10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Hoorn
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Hoorn
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Rotterdam
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Utrecht
— 2 nights
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The Hague
— 2 nights
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Alkmaar
— 1 night
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Zaandam
— 1 night
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Purmerend
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Edam
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Wognum
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Heerhugowaard
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Oudkarspel
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Middenmeer
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Purmerend
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Hoorn — 1 day

Hoorn is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw, then examine the collection at Varend Erfgoed Hoorn, and then examine the collection at Westfries Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoorn route planner.

Amsterdam to Hoorn is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hoorn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoorn.
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Hoorn

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoorn trip planner.

You will leave for Rotterdam on the 3rd (Wed).
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Rotterdam — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Huis Sonneveld, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthal Rotterdam, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and finally get in on the family fun at Theme Park Plaswijckpark.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rotterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Hoorn to Rotterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Utrecht.
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Utrecht — 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 5th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, then contemplate the long history of De Wonderlijke Klim, and then identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum Speelklok, then have fun at DOMunder, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Catharijneconvent.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Utrecht trip planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to Utrecht by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to The Hague.
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The Hague — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum Volkenkunde, then get engrossed in the history at Museum De Lakenhal, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Voorlinden. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoek van Holland beach, and then make a trip to Hofvijver.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our The Hague trip planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in The Hague, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alkmaar.
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Alkmaar — 1 night

Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum BroekerVeiling, then take an in-depth tour of Regionaal Archief Alkmaar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Egmond aan Zee.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alkmaar vacation site.

Getting from The Hague to Alkmaar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zaandam.
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Zaandam — 1 night

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and then examine the collection at The Tsar Peter House.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zaandam tour itinerary planner.

Zaandam is just a stone's throw from Alkmaar. In August in Zaandam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Purmerend.
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Purmerend

Purmerend is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Purmerend vacation builder site.

Purmerend is just a short distance from Zaandam. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Edam.
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Edam — 1 night

Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Scheepswerf Groot, see the interesting displays at Mondial Museum, experience the excitement of Rent & Event Volendam, then take an in-depth tour of Experience Volendam, and finally contemplate the long history of Het Damplein.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edam vacation planner.

Edam is very close to Purmerend. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wognum.
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Wognum

Wognum is a former municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wognum itinerary maker website.

Wognum is very close to Edam. In August, daily temperatures in Wognum can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Heerhugowaard.
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Heerhugowaard

Heerhugowaard is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.HistoryAround the year 800 the area of the modern municipality of Heerhugowaard was covered in peat fen. For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Heerhugowaard trip itinerary planner.

Heerhugowaard is just a stone's throw from Wognum. August in Heerhugowaard sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for Oudkarspel on the 11th (Thu).
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Oudkarspel

Oudkarspel is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. Take the guesswork out of planning a Oudkarspel vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Oudkarspel is just a short distance from Heerhugowaard. In August in Oudkarspel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll set off for Middenmeer on the 11th (Thu).
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Middenmeer

Middenmeer is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Middenmeer travel route website.

Middenmeer is very close to Oudkarspel. In August in Middenmeer, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will leave for Purmerend on the 11th (Thu).
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Purmerend — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): play a few rounds at Burggolf and then trek along Park Plantsoengracht Purmerend.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Purmerend planning site.

Purmerend is just a short distance from Middenmeer. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
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