9 days in South Holland Province Itinerary

9 days in South Holland Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Holland Province journey builder

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Alphen aan den Rijn
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
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Leiden
— 2 nights
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Wassenaar
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Lisse
— 4 nights
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Alphen aan den Rijn

— 2 nights
Alphen aan den Rijn is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, between Leiden and Utrecht. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Archeon, then get to know the resident critters at Vogelpark Avifauna, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Janskerk, and then make a trip to Plaza Markt..

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alphen aan den Rijn trip itinerary planning website.

Amsterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn is an approximately 1-hour car ride. May in Alphen aan den Rijn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Alphen aan den Rijn

Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Rotterdam

Manhattan on the Maas

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 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip planner.

Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Leiden.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
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Leiden

— 2 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Observatory Leiden, Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825, Stichting De Leidse Rederij, and other attractions. On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Molenmuseum de Valk, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Jean Pesijnhofje Leiden, admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Jean Pesijnhofje Leiden, then steep yourself in history at Molen de Put, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rijn (Rhine).

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Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Leiden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Leiden, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Wassenaar.

Things to do in Leiden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Wassenaar

Wassenaar is a town in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland.An exceedingly affluent suburb of The Hague, in fact the second most prosperous municipality in the Netherlands after Bloemendaal, Wassenaar lies 10km north of that city on the N44/A44 highway near the North Sea coast. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a splash at Tikibad and then explore the world behind art at Museum Voorlinden.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wassenaar driving holiday planner.

Wassenaar is just a stone's throw from Leiden. May in Wassenaar sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Wassenaar

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Lisse

— 4 nights
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Lisse is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Hoeve Wassergeest, head outdoors with Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, step into the grandiose world of 't Huys Dever, and go for a walk through Old Zandvliet Farm.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lisse travel route planning website.

Lisse is very close to Wassenaar. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lisse

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

South Holland Province travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks