If you like old towns and history: visit f.e. Leiden, delft Utrecht. THE world largest port is Rotterdam. Visit some museums in Amsterdam, go to Maastricht or Groningen, visit THE hoge Veluwe (national park). Our own disneyland THE Efteling. Rent a bike in a town and explore. Visit a wadden Island. So many thinks to see in such a little country!! about 8 years ago
In The Netherlands ne of the greatest things to do is to walk and see the houses how are built. I recommend the Anna Frank Huis museum. You can check trips to visit great places too.
A place I recommend to visit is Utrecht, you can arrive by train from Amsterdam Centraal. You'll see that the train is on time always. about 8 years ago
cities to visit:
Haarlem - just plain gorgeous
Delft - famous dutch china is made here
Rotterdam - very distinct city from the rest - does not have the brick to brick feeling all the rest have
Scheveningen- beach (summertime)
Madurodam - miniature model of holland
Alkmaar - famous cheese market about 8 years ago
In Amsterdam there are a lot of museums and other things to visit. Don't miss the Rijksmuseum and check out some that might intereset you personaly.
Next day: take a train to Leiden (20min) and visit the old town (including the 1000yr old Burough) and museum at your taste (Naturalis is an awesome modern museum of natural things, Volkenkunde and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden are more classical musea, The Boerhave is an excellent choice if you're inteseted in the history of science in a not dull way). Everythng in Leiden can be done on foot. Either find a hotel in Leiden or the Hague and explore The Hague (Houses of Parliament and especially do visit the Mauritshuis) and Delft (consider taking a boat trip through teh canals) from there. Then go to Rotterdam (20min by train) for the awe of the largest harbour in this part of the world and some enjoyable nightlife. Then go on to Middelburg (1hr30 or so by train) to visit a nice old town and make a daytrip visiting the 'Deltaworks' (the system of preventing floodings). Than train to De Hoge Veluwe to visit the NP (this should be your longest traintime). If you have over a day t spare after this, you could consider visiting a Wadden island. Alternatively, go south to spend a day and night in Antwerpen in Belgium from here, as this is a wonderful city as well. Finally return to Amsterdam to visit the things you have missed there the first time (this will happen).
Have fun! about 8 years ago