26 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

26 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Edam
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Haarlem
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Lisse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Utrecht
— 6 nights
Drive:  15 min
6
Amersfoort
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
The Hague
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Lahore

2
nights
Edam

Edam ©
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Change things up with a short trip to Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw in Hoorn (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marina Volendam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Vincentius Church - Sint-Vincentiuskerk, take an in-depth tour of Edams Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edam sightseeing planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Edam is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Lahore to Edam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in April, things will get cooler in Edam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edam

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Volendam, Marken, Purmerend, Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw
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Grote Kerk ©
Grote Kerk
Marina Volendam ©
Marina Volendam
Kwakelbrug ©
Kwakelbrug

2
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 Heineken Experience to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, thensample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Amsterdam is very close to Edam. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 29th (Wed), examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally admire the striking features of Vleeshal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Proveniershof, examine the collection at Teylers Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Molen De Adriaan Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Haarlem sightseeing planning tool.

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. In April, daytime highs in Haarlem are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Museum de Zwarte Tulp, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region, thenexplore the world behind art at LAM, and finally experience rural life at De Tulperij. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Agathakerk, relax in the rural setting at Hoeve Wassergeest, and then go for a walk through Old Zandvliet Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisse online visit planner.

Drive from Haarlem to Lisse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Utrecht.

Things to do in Lisse

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

De Tulperij
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Museum de Zwarte Tulp ©
Museum de Zwarte Tulp
Old Zandvliet Farm ©
Old Zandvliet Farm
Hoeve Wassergeest
Hoeve Wassergeest

6
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Utrecht: Reptile House De Aarde Breda (in Breda), Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Maastricht (Hoofdwacht, Boekhandel Dominicanen, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039, admire the natural beauty at Bloemenmarkt, Janskerkhof, Utrecht, and take in the exciting artwork at Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Utrecht attractions planning app.

Drive from Lisse to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amersfoort.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht, Eindhoven, Korenmolen De Windotter, Reptile House De Aarde Breda, Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Efteling
Efteling
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

5
nights
Amersfoort

Amersfoort ©
Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Amersfoort: Groningen (Groninger Museum & Prinsentuin) and Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen (in Emmen). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Settels-Roofvogels, browse the collection at de Bibliotheek Het Eemhuis, stop by Die Spens, and contemplate the long history of Muurhuizen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amersfoort road trip tool.

Amersfoort is just a short distance from Utrecht. In May in Amersfoort, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Amersfoort

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Groningen, Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen
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Amersfoort Zoo ©
Amersfoort Zoo
Settels-Roofvogels ©
Settels-Roofvogels
de Bibliotheek Het Eemhuis ©
de Bibliotheek Het Eemhuis

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Hague: Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Euromast, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the The Hague trip planner.

Drive from Amersfoort to The Hague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in The Hague sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

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