55 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

— 1 day
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
On the 1st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, see the interesting displays at DePetrus, and then contemplate the long history of De Wonderlijke Klim.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Den Bosch tour itinerary planner.

Liege, Belgium to Den Bosch is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with Ocean Legends Tours, identify plant and animal life at Settels-Roofvogels, and then steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kasteel de Haar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Utrecht trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Den Bosch to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Utrecht

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Falls Gallery (in Wentworth Falls). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip site.

Fly from Utrecht to Sydney in 25 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Utrecht to Sydney is 9 hours. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Immigration Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the galleries of Federation Square, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Palermo, Italy

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Cattedrale di Palermo and Duomo di Monreale will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina and Church of San Cataldo. Take a break from Palermo with a short trip to Escursioni Team Shark Lanzafame in Porticello, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Conte Federico, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Palermo takes 28 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Palermo, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, stop by Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Casa di Giulietta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Croisette are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. Venture out of the city with trips to La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Nice sightseeing planner.

Fly from Venice to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Royal Chapel, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Pointe du Hoc. Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bayeux online road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Mompesson House), Warwick (Guy's Cliffe & Charlecote Mill) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Do a combination of car and train from Bayeux to London in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bayeux to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Imperial War Museum North, examine the collection at Lancashire Mining Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Manchester Jewish Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Contemporary Six.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Manchester journey planning app.

You can take a train from London to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester (in Westzaan), Edam (Edams Museum & Speeltoren) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Grote Markt, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the activities along Het Twiske, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder site.

You can fly from Manchester to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.

Utrecht Province travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Observation Decks

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Greater Manchester travel guide

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Entertainment Centers · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Greater Manchester is a mix of high-density urban areas, modern suburbs, and quaint rural locations. In the 19th century, this region flourished as a global center of the cotton industry. Today it remains one of the country’s largest and most vibrant commercial areas, providing you with a multitude of vacation ideas. The region’s biggest and most significant urban center is Manchester, considered the social, economic, and cultural capital of this part of England. Noisy, vibrant, and truly multicultural, Greater Manchester is well connected to all other parts of the country by a first-class network of roads and one of the finest light-rail systems in the country, carrying nearly 20 million passengers each year and making it great place to base your holiday in this region. The area once had a negative reputation from its industrial past, but it's now a thriving urban region, known for its diversity and acceptance of all cultures--a pleasant attribute that makes up what it may lack in tourist attractions.

North Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums