60 days in North Holland Province, Utrecht Province & South Holland Province Itinerary

60 days in North Holland Province, Utrecht Province & South Holland Province Itinerary

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60 days in North Holland Province, Utrecht Province & South Holland Province Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Volendam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Texel
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Zaandam
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Maarssen
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Soest
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Amersfoort
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
8
Utrecht
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
9
Rotterdam
— 5 nights
train:  15​min
10
Delft
— 7 nights
train:  15​min
11
The Hague
— 7 nights
train:  15​min
12
Leiden
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
13
Lisse
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
14
Haarlem
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, engage your brain at Body Worlds, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in August; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Volendam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
Volendam

Volendam ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Marken, contemplate the long history of Scheepswerf Groot, snap pictures at Kwakelbrug, browse the fresh offerings at Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak, then take an in-depth tour of Edams Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk.

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

Volendam is very close to Amsterdam. In August, daily temperatures in Volendam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Volendam

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Edam, Amsterdam City Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Amsterdam City Tours ©
Amsterdam City Tours
Scheepswerf Groot ©
Scheepswerf Groot

5
nights
Texel

Texel ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ecomare and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Texel trip maker website .

Drive from Volendam to Texel in 2 hours. August in Texel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zaandam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Ecomare ©
Ecomare
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel

3
nights
Zaandam

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Step off the beaten path and head to Zuiderzeemuseum and 'T Keetje. Change things up with these side-trips from Zaandam: Theo Koomen Museum / Molen De Hoop (in Wervershoof), Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten) and De Rijp (Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630 & Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, explore and take pictures at Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, don't miss a visit to Molen De Kat, and get a sense of history and politics at Alkmaar City Hall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zaandam road trip website .

Traveling by car from Texel to Zaandam takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Zaandam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maarssen.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

De Rijp, Zuiderzeemuseum, Strand van Castricum, Uitkijkduin Petten, 'T Keetje
Highlights from your plan
Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
'T Keetje ©
'T Keetje

2
nights
Maarssen

Maarssen ©
Maarssen is a town in the middle of the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht, along the river Vecht and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal. On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Langegracht, make a trip to Goudestein, then examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Willibrordkerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Bolenstein, then examine the collection at Castle-Museum Sypesteyn, and then try for a hole-in-one at Avontuurfabriek.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maarssen tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Zaandam to Maarssen in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Soest.

Things to do in Maarssen

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loosdrecht, Kasteel de Haar, Willibrordkerk
Highlights from your plan
Kasteel de Haar ©
Kasteel de Haar
Goudestein ©
Goudestein
Avontuurfabriek ©
Avontuurfabriek

2
nights
Soest

Soest ©
Soest is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Spakenburg Windmill, take an in-depth tour of Klederdracht- en Visserijmuseum, then look for all kinds of wild species at De Lange Duinen, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Midgetgolf Bilthoven. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Klimbos Gooi Eemland, then explore and take pictures at Het Derde Erf, and then admire all the interesting features of De Paardenkamp - Boerderij Vosseveld.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Soest online journey planner .

Soest is just a short distance from Maarssen. In August, daily temperatures in Soest can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Amersfoort.

Things to do in Soest

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Spakenburg, Midgetgolf Bilthoven, Klimbos Gooi Eemland
Highlights from your plan
Klimbos Gooi Eemland ©
Klimbos Gooi Eemland
De Lange Duinen ©
De Lange Duinen
Klederdracht- en Visserijmuseum ©
Klederdracht- en Visserijmuseum

3
nights
Amersfoort

Amersfoort ©
Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. Step off the beaten path and head to Huizen Haven Van 't Gooi and Muurhuizen. Change things up with these side-trips from Amersfoort: Huis Doorn (in Doorn), Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug (in Utrechtse Heuvelrug) and Leersumse Veld (in Leersum). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hof, sample the tasty concoctions at De 3 Ringen, and contemplate the long history of Koppelpoort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amersfoort trip builder site .

