13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Utrecht
— 3 nights
Drive
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The Hague
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Holyboot has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Popular historic sites such as Willet-Holthuysen Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlemmermeerse Bos (in Hoofddorp), Haarlem (Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis) & Frans Hals Museum) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the activities along Singel, wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, and shop like a local with Leidseplein.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

3
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Utrecht

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Do your shopping at Fotodok and Patisserie de rouw. Visiting Regte Heide & Riels Laag and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen will get you outdoors. When in Utrecht, make a side trip to see Nationaal Park Veluwezoom in Rheden, approximately Rheden away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Utrecht trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

2
nights
The Hague

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Zandmotor, hike along Landgoed Clingendael, then take a peaceful walk through Haagse Bos, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at museum Beelden aan Zee, kick back and relax at Scheveningen Beach, then steep yourself in history at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the The Hague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in The Hague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

2
nights
Rotterdam

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, admire the striking features of Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, and finally look for gifts at Monsieur Saucisson.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam trip planner.

Drive from The Hague to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.