17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Rotterdam
— 1 night
Train:  15​min
3
Delft
— 3 nights
Train:  15​min
4
The Hague
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
5
Lisse
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Edmonton

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker website .

Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edmonton to Amsterdam, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rotterdam road trip website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Delft.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus

3
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Popular historic sites such as Old Church and Museum Lambert van Meerten are in your itinerary. Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Maria van Jessekerk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, shop like a local with Prinsenkwartier, get engrossed in the history at Het steen, and examine the collection at Science Centre Delft.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Delft trip planner .

Delft is just a short distance from Rotterdam. In April in Delft, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Church ©
Old Church
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Louwman Museum The Hague. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), examine the collection at Fotomuseum den Haag, take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, and get a sense of history and politics at Old City Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the The Hague trip itinerary planning app .

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Delft. April in The Hague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lisse.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

3
nights
Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Get some cultural insight at Frans Hals Museum and Cathedral of Saint Bavo. Popular historic sites such as Grote Markt and Hofje van Bakenes are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Proveniershof, Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis), & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Keukenhof.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisse trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from The Hague to Lisse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Lisse, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisse

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

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