22 days in Holland Itinerary

22 days in Holland Itinerary

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22 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
1
Amsterdam
— 14 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Edam
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Zaandam
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Haarlem
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Amsterdam

14
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canals area and Louwman Museum The Hague. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Van Gogh Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo), Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (in Arnhem) and Naarden City Hall (in Naarden). Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Jordaan, get curious at Body Worlds, enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Edam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utrecht, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, St. John's Cathedral, Kroller-Muller Museum, Louwman Museum The Hague
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Edam

Edam ©
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stichting De Westerkerk, see the interesting displays at Flessenscheepjes Museum, admire the striking features of De Westerpoort of Koepoort uit 1654, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zuiderkerk, then make a trip to Wooden Shoe Factory, and finally look for gifts at Hollandse Markt. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Speeltoren, examine the collection at Mondial Museum, get engrossed in the history at Edams Museum, then examine the collection at Museum Betje Wolff, and finally contemplate the long history of Museummolen Schermerhorn.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edam tour itinerary builder website .

Edam is very close to Amsterdam. In December, daytime highs in Edam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in Edam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Enkhuizen, Volendam, Museummolen Schermerhorn, Museum Betje Wolff
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Museummolen Schermerhorn ©
Museummolen Schermerhorn
Flessenscheepjes Museum ©
Flessenscheepjes Museum

2
nights
Zaandam

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Windmillamsterdam, see the interesting displays at Zaans Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum van het Nederlandse Uurwerk, then contemplate the long history of Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, and finally examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Tsar Peter House, wander the streets of Stadshart Zaandam, make a trip to Molen De Kat, then see the interesting displays at Museumwinkel Albert Heijn, and finally explore the world behind art at Streets of the World Photo Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zaandam tour planner .

Zaandam is just a short distance from Edam. In December in Zaandam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Haarlem.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Streets of the World Photo Museum ©
Streets of the World Photo Museum
The Tsar Peter House ©
The Tsar Peter House

3
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 1st (Wed): try to win big at Haarlemmermeerse Bos, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then explore the world behind art at De Vishal, and finally steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Corrie ten Boom House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Haarlem trip builder app .

Haarlem is very close to Zaandam. In December, daytime highs in Haarlem are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Cruquius Pump Museum, Haarlemmermeerse Bos
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Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

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