9 days in South Holland Province Itinerary

9 days in South Holland Province Itinerary

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Alphen aan den Rijn
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
Drive
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Leiden
— 2 nights
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Wassenaar
Drive
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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): engage your brain at Archeon and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vogelpark Avifauna. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Janskerk, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Markt..

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alphen aan den Rijn itinerary planner.

Amsterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Alphen aan den Rijn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Rotterdam.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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 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.
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Leiden — 2 nights

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.
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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.
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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, don't miss a visit to Poldermolen van de Zemelpolder, see the interesting displays at Museum de Zwarte Tulp, and find something for the whole family at Linnaeushof.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisse trip itinerary planning app.

Lisse is very close to Wassenaar. In May, daily temperatures in Lisse can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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South Holland Province travel guide

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