5 days in Alkmaar & Amsterdam Itinerary

5 days in Alkmaar & Amsterdam Itinerary

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5 days in Alkmaar & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Alkmaar
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Taipei

1
day
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 1st (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Kaeskoppenstad, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand van Castricum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Landgoed Ter Coulster.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alkmaar trip website .

Taipei, Taiwan to Alkmaar is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Taipei to Alkmaar. Traveling from Taipei in August, things will get much colder in Alkmaar: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Strand van Castricum, Landgoed Ter Coulster
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Landgoed Ter Coulster ©
Landgoed Ter Coulster
Kaeskoppenstad ©
Kaeskoppenstad

2
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Portuguese Synagogue, take a stroll through The Jordaan, then explore the activities along The Amstel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canals area.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner .

Getting from Alkmaar to Amsterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Zaanse Schans, Canals area
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Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee ©
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
Canals area ©
Canals area
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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