8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands visit planner

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Rotterdam
— 1 night
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The Hague
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam
— 3 nights
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Utrecht
— 1 day
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Rotterdam

— 1 night

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
On the 9th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Kinderdijk, then catch some excitement at Dordrechts Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of De Rotterdam.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam journey app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rotterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in June, plan for slightly colder days in Rotterdam, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, admire the striking features of Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825, and then stroll through Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read The Hague road trip website.

The Hague is just a short distance from Rotterdam. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Egmond aan Zee, and then view the masterpieces at Mark Raven Amsterdam Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, wander the streets of Leidseplein, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip app.

Drive from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Utrecht

— 1 day

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by It's a Present!, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom Tower, get engrossed in the history at DOMunder, then view the masterpieces at Fotodok, then admire the landmark architecture of Rietveld Schroder House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Utrecht are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.