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Day Trips & Excursions

If you're planning to stay more than a few days in the Amsterdam area, you might consider a day trip or excursion to see north Holland's other sights. Find ideas here, including tours of the famous bulb fields, trips to seaside fishing towns and journeys to other cultural hubs like Den Haag.
  1. Day Trips in North Holland (12)
  2. Day Trips to South Holland (12)

Dutch Cities A to Z
All the Dutch towns and cities profiled on Amsterdam Travel, from A to Z, with links to resources on tourism, accommodations and more.

Guide to Amsterdam Day Trips
These cities and towns, each one a tourist destination in itself, make for splendid day trips that will broaden your horizons of the Netherlands.

The Netherlands for Tulip and Flower Lovers
The top spots in the Netherlands (chiefly North and South Holland) for tulip and bulb flower fans, from Keukenhof, to the wider Bollenstreek, to country-wide flower parades.

Visitor Information for Keukenhof 2013
Tourists who want to visit Keukenhof in 2013 can find practical information and other details on the tulip fields' 64th season here.

Visitor's Information for Keukenhof 2012
Want to visit the tulip (and other bulb blower) fields at Keukenhof in 2012? Find the most up-to-date visitor's information for the annual season here.

Guide to the Keukenhof Tulip Fields near Amsterdam
Every March the fields just outside Amsterdam slowly turn from sandy patches into carpets of lime-green as the first signs of spring life start to sprout. By the time the season is in full swing, the area is swathed in red, pink, purple, orange and yellow blooms, a sight that truly looks like something out of The Wizard of Oz.

Five Belgian Cities to Visit from the Netherlands
Add Belgium to your Netherlands itinerary for a fuller experience of the Low Countries. These destinations are all within three hours by train from Amsterdam.

Guide to Art Museums Outside Amsterdam
From the remote Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo to the Frans Hals Museum in nearby Haarlem, these are the best museums to seek out on an art-oriented tour of the Netherlands.

How to Reach the Keukenhof Tulip Fields from Amsterdam
Find out the most efficient way to get to the Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam to see the tulips and other bulb flowers this part of the world is so famous for.

Breda Travel
Visitor information for Breda, a city in North Brabant, the Netherlands.

Visitor Guide to North Brabant, the Netherlands
The Dutch province of North Brabant (Noord-Brabant) is full of touristic attractions that make worth a few days on a Netherlands itinerary, or even a day trip from Amsterdam.

Visitor's Guide to Arnhem, Gelderland
Arnhem, capital of Gelderland province, is an attractive tourist destination for travelers with a love of art, history and nature.

Visitor's Guide to Tilburg, North Brabant
Tilburg, located in the province of North Brabant, is noted for its historical city center, museums and culture, and unique Dutch Trappist brewery.

Den Bosch, Capital of North Brabant
Travel and tourism information for the southern city of Den Bosch, provincial capital of Noord-Brabant (North Brabant).

Middelburg, Capital of Zeeland
This city in the southwestern province of Zeeland features carefully restored historic architecture and a plethora of spots to soak up the local history, eat, drink and be entertained.

Leeuwarden, Capital of Friesland (Fryslân)
Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland (Fryslân), is considered by some to be the best small city in the Netherlands, thanks to its warm atmosphere, distinctive culture and fun attractions.

Eindhoven - At the Confluence of Art and Industry
The underrated city of Eindhoven, in the Dutch province of North Brabant, is a fantastic tourist destination for art lovers, industry buffs and more.

Amersfoort Travel
Travel and tourism information for Amersfoort, province of Utrecht, with one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in the Netherlands.

Groningen Travel
Tourist information and travel advice for a day trip to Groningen, hailed as the capital of the northern Netherlands.

Day Trip to Maastricht
Maastricht, the southernmost city in the Netherlands, has an international ambiance, a slew of upscale shops and restaurants, and first-rate museums and other cultural attractions.

Day Trip to Utrecht, A Vibrant Student City
As the Netherlands' fourth most populous city and the seat of a major Dutch university, Utrecht feels like a mini metropolis with all the creativity and cafes that student cities have to offer.

Day Trip to Nijmegen, the Netherlands' Oldest City
More than 2000 years of history attract tourists to Nijmegen, the most populous city in the eastern province of Gelderland.

Best International Day and Weekend Trips from Amsterdam
The Netherlands' small size makes it an ideal hub for day and weekend trips to international cities like those listed here.

Queen's Day Events Outside Amsterdam
For those who want to avoid the crowds of revelers, Queen's Day (April 30) is an opportune time to leave Amsterdam and join the festivities in other cities and towns.

Day Trip to Scheveningen, The Netherlands' National Beach Resort
Scheveningen is a district of The Hague and the Netherlands' most popular beach resort.

Day-Trip to Alkmaar, Cheese Capital of the Netherlands
Alkmaar has more to offer than just cheese: from its monumental Grote Kerk (Great Church) to the Netherlands' only Beatles museum.

Day Trip to Kinderdijk - Tips for a Day Trip to the Kinderdijk Windmills
Kinderdijk, located 15 miles east of Rotterdam, is a UNESCO-listed site that boasts 19 pristinely preserved windmills.

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