7 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

7 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands travel route planner

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Utrecht
— 1 night
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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
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The Hague
— 1 night
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Utrecht

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort, steep yourself in history at Muurhuizen, make a trip to Hof, then contemplate the long history of Kamperbinnenpoort, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, then get engrossed in the history at DOMunder, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower.

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Amsterdam to Utrecht is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Amsterdam

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop (in Zaandam). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, stop by The Jordaan, and explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

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Drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

The Hague

— 1 night

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, brush up on your military savvy at Widerstandsnest 67 HL, Stichting Atlantikwall Musuem Scheveningen, and then kick back and relax at Hoek van Holland beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read The Hague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

The Netherlands travel guide

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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.