The Netherlands is packed with foodies, historical, and cultural experiences that you’ve got to experience if you have the chance to enjoy 7 days as there is so much to see from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and many cities in the Netherlands. You’ll find that many people have a good level of English but we encourage you to learn a few Dutch words. Here is what you can do during your trip.
Amsterdam: Three days
It’s the capital of the Netherlands and there is so much to do in this city. Amsterdam has got it all! It’s the Disney world of the Netherlands. Whether you’re looking to wander inside museums, cycle in the city, snap photos of the picturesque canal houses, walk along the canals, you’ll get it all here. Don’t miss a visit to Rijksmuseum and Moco Museum. You can use this kortingscode moco museum (Dutch for discount) during your visit.
You can take a day trip to Zaanse Schans and Hoorn one of the days. Get a ticket to the museum in Zaanse to see the iconic Dutch windmills. At Hoorn, enjoy the rich architecture of this seaside port. It will be a good break from the crowds in Amsterdam. If you’re visiting during the tulip season, mid-April to May, you can take a trip to Keukenhof to see the tulip fields.
Staying in Amsterdam is a bit pricier than staying outside the city so we encourage you to spend 3 days but 2 nights here. You’ll find various canal houses for you to stay. Max Brown being one of them or if you need a budget place The Student Hotel is a good pick.
Utrecht: One day
If you’re a foodie, then this is a must-visit place for you. They have a rich food culture. You can spend the day exploring the historic city and enjoying their food. It’s less crowded than Amsterdam but the city is enchanting. The city dates back to medieval times and most of the architecture helps you see how it was. You can enjoy meals at the cellar restaurants, climb the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, and go to the Pandhof garden. In the evening, you have plenty of bars to hang out as it’s a university town. There are also many clean and affordable hostels in Utrecht.
The Hague: One day
Any politics enthusiasts will love visiting The Hague. The place hosts most of the embassies in the Netherlands as well as the UN Palace of Peace. Take a visit to Mauritshuis (Vermeer’s home) and Mauritshuis, the oldest theme park in the Netherlands. And one of the best places to visit, the golden sandy beach. During hotter months, you’ll find watersports and people selling cool drinks and hot fries along the beach.