9 days in Holland Itinerary

9 days in Holland Itinerary

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9 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Kingston
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Volendam
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Haarlem
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Amsterdam
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Utrecht
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
The Hague
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Gouda
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Kingston

1
day
Volendam

Volendam ©
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at The Clog Experience, get into the urban bustle at Marken, then look for gifts at Cheese Factory Volendam, then look for gifts at Irene Hoeve Clogs and Cheese Shop, and finally take an in-depth tour of Edams Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Volendam trip itinerary builder app .

Kingston, Canada to Volendam is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kingston to Volendam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Volendam is somewhat warmer than Kingston - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Volendam

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trips

Marken, Irene Hoeve Clogs and Cheese Shop, Edams Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cheese Factory Volendam ©
Cheese Factory Volendam
Edams Museum ©
Edams Museum
Amsterdam City Tours ©
Amsterdam City Tours

1
night
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the striking features of Molen De Adriaan Museum, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, then examine the collection at Teylers Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally look for gifts at Kaashuis Tromp.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Haarlem travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Volendam to Haarlem in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Haarlem are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Teylers Museum ©
Teylers Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

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Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Haarlem. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, then examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then admire the landmark architecture of Rietveld Schroder House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at National Military Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Utrecht trip itinerary app .

Utrecht is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Madurodam, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our The Hague trip maker app .

Take a train from Utrecht to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in The Hague sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Gouda.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam Centraal Station
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Room Escape Games

1
night
Gouda

Gouda ©
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Janskerk, don't miss a visit to Plaza Markt., get a sense of history and politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, then don't miss a visit to Waag (Weighing House), then admire the masterpieces at Museum Gouda, and finally get in on the family fun at Vogelpark Avifauna.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gouda trip itinerary maker site .

Gouda is very close to The Hague. In December, daily temperatures in Gouda can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gouda

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vogelpark Avifauna
Highlights from your plan
Vogelpark Avifauna ©
Vogelpark Avifauna
Sint Janskerk ©
Sint Janskerk
Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda ©
Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda

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