12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Albany
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Harlingen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Eindhoven
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  14 h
End: Albany

2
nights
Harlingen

Harlingen ©
Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. On the 2nd (Thu), browse the exhibits of Jopie Huisman Museum, then explore the activities along IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), then see the interesting displays at Het Hannemahuis, and finally take in the waterfront at Port of Harlingen. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, see the interesting displays at Fries Scheepvaart Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Belvedere, then engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michaelskerk.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Harlingen journey maker tool.

Albany, USA to Harlingen is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July, Harlingen is little chillier than Albany - with highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Harlingen

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sneek, Jopie Huisman Museum, Eise Eisinga Planetarium, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Museum Belvedere
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Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Jopie Huisman Museum ©
Jopie Huisman Museum

6
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've now added World Heritage Kinderdijk to your itinerary. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Madurodam). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, visit The Jordaan, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel route builder app.

You can drive from Harlingen to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Eindhoven

Eindhoven
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Sint-Catharinakerk and then get in on the family fun at Efteling. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at DAF Museum and then examine the collection at Philips Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Efteling
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Efteling
Efteling
DAF Museum ©
DAF Museum
Sint-Catharinakerk
Sint-Catharinakerk

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