56 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

56 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam
— 10 nights
2
Alkmaar
— 6 nights
3
Delft
— 5 nights
4
Haarlem
— 7 nights
5
Gouda
— 2 nights
6
Leiden
— 3 nights
7
Rotterdam
— 6 nights
8
The Hague
— 8 nights
9
Utrecht
— 8 nights

10
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and De Duif will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Amsterdam. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

6
nights
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Grote Kerk and Gemeenlandshuis will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Eise Eisinga Planetarium and Poptaslot/Heringastate. Venture out of the city with trips to Den Helder (Donkere Duinen & Redding museum, Den Helder), Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog) and Edam (Scheepswerf Groot, Kwakelbrug, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Uitkijkduin Petten, get engrossed in the history at Regionaal Archief Alkmaar, examine the collection at Kazemattenmuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alkmaar itinerary builder.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Alkmaar in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Alkmaar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Delft.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Edam, Kornwerderzand, De Rijp, Den Helder, Franeker
Highlights from your plan
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
Fort Edam ©
Fort Edam
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium

5
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hidden House of Madame de Berry and Museum Prinsenhof Delft. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Museum Lambert van Meerten. Step out of Delft to go to Rozenburg and see Landtong Rozenburg, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Medisch Museum "De Griffioen", cruise along Tour Delft - Private Tours, explore the world behind art at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, and admire the landmark architecture of Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Delft trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alkmaar to Delft takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Delft are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Haarlem.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Landtong Rozenburg, Nationaal Sleepvaart Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Hidden House of Madame de Berry ©
The Hidden House of Madame de Berry
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
Medisch Museum ©
Medisch Museum "De Griffioen"

7
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frans Hals Museum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Teylers Museum and Galerie Gemund will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Strand Heemskerk (in Heemskerk) and Westeinderplassen (in Aalsmeer). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, see the interesting displays at Draaiorgelmuseum, look for all kinds of wild species at Thijsse's Hof Heemtuin, and admire the striking features of Molen De Adriaan Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Haarlem trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Delft to Haarlem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Haarlem, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Gouda.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bloemendaal, Strand Heemskerk, Westeinderplassen
Highlights from your plan
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

2
nights
Gouda

Gouda ©
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Reeuwijkse Plassen, explore the activities along Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, thenexamine the collection at Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum De Moriaan. On the next day, admire the striking features of Agnietenkapel Gouda, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Grote- of St.-Michaelskerk Oudewater, thenexamine the collection at Museum de Koperen Knop, and finally take a peaceful walk through Het Loetbos.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gouda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Haarlem to Gouda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Gouda, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Gouda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, Het Loetbos, Reeuwijkse Plassen, Grote- of St.-Michaelskerk Oudewater
Highlights from your plan
Reeuwijkse Plassen ©
Reeuwijkse Plassen
Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet ©
Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet
Museum de Koperen Knop ©
Museum de Koperen Knop

3
nights
Leiden

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave and Museum Volkenkunde will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Rijksmonument Jean Pesijnhofje Leiden and Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825 are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lentevreugd, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), walk around Leidse Hout Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorpskerk Wassenaar.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Leiden online route planner.

You can drive from Gouda to Leiden in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Leiden, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wassenaar, Katwijks Museum, Het Spinozahuis
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave ©
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Wevershuis Museum ©
Wevershuis Museum

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bizarium and Kijk-Kubus. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Museum Het Belfort will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee (in Zierikzee) and Trinitatiskapel (in Dordrecht). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, see the interesting displays at Museum Johannes Post, and stroll through Tiengemeten.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam road trip planning site.

Getting from Leiden to Rotterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Ridderkerk, Sluis, Voornes Duin, Tiengemeten, Rhoonse grienden
Highlights from your plan
Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag

8
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.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Panorama Mesdag. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), learn about all things military at Widerstandsnest 67 HL, Stichting Atlantikwall Musuem Scheveningen, get engrossed in the history at Yi Jun Peace Museum, and explore the world behind art at De Mesdag Collection.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our The Hague trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rotterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) ©

8
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Canals area and Koppelpoort. Museum-lovers will get to explore Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel and Glider Collection Wolfheze. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Utrecht: Tafelbergheide (in Blaricum), Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk) and Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Leersumse Veld, identify plant and animal life at Kampina, explore the landscape on two wheels at Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, and walk around Natuurmonument Corversbos.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Utrecht vacation app.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hilversum, Amersfoort, Wageningen, Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Molen"Bokkers Molle"
Highlights from your plan
Canals area ©
Canals area
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel ©
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel
Nationaal Park De Maasduinen ©
Nationaal Park De Maasduinen

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