Amersfoort is very close to Soest. In August, daily temperatures in Amersfoort can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amersfoort

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Huizen Haven Van 't Gooi, Huis Doorn, Leersumse Veld, Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug ©
Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren ©
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren
Leersumse Veld ©
Leersumse Veld

5
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canals area and DOMunder. Venture out of the city with trips to Grote- of St.-Michaelskerk Oudewater (in Oudewater), Von Gimborn Arboretum (in Doorn) and Woerden (Molen de Windhond, H.E.L. Shooter, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom Tower, examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, and make a trip to Weerdsluis.

Find out how to plan Utrecht trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Utrecht is very close to Amersfoort. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Woerden, Hilversum, Grote- of St.-Michaelskerk Oudewater, Wandelroute Heidestein, Von Gimborn Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens
Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like World Heritage Kinderdijk and Erasmus Bridge. Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to Grote Kerk (in Dordrecht) and Gouda (Gouda Cheese Market, Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Waterstad, and buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip planner.

Getting from Utrecht to Rotterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. August in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Delft.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gouda, Grote Kerk, Basiliek van de heilige Liduina en onze lieve vrouw Rozenkrans, World Heritage Kinderdijk
Highlights from your plan
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Erasmus Bridge ©
Erasmus Bridge
Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo

7
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nieuwe Kerk and Vermeer Centrum Delft. Get out of town with these interesting Delft side-trips: A Seal Zeehondenopvang en Expo Stellendam (in Stellendam), Brielle (Stadswandeling Brielle, Catharijnekerk, & more) and Openluchtmuseum De Duinhuisjes (in Rockanje). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, trek along Papaver Delft, don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt, and steep yourself in history at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Delft trip planner .

Delft is very close to Rotterdam. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brielle, Zoetermeer, A Seal Zeehondenopvang en Expo Stellendam, Het Keringhuis, Openluchtmuseum De Duinhuisjes
Highlights from your plan
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Vermeer Centrum Delft ©
Vermeer Centrum Delft

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Panorama Mesdag. Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Madurodam. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Scheveningen.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague trip itinerary site .

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Delft. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Leiden.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

2
nights
Leiden

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at PlantenTuin Esveld, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieterskerk Leiden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Wassenaarseslag. Keep things going the next day: walk around Leidse Hout Park, don't miss a visit to Los Canales de Leiden, see the interesting displays at Molenmuseum de Valk, then don't miss a visit to Wall Poems of Leiden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sint Anna Hofje (Sint Anna Aalmoeshuis).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Leiden trip itinerary planner.

Leiden is just a short distance from The Hague. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lisse.

Things to do in Leiden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

PlantenTuin Esveld, Beach Wassenaarseslag, Los Canales de Leiden
Highlights from your plan
PlantenTuin Esveld ©
PlantenTuin Esveld
Leidse Hout Park ©
Leidse Hout Park

2
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Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. On the 21st (Sat), explore and take pictures at De Tulperij, then experience rural life at Old Zandvliet Farm, then explore the world behind art at LAM, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hoeve Wassergeest, then walk around Nieuw-Vennep, then see the interesting displays at Museum de Zwarte Tulp, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Agathakerk.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisse driving holiday app .

Lisse is just a short distance from Leiden. In September, daily temperatures in Lisse can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Haarlem.

Things to do in Lisse

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

De Tulperij, Van Zanten Hal
Highlights from your plan
LAM ©
LAM
De Tulperij ©
De Tulperij
Van Zanten Hal ©
Van Zanten Hal

7
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Step off the beaten path and head to Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee and Het Dolhuys. Explore Haarlem's surroundings by going to Strand Heemskerk (in Heemskerk) and Strand van Wijk aan Zee (in Wijk aan Zee). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Archeologisch Museum Haarlem, and examine the collection at Teylers Museum.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Haarlem road trip planner .

Haarlem is very close to Lisse. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cruquius Pump Museum, Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, Haarlemmermeerse Bos, Strand Heemskerk, Strand van Wijk aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee ©
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt