22 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

22 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Train to Sion, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive
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Edam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zaandam
— 2 nights
Train
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Haarlem
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alkmaar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Den Helder
— 3 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Pune

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Amsterdam — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online day trip planner.

Pune, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Pune to Amsterdam, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Edam.
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Museums · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Edam — 2 nights

Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 10th (Fri), take in the waterfront activity at Marina Volendam, have some family-friendly fun at Foto de Boer, see the interesting displays at Mondial Museum, look for gifts at Cheese Factory Volendam, then get engrossed in the history at Volendams Museum, and finally experience rural life at Alida Hoeve Cheese Farm & Wooden shoe factory. On the next day, catch some excitement at Rent & Event Volendam, contemplate the long history of Scheepswerf Groot, ponder the world of politics at Gemeenlandshuis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then take an in-depth tour of Edams Museum, and finally take in the views from Kwakelbrug.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Edam trip itinerary planning tool.

Edam is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In June, daily temperatures in Edam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zaandam.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trip

Zaandam — 2 nights

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester, contemplate the long history of Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, see the interesting displays at Zaans Museum, then contemplate the long history of Het Jonge Schaap, then take a stroll through Stadshart Zaandam, and finally make a trip to Molen De Kat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Streets of the World Photo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of De Zoeker Molen, examine the collection at The Tsar Peter House, then examine the collection at Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, then see the interesting displays at Westfries Museum, and finally make a trip to Gedempte Gracht.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zaandam driving holiday planner.

Zaandam is just a stone's throw from Edam. In June, daily temperatures in Zaandam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Haarlem.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Haarlem — 4 nights

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Bring the kids along to Grote Markt and Frans Hals Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Leiden (Molenmuseum de Valk, Museum Volkenkunde, &more), Ruine De Oude Toren-Ruine van de Oude Matthias-kerk Warmond (in Warmond) and Wassenaar (Duinrell Amusement Park & Tikibad). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), admire the landmark architecture of Haarlem Railway Station, examine the collection at Teylers Museum, and join in the after-dark buzz at Lunchroom Cat Cafe Jippies.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Haarlem visit planner.

Haarlem is just a short distance from Zaandam. In June, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Alkmaar.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Alkmaar — 3 nights

Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Egmond aan Zee, see the interesting displays at Het Beatles Museum, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, then make a trip to Grote Sint Laurenskerk, and finally see the interesting displays at Hollands Kaasmuseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Molen van Groot (Piet), then walk around Alkmaarderhout en Westerhout, then kick back and relax at het strand van Bergen aan Zee, and finally examine the collection at Fries Scheepvaart Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alkmaar trip planner.

Alkmaar is just a short distance from Haarlem. June in Alkmaar sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Den Helder.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Den Helder — 3 nights

Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Eise Eisinga Planetarium and Landgoed Hoenderdaell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Den Helder: Port of Harlingen (in Harlingen), Franeker City Hall (in Franeker) and Afsluitdijk (in Den Oever). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Marinemuseum, find something for the whole family at De Helderse Vallei, observe the fascinating underwater world at Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium), and take in nature's colorful creations at Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Den Helder trip builder app.

You can drive from Alkmaar to Den Helder in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Side Trips

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.
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