5 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

5 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Utrecht
— 1 day
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Amsterdam
— 3 nights
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Volendam
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The Hague
— 1 night
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Utrecht

— 1 day

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Utrecht road trip website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Utrecht is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Volendam.

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Volendam

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Hollandse Markt.

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Volendam is very close to Amsterdam. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to The Hague.

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The Hague

— 1 night

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) and then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, and finally find something for the whole family at Madurodam.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our The Hague visit planner.

You can drive from Volendam to The Hague in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in The Hague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.