20 days in North Holland Province Itinerary

20 days in North Holland Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Holland Province itinerary planner
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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
— 1 day
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Volendam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haarlem
— 15 nights

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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel — 1 day

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ronde Hoep Polder, then take a stroll through Stadshart Amstelveen, and then experience rural life at Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ouderkerk aan de Amstel route maker.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. December in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Volendam.
Nature · Wildlife · Trails · Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Volendam — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Thu), catch some excitement at Sprookjeswonderland and then take an in-depth tour of Zuiderzeemuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Marina Volendam, then see the interesting displays at Mondial Museum, and then stop by Cheese Factory Volendam.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Volendam trip itinerary planning website.

Volendam is very close to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. In December in Volendam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Amsterdam — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Jordaan. On the 25th (Sat), stop by The Jordaan, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip site.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Volendam. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Haarlem — 15 nights

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
You've now added Patronaat to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grote Markt and Redding museum, Den Helder. Change things up with these side-trips from Haarlem: Alkmaar (Molen van Groot (Piet), Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, &more), Leiden (National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Museum Volkenkunde, &more) and Vogelpark Avifauna (in Alphen aan den Rijn). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee, browse the different shops at Raaks Halle, get engrossed in the history at Museum Prins Hendrik de Zeevaarder, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Haarlem trip planner.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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