9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Giethoorn
— 1 day
2
Alkmaar
— 1 night
3
Haarlem
— 1 night
4
Delft
— 1 night
5
Middelburg
— 1 night
6
Utrecht
— 1 night
7
Amsterdam
— 2 nights

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Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld and then examine the collection at De Oude Aarde.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Giethoorn tour planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Giethoorn is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Edmonton to Giethoorn, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in March, expect Giethoorn to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Natuurgebied Holtingerveld
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De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde

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night
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Korenmolen 't Roode Hert, pause for some serene contemplation at Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655, contemplate the long history of Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630, take in the pleasant sights at Kaeskoppenstad, then steep yourself in history at Klim naar de hemel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hof Van Sonoy.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alkmaar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Alkmaar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

De Rijp
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Kaeskoppenstad ©
Kaeskoppenstad
Korenmolen 't Roode Hert ©
Korenmolen 't Roode Hert
Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655 ©
Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655

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Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, make a trip to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally get your game on at The Boardroom.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haarlem trip builder website.

Haarlem is very close to Alkmaar. In March in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delft.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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night
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Prinsenkwartier, admire the striking features of Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, admire the striking features of Old Church, then don't miss a visit to De Candelaer, and finally take a memorable drive along Tour Delft - Private Tours.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Delft travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Haarlem to Delft in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Delft sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Middelburg.

Things to do in Delft

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prinsenkwartier ©
Prinsenkwartier
Old Church ©
Old Church
Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland ©
Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland

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night
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Vrouwenpolder Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve de Manteling, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Scheldewerf, and finally browse the exhibits of Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Middelburg trip planner.

Drive from Delft to Middelburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Middelburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Middelburg

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature Reserve de Manteling, Vrouwenpolder Beach, Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, Museum Scheldewerf
Highlights from your plan
Museum Scheldewerf ©
Museum Scheldewerf
Nature Reserve de Manteling ©
Nature Reserve de Manteling
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44 ©
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44

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night
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Settels-Roofvogels, then get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, then head outdoors with Kanoverhuur aan de Gracht, and finally make a trip to Weerdsluis.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Utrecht vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Utrecht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Middelburg in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Utrecht, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Settels-Roofvogels
Highlights from your plan
Kanoverhuur aan de Gracht ©
Kanoverhuur aan de Gracht
Settels-Roofvogels ©
Settels-Roofvogels
Canals area ©
Canals area

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nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
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 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Museumphoto, then stroll around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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