16 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands holiday planner
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Amsterdam
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Giethoorn
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
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Haarlem
— 2 nights
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Utrecht
— 1 day
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The Hague
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Amsterdam, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. You will leave for Giethoorn on the 12th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Giethoorn — 2 nights

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, look for gifts at Lekkers & Zo, then examine the collection at Museum Belvedere, and finally admire the natural beauty at De Orchideeen Hoeve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Giethoorn trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 4 nights

Venice of the North

See even more of Amsterdam: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip website.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Haarlem.
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Haarlem — 2 nights

Flower City

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 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from The Panorama Terrace. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee, then admire the landmark architecture of Vleeshal, then examine the collection at Teylers Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Haarlem holiday planning tool.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. March in Haarlem sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.
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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 20th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Rietveld Schroder House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Utrecht itinerary app.

You can drive from Haarlem to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to The Hague.
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The Hague — 3 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 21st (Tue), take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen and then get in on the family fun at Madurodam. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the The Hague online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Rotterdam — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk to see World Heritage Kinderdijk about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, browse the different shops at Markthal, and see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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