7 days in Leiden & Amsterdam Itinerary

7 days in Leiden & Amsterdam Itinerary

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7 days in Leiden & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Train:  45 min
1
Leiden
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Leiden

Leiden ©
Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Royal Delft, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oude Kerk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Church, and finally contemplate the long history of The Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen, then examine the collection at Beelden aan Zee, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leiden holiday planner.

Amsterdam to Leiden is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Old Church ©
Old Church

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Light District and Rijksmuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Grote Markt in Haarlem--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Resistance Museum, steep yourself in history at Rembrandt House Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planner.

Traveling by car from Leiden to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grote Markt, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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