12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Leiden
— Few hours
Train:  15 min
3
The Hague
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Utrecht
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
6
Amsterdam
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Beijing

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gassan Diamonds Tour, Museum of Bags and Purses, Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek), and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Jordaan and Rijksmuseum. You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Beijing, China to Amsterdam is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Amsterdam. Traveling from Beijing in June, you will find days in Amsterdam are colder (23°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Giethoorn, Royal FloraHolland
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

few
hours
Leiden

Leiden
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CORPUS 'journey through the human body' as well as Leiden University Academic Building. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Leiden University Academic Building and then engage your brain at CORPUS 'journey through the human body'.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Leiden trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Leiden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums Childrens Museums
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), Peace Palace and Scheveningen beach. On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Scheveningen beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the The Hague vacation planner .

The Hague is just a short distance from Leiden. In June, daytime highs in The Hague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Scheveningen Beach ©
Scheveningen Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sint Laurenskerk, Markthal, Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then take in panoramic vistas at Euromast. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Gouda Cheese Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Janskerk, examine the collection at Maritime Museum Rotterdam, then admire the landmark architecture of World Port Centre, and finally wander the streets of Lijnbaan.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam travel planning tool .

Rotterdam is just a short distance from The Hague. In June, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Gouda, Sint Salvatorkapel, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Sint Salvatorkapel ©
Sint Salvatorkapel
Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus

few
hours
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Utrecht trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk ©
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk

1
night
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Concertgebouw as well as Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse for treasures at Nieuwe Spiegelstraat and then listen to music at Concertgebouw.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour planning tool .

Amsterdam is very close to Utrecht. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
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Concertgebouw ©
Concertgebouw

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