18 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

18 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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18 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Tehran
flight:  6​h 30​min
1
Zandvoort
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
2
Giethoorn
— 1 day
train:  4​h
3
Zandvoort
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h
4
The Hague
— 1 day
train + bus:  1​h
5
Zandvoort
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h
6
The Hague
— 1 day
train + bus:  1​h
7
Zandvoort
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rotterdam
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
9
Deventer
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam
— Few hours
flight:  5​h 30​min
End: Tehran

5
nights
Zandvoort

Zandvoort ©
Zandvoort is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.Zandvoort is one of the major beach resorts of the Netherlands; it has a long sandy beach, bordered by coastal dunes. Frans Hals Museum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Grote Markt and Cathedral of Saint Bavo are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, steep yourself in history at Molen De Adriaan (1779), admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, and admire the masterpieces at De Hallen Haarlem.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zandvoort trip itinerary planner.

Tehran, Iran to Zandvoort is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Zandvoort is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Tehran, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Zandvoort, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Zandvoort

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Keukenhof, Winkelcentrum Viermeren
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Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

1
day
Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Giethoorn vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Zandvoort to Giethoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Giethoorn sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Zandvoort.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

1
night
Zandvoort

Zandvoort
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zandvoort trip planner.

Drive from Giethoorn to Zandvoort in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toThe Hague.

Things to do in Zandvoort

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
The Hague

The Hague ©
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 4th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof, then take a leisurely stroll along De Pier Scheveningen, then see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, and finally look for gifts at Winkelcentrum in de Bogaard.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our The Hague trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zandvoort to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in The Hague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zandvoort.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Winkelcentrum in de Bogaard
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Museum Prinsenhof Delft ©
Museum Prinsenhof Delft
De Pier Scheveningen ©
De Pier Scheveningen

1
night
Zandvoort

Zandvoort
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zandvoort trip itinerary maker.

Drive from The Hague to Zandvoort in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to The Hague.

Things to do in Zandvoort

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
The Hague

The Hague ©
On the 5th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof, examine the collection at Prison Gate Museum, don't miss a visit to De Pier Scheveningen, then see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, and finally look for gifts at Winkelcentrum in de Bogaard.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the The Hague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zandvoort to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zandvoort.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Winkelcentrum in de Bogaard
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Museum Prinsenhof Delft ©
Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Prison Gate Museum ©
Prison Gate Museum

2
nights
Zandvoort

Zandvoort ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, examine the collection at Museum Corrie Ten Boomhuis, then admire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan (1779), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zandvoort itinerary planner.

You can drive from The Hague to Zandvoort in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Zandvoort

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haarlem
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The Corrie ten Boom House ©
The Corrie ten Boom House
Teylers Museum ©
Teylers Museum
Molen De Adriaan Museum ©
Molen De Adriaan Museum

5
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Delft and Dom Tower. For shopping fun, head to Le Bric a Brac or Camel Dairy Smits. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), Strand Domburg (in Domburg) and St John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, savor the flavors at Markthal Rotterdam, admire the landmark architecture of Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube), and don't miss a visit to centraal station rotterdam.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rotterdam travel planner.

You can drive from Zandvoort to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Deventer.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Efteling, Strand Domburg, Le Bric a Brac, St. John's Cathedral
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Strand Domburg ©
Strand Domburg

3
nights
Deventer

Deventer ©
Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Get some historical perspective at Airborne Cemetery and Kasteel Cannenburch. Step out of the city life by going to De Hoge Veluwe National Park and Bussloo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deventer: Paleis Het Loo (in Apeldoorn) and Kröller-Müller Museum (in Otterlo). There's more to do: make a trip to De Brink.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Deventer vacation planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Deventer in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Deventer are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Deventer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Cannenburch, Airborne Cemetery, Kroller-Muller Museum, Paleis Het Loo, De Hoge Veluwe National Park
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De Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
De Hoge Veluwe National Park
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

few
hours
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary builder.

Drive from Deventer to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum