9 days in Amsterdam, Haarlem & Lisse Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Haarlem & Lisse Itinerary

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9 days in Amsterdam, Haarlem & Lisse Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
1
Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Haarlem
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Lisse
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take in the views from Magere Brug, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
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 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and then steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Vleeshal.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Haarlem trip itinerary app .

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In March, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisse.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kasteel de Haar
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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)

3
nights
Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Change things up with a short trip to Old Church in Delft (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Flower Bulb Region, don't miss a visit to Hoeve Wassergeest, delve into the distant past at 't Huys Dever, and take in the pleasant sights at Old Zandvliet Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisse trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Haarlem to Lisse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Lisse can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisse

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Leiden, Old Church
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Old Church ©
Old Church
Old Zandvliet Farm ©
Old Zandvliet Farm

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