24 days in Holland Itinerary

24 days in Holland Itinerary

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24 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
1
Amsterdam
— 14 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Haarlem
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Utrecht
— 2 nights
5
Groningen
— 3 nights
End: Amsterdam

14
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Concertgebouw. Explore hidden gems such as Museum Quarter and A'dam Lookout. Get some historical perspective at De Duif and Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Kerkje aan de Zee (in Urk) and Hervormde Kerk (in Callantsoog). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Nicolaaskerk uit 1628, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Zaandam, Hervormde Kerk, Kerkje aan de Zee, Speeltoren, Sint Nicolaaskerk uit 1628
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then steep yourself in history at Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis), then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Proveniershof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Teylers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janskerk, and then kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Haarlem day trip planner.

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

2
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
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.
You've now added Rotterdam Centraal Station to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Van Kleef & Zoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoek van Holland beach, and then make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Madurodam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and finally wander the streets of Kop van Zuid.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Haarlem to Rotterdam in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Beaches Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Hoek van Holland beach
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Hoek van Holland beach ©
Hoek van Holland beach
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

2
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, admire the striking features of Rietveld Schroder House, then take an in-depth tour of DOMunder, then enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren, contemplate the long history of Muurhuizen, then steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hof, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Utrecht trip planning site .

Take a train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Utrecht sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Amersfoort
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower
DOMunder ©
DOMunder

3
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Stadhuis Groningen, pause for some photo ops at 'Peerd van Ome Loeks', then take an in-depth tour of Veenkoloniaal Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Maallust. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Kamp Westerbork, take a stroll through Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, then make a trip to Korendragershuisje, then contemplate the long history of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, and finally contemplate the long history of Hoofdstation Groningen.

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You can drive from Utrecht to Groningen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Groningen, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fraeylemaborg, Korendragershuisje, Veenkoloniaal Museum, Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, Brewery Maallust
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Veenkoloniaal Museum ©
Veenkoloniaal Museum
Kamp Westerbork ©
Kamp Westerbork
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden

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