11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner
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Fly
1
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
Train
2
Leiden
— 2 nights
Train
3
Haarlem
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Edam
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rotterdam — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to City Hall, make a trip to Beestenmarkt, then appreciate the history behind Oostpoort, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Harbour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam day trip planner.

London, UK to Rotterdam is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rotterdam is 1 hour. In May in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Leiden.
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Leiden — 2 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Westerpark, then take an in-depth tour of Katwijks Museum, then kick back and relax at Strand van Katwijk aan Zee, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hortus botanicus Leiden. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Los Canales de Leiden, see the interesting displays at Atlantikwall Museum, contemplate the long history of Molen de Put, then get engrossed in the history at Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825.

Plan trip to Leiden with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Leiden in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Leiden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Haarlem.
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Haarlem — 2 nights

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 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Ruins of Castle Brederode, and finally walk around Haarlemmerhout. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, then make a trip to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Haarlem Railway Station.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Haarlem holiday maker site.

You can drive from Leiden to Haarlem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Haarlem are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edam.
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Edam — 2 nights

Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): snap pictures at Kwakelbrug, get your bearings at Tourist information Center Monnickendam, then trek along Flood Walk 1916, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Koemarkt Purmerend uit 1645. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534, steep yourself in history at Het Damplein, get engrossed in the history at Edams Museum, then indulge your taste buds at Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk, and finally contemplate the long history of Speeltoren.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edam road trip tool.

Drive from Haarlem to Edam in an hour. June in Edam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Micropia. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, and make a trip to Rembrandtplein.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planning app.

Amsterdam is very close to Edam. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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