20 days in Holland Itinerary

20 days in Holland Itinerary

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20 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Haarlem
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Alkmaar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Terschelling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
De Koog, Texel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Oostkapelle
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Eindhoven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Arnhem
— 1 night
train:  45​min
10
Utrecht
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Kinderdijk
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
12
Rotterdam
— 1 night
train:  15​min
13
Delft
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
14
The Hague
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Red Light District and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and see the interesting displays at Amsterdam Pipe Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning app .

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
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 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, examine the collection at Museum Haarlem, and then look for gifts at Melgers Wijn en Dranken. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at De Vishal, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Proveniershof.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Haarlem trip planner .

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Parks Outdoors

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

1
night
Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Strand Egmond aan Zee and then steep yourself in history at Museummolen Schermerhorn.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alkmaar vacation planner.

Alkmaar is just a stone's throw from Haarlem. January in Alkmaar sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Museummolen Schermerhorn
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Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Museummolen Schermerhorn ©
Museummolen Schermerhorn

1
night
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
On the 5th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and then enjoy the sand and surf at Groene strand.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Terschelling vacation maker app .

You can drive from Alkmaar to Terschelling in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to De Koog.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat

1
night
De Koog, Texel

De Koog ©
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sommeltjespad, then kick back and relax at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our De Koog trip planning app .

You can drive from Terschelling to De Koog in 5 hours. In January in De Koog, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in De Koog

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Texel
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Sommeltjespad ©
Sommeltjespad

1
day
Oostkapelle

Oostkapelle ©
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Oostkapelle Beach, then wander the streets of Boulevard van Vlissingen, and then take some stellar pictures from Standbeeld Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter uit 1841.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oostkapelle trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from De Koog to Oostkapelle by car takes about 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vlissingen
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Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Basilica of Our Lady.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maastricht day trip planning app .

Getting from Oostkapelle to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Oostkapelle in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Maastricht, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
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Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter
Basilica of Our Lady ©
Basilica of Our Lady

1
night
Eindhoven

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strabrechtse Heide.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip planner .

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Eindhoven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Eindhoven, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld, Strabrechtse Heide
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Strabrechtse Heide ©
Strabrechtse Heide
Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld ©
Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld

1
night
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arnhem travel route planner.

Getting from Eindhoven to Arnhem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Arnhem are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park

1
night
Utrecht

Utrecht
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Utrecht using our trip planner.

Take a train from Arnhem to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will leave for Kinderdijk on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Parks Outdoors
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1
night
Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Het Loetbos.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinderdijk travel route planning app .

You can drive from Utrecht to Kinderdijk in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Het Loetbos
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Het Loetbos ©
Het Loetbos

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and then stroll through Rotterdam Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam online trip planner .

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Kinderdijk. In January in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Delft.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

2
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then admire the striking features of Old Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rooms-katholieke Sint Hippolytuskapel. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Prinsenkwartier, get engrossed in the history at Museum De Beurs van Londen, admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, get engrossed in the history at Het steen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk, and finally admire the striking features of Maria Van Jesse Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Delft trip maker tool .

Delft is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In January, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven ©
Museum Paul Tetar van Elven
Old Church ©
Old Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Panorama Mesdag, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scheveningen beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum Beelden aan Zee and then kick back and relax at Zandmotor.

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The Hague is very close to Delft. In January, daytime highs in The Hague are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
museum Beelden aan Zee ©
museum Beelden aan Zee
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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