8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Kinderdijk
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Kinderdijk
— 1 night
Drive
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The Hague
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leiden
— 1 night
Drive
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Haarlem
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Hartford

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Kinderdijk

— 1 night
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum Johannes Post and then gain insight at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kinderdijk day trip app.

Hartford, USA to Kinderdijk is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hartford in July: high temperatures in Kinderdijk hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Saturday Flea Market, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Markt, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, then look for gifts at Cheese and More Delft, and finally make a trip to City Hall.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the The Hague day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kinderdijk to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. July in The Hague sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Leiden.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leiden

— 1 night

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lentevreugd and then get a dose of the wild on Verita's Visit.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Leiden trip maker.

Leiden is very close to The Hague. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Leiden

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Haarlem

— 1 night

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, steep yourself in history at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee, and finally walk around Velserbeek.

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Traveling by car from Leiden to Haarlem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery, then walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Haarlem. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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.