15 days in Holland Itinerary

15 days in Holland Itinerary

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15 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
2
Haarlem
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Rotterdam
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Giethoorn
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and then stroll through Vondelpark.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect Amsterdam to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, view the masterpieces at De Vishal, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Proveniershof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Waalse Kerk Haarlem, then examine the collection at Teylers Museum, and then stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Haarlem online trip itinerary planner .

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. August in Haarlem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally find something for the whole family at Madurodam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Old Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zandmotor, and then kick back and relax at Scheveningen beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Old Church
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Old Church ©
Old Church

2
nights
Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

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

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Giethoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

6
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum) and Van Gogh Museum. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Schoorl and see Strand Camperduin, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Enjoy Amsterdam some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, tour the water at your own pace with Rederij De Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip maker .

You can drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks

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Strand Camperduin
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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