©

Lisse trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Lisse

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of of which is water. Its population was in. Located within the municipal boundary is also the community De Engel.HistoryThe history of Lisse is closely related and similar to the neighboring towns of Hillegom and Sassenheim. Based on a document from 1198 which makes official mention of the town's name, Lisse celebrated its 800-year anniversary in 1998, although there is an indication that there was already a settlement there in the 10th century.In the Middle Ages, Lisse was a small settlement; there were only 50 houses in 1500. Because of prolonged warfare (particularly the wars of Charles the Bold and the Eighty Years' War), poverty was prevalent. Its population lived from agriculture, animal husbandry, and peat harvesting.In the 17th and 18th centuries, Lisse was, like Hillegom, home to many estates of rich merchants and nobility. The forests and gardens of the Keukenhof, Meerenburg, Wildlust, Zandvliet, Overduin en Akervoorde, Wassergeest, Grotenhof, Ter Specke, Dubbelhoven, Rosendaal, Veenenburg en Berkhout, Middelburg, Ter Beek, and Uytermeer estates all added to the town's beauty and glory.Yet in the following centuries, every one of these estates (except Keukenhof) was removed to make way for the cultivation of bulb flowers. The sandy soil in Lisse's surroundings were highly suitable for its growth provided the soil was fertilized. The nearby dunes were excavated and forests cut down progressively over time for more fields for the flower business. This brought employment and prosperity to this area.
Our The Netherlands itinerary maker allows you to schedule your trip to Lisse, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Lisse

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in South Holland Province:
Museums, sightseeing, theme parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Where to stay in Lisse

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Lisse

32 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Lisse & Tarifa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Lisse BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans