60 days in North Holland Province, Utrecht Province & South Holland Province Itinerary

60 days in North Holland Province, Utrecht Province & South Holland Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
2
Volendam
— 1 night
3
Texel
— 5 nights
4
Zaandam
— 3 nights
5
Maarssen
— 2 nights
6
Soest
— 2 nights
7
Amersfoort
— 3 nights
8
Utrecht
— 5 nights
9
Rotterdam
— 5 nights
10
Delft
— 7 nights
11
The Hague
— 7 nights
12
Leiden
— 2 nights
13
Lisse
— 2 nights
14
Haarlem
— 7 nights

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like OBA Library of Amsterdam and A'dam Lookout. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Museum Quarter, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Amsterdam. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Volendam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 9:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
OBA Library of Amsterdam ©
OBA Library of Amsterdam
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

1
night
Volendam

Volendam ©
On the 10th (Sat), catch all the local highlights with Amsterdam City Tours, contemplate the long history of Scheepswerf Groot, take in the views from Kwakelbrug, then indulge your taste buds at Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak, then take an in-depth tour of Edams Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Volendam trip planner.

Volendam is very close to Amsterdam. In August, daily temperatures in Volendam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Texel.

Things to do in Volendam

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edam, Amsterdam City Tours
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Amsterdam City Tours
Amsterdam City Tours
Edams Museum ©
Edams Museum

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nights
Texel

Texel ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ecomare and VogelInformatiecentrum Texel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Texel road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and ferry from Volendam to Texel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Texel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zaandam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Ecomare ©
Ecomare
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
VogelInformatiecentrum Texel ©
VogelInformatiecentrum Texel

3
nights
Zaandam

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zuiderzeemuseum and Strand van Castricum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zaandam: Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten), Theo Koomen Museum / Molen De Hoop (in Wervershoof) and 'T Keetje (in Lutjebroek). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, get great views at Specerijenmagazijn Indie's Welvaren, experience rural life at Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, and admire the landmark architecture of Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zaandam online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Texel to Zaandam takes 4.5 hours. In August in Zaandam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Maarssen.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

De Rijp, Uitkijkduin Petten, Theo Koomen Museum / Molen De Hoop, Strand van Castricum, Alkmaar City Hall
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Molen De Kat ©
Molen De Kat

2
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Maarssen

Maarssen ©
Maarssen is a town in the middle of the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht, along the river Vecht and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Langegracht, don't miss a visit to Goudestein, then examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Willibrordkerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bolenstein, see the interesting displays at Castle-Museum Sypesteyn, and then putt your heart out at Avontuurfabriek.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maarssen trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Zaandam to Maarssen in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Maarssen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Soest.

Things to do in Maarssen

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loosdrecht, Willibrordkerk, Kasteel de Haar
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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Kasteel de Haar ©
Kasteel de Haar
Goudestein ©
Goudestein
Castle-Museum Sypesteyn ©
Castle-Museum Sypesteyn

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Soest

Soest ©
Soest is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Spakenburg Windmill, take an in-depth tour of Klederdracht- en Visserijmuseum, then look for all kinds of wild species at De Lange Duinen, and finally putt your heart out at Midgetgolf Bilthoven. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Klimbos Gooi Eemland, then relax in the rural setting at Het Derde Erf, and then experience rural life at De Paardenkamp - Boerderij Vosseveld.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Soest trip itinerary tool.

Soest is just a short distance from Maarssen. In August in Soest, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Amersfoort.

Things to do in Soest

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Spakenburg, Midgetgolf Bilthoven, Klimbos Gooi Eemland
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Klimbos Gooi Eemland ©
Klimbos Gooi Eemland
De Lange Duinen ©
De Lange Duinen
Klederdracht- en Visserijmuseum ©
Klederdracht- en Visserijmuseum

3
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Amersfoort

Amersfoort ©
Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hof and Leersumse Veld. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amersfoort: Huizen Haven Van 't Gooi (in Huizen) and Huis Doorn (in Doorn). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Muurhuizen, identify plant and animal life at Settels-Roofvogels, don't miss a visit to Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at De 3 Ringen.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amersfoort trip planner.

