary

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37 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Delft
— 6 nights
train:  15​min
2
The Hague
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Lisse
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Koog aan de Zaan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Edam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Giethoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Dordrecht
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Rotterdam
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
11
Haarzuilens
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

6
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nieuwe Kerk and Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Church and Catharijnekerk. Explore Delft's surroundings by going to Beware Beach (in Ouddorp), Nature Reserve de Manteling (in Domburg) and Brielle (Historisch Museum Den Briel & Stadswandeling Brielle). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Voornes Duin, step into the grandiose world of Westhove Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, and explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Delft travel planner.

London, UK to Delft is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will leave for The Hague on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Delft

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brielle, Beware Beach, Voornes Duin, Natuur en recreatiegebied Broekpolder, Nature Reserve de Manteling
Highlights from your plan
Nature Reserve de Manteling ©
Nature Reserve de Manteling
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Old Church ©
Old Church

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madurodam and Panorama Mesdag. We've included these beaches for you: Hoek van Holland beach and Scheveningen Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), hike along Landgoed Clingendael, take in the waterfront at Skyview De Pier, and explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Duivenvoorde.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the The Hague holiday planning app .

The Hague is very close to Delft. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lisse.

Things to do in The Hague

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wato Events, duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin, Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Hoek van Holland beach
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at 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.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lisse trip planner.

Traveling by train from The Hague to Lisse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nederlands Transport Museum
Highlights from your plan
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Sint Agathakerk ©
Sint Agathakerk
't Huys Dever ©
't Huys Dever

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Body Worlds. Escape the urban bustle at Herengracht and The Amstel. Venture out of the city with trips to Tafelbergheide (in Blaricum), Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas (in Nederhorst den Berg) and Naardermeer (in Naarden). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Muiderberg, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lisse to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Side Trips

Amstelveen, Naarden, Tafelbergheide, Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas, Strand Muiderberg
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Koog aan de Zaan

Koog aan de Zaan ©
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.

For ratings, more things to do, 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

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester, Hervormde Kerk te Krommeniedijk, Kennemer Dunes National Park, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655
Highlights from your plan
Hervormde Kerk te Krommeniedijk ©
Hervormde Kerk te Krommeniedijk

1
night
Edam

Edam ©
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, examine the collection at The Clog Experience, 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 traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Marken, Museum Betje Wolff, Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
Highlights from your plan
Museum Betje Wolff ©
Museum Betje Wolff

1
night
Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
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 more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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
Highlights from your plan
De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie

4
nights
Dordrecht

Dordrecht ©
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Step out of the city life by going to Het Loetbos and Board Academy. Visit Augustijnenkerk and Arend Maartenshof for their historical value. Take a break from Dordrecht with a short trip to Fort Sabina in Heijningen, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Pieter Boele, examine the collection at Huis Van Gijn, take an in-depth tour of Het Hof van Nederland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Oud Katholieke Parochie v.d. Maria Maior.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dordrecht trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Giethoorn to Dordrecht by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. 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

Side Trips

Het Loetbos, Kapel van de Broeders van St. Louis, Fort Sabina
Highlights from your plan
Trinitatiskapel ©
Trinitatiskapel
Kapel van de Broeders van St. Louis ©
Het Loetbos ©
Het Loetbos

2
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
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), identify plant and animal life 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, where to stay, 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
Highlights from your plan
Efteling ©
Efteling
Het Loonsche Land ©
Het Loonsche Land

5
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.
Boulevard van Vlissingen and Sint Janskerk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Oostkapelle Beach and Vrouwenpolder Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Stadshaven Goes (in Goes), Bizarium (in Sluis) and Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen (in De Heen). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, take a stroll through Kop van Zuid, look for all kinds of wild species at Reeuwijkse Plassen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tiengemeten.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Haarzuilens.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stadshaven Goes, Bizarium, Boulevard van Vlissingen, Tiengemeten, Vrouwenpolder Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen

3
nights
Haarzuilens

Haarzuilens ©
Haarzuilens is a former small village in the Dutch province of Utrecht. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kasteel de Haar. On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Bolenstein, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at de Heilig Hartkerk van Maarssen uit 1885, then examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Willibrordkerk. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Torenpleinkerk van Vleuten uit 1224, then examine the collection at Castellum Hoge Woerd, and then explore the activities along De Strook.

Before you visit Haarzuilens, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Haarzuilens in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Haarzuilens are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haarzuilens

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Maarssen, Vleuten, De Strook, Castellum Hoge Woerd
Highlights from your plan
Kasteel de Haar ©
Kasteel de Haar
Willibrordkerk ©
Willibrordkerk
Castellum Hoge Woerd ©
Castellum Hoge Woerd

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