Amersfoort is just a stone's throw from Soest. In August in Amersfoort, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amersfoort

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Leersumse Veld, Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Huizen Haven Van 't Gooi, Huis Doorn
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug ©
Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Hof
Hof
Huis Doorn ©
Huis Doorn

5
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canals area and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum). Change things up with these side-trips from Utrecht: Woerden (Molen de Windhond, H.E.L. Shooter, &more), Grote- of St.-Michaelskerk Oudewater (in Oudewater) and Nationaal Bomenmuseum Gimborn (in Doorn). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Dom Tower, don't miss a visit to Weerdsluis, admire the striking features of Rietveld Schroder House, and take an in-depth tour of DOMunder.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Utrecht online itinerary planner.

Utrecht is just a short distance from Amersfoort. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woerden, Hilversum, Grote- of St.-Michaelskerk Oudewater, Nationaal Bomenmuseum Gimborn, Geertjes Hoeve
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and Erasmus Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Gouda Cheese Market (in Gouda) and Grote Kerk (in Dordrecht). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, get a sense of history and politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, take a tour of De Rotterdam Steam Ship, and see the interesting displays at Houweling Telecom Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam day trip planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delft.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Gouda, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Basiliek van de heilige Liduina en onze lieve vrouw Rozenkrans, Grote Kerk
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Erasmus Bridge ©
Erasmus Bridge
Rotterdam Centraal Station ©
Rotterdam Centraal Station

7
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nieuwe Kerk and City Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Delft: Openluchtmuseum De Duinhuisjes (in Rockanje), Brielle (Stadswandeling Brielle, Catharijnekerk, &more) and A Seal Zeehondenopvang en Expo Stellendam (in Stellendam). There's still lots to do: walk around Westerpark, make a trip to Beestenmarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, and take a stroll through Agnetapark.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Delft road trip planner.

Delft is very close to Rotterdam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Delft

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brielle, Zoetermeer, Openluchtmuseum De Duinhuisjes, Het Keringhuis, A Seal Zeehondenopvang en Expo Stellendam
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 11:
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Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
City Hall
City Hall

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Madurodam. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, enjoy the sand and surf at Zandmotor, stroll through Hofvijver, and don't miss a visit to Panorama Mesdag.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for The Hague using our trip planner.

The Hague is very close to Delft. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Leiden.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 18:
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) ©
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

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Leiden

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at PlantenTuin Esveld, steep yourself in history at Pieterskerk Leiden, and then kick back and relax at Beach Wassenaarseslag. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Leidse Hout Park, make a trip to Los Canales de Leiden, examine the collection at Molenmuseum de Valk, then make a trip to Wall Poems of Leiden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sint Anna Hofje (Sint Anna Aalmoeshuis).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Leiden day trip site.

Leiden is very close to The Hague. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Leiden

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Beach Wassenaarseslag, PlantenTuin Esveld, Los Canales de Leiden
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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PlantenTuin Esveld ©
PlantenTuin Esveld
Leidse Hout Park ©
Leidse Hout Park
Sint Anna Hofje (Sint Anna Aalmoeshuis) ©
Sint Anna Hofje (Sint Anna Aalmoeshuis)

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Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): relax in the rural setting at De Tulperij, then steep yourself in history at Old Zandvliet Farm, then explore the world behind art at LAM, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof. On your second day here, experience rural life at Hoeve Wassergeest, then tour or see a show at Van Zanten Hal, then examine the collection at Museum de Zwarte Tulp, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Agathakerk.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lisse driving holiday app.

Lisse is just a stone's throw from Leiden. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Lisse

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

De Tulperij, Van Zanten Hal
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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LAM ©
LAM
Van Zanten Hal ©
Van Zanten Hal
Sint Agathakerk ©
Sint Agathakerk

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grote Markt and Museum Van de Geest. When in Haarlem, make a side trip to see Strand Heemskerk in Heemskerk, approximately Heemskerk away. There's much more to do: stroll through Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, pause for some photo ops at Kenau and Ripperda Monument, and learn more about the world around you at Archeologisch Museum Haarlem.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Haarlem online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisse to Haarlem in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cruquius Pump Museum, Strand van Wijk aan Zee, Haarlemmermeerse Bos, Strand Heemskerk, Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
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Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee ©
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee