Keukenhof Garden is a Botanical Garden that is part of Amsterdam day trips to showcase the most vibrant Tulips in the Netherlands.
It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the World that blooms the best during the spring season from mid-March to mid-may.
The beautiful flowers are placed one after another in a smart pattern that makes them look the best.
You can explore the flower fields that appear to be a vibrant rainbow.
The breathtaking view of the garden is best seen from a nearby windmill.
Location: Botanical garden in Lisse, Netherlands.
Getting There: You can board the 852 bus line from Europaplein to reach Keukenhof Garden in 30 minutes.
Distance from Amsterdam: 39.6 km
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See Windmills at Zaanse Schans
Nestled across the River Zaan, the small village of Zaanse Schans presents you with the beauty of the traditional Dutch lifestyle from the 18-19th century.
There are many traditional Dutch houses, and windmills for you to witness.
With Amsterdam day trips, you can visit the windmills of Zaanse Schans to catch the beautiful sight of lush greenery and Tulip fields.
You can visit Zaanse Schans Museum, and attend hand-carved clog workshops.
Location: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, The Netherlands.
By Train: Board a train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Station Zaanse Schans in 17 minutes.
By Bus: You can board the 391 bus line from Amsterdam to reach Zaanse Schans.
Distance from Amsterdam: 20 km
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Utrecht is an enchanting city at the center of The Netherlands with a significant medieval history dating back to the 12th century.
The city’s most popular monument, Dom Tower is the one to look for.
You can walk the Pandhof Domkerk to witness the breathtaking views of the city.
Explore the University Quarter of the city to eat the yummiest food in cafes, and restaurants.
The best day trips from Amsterdam lets you cruise through the two-story canals of the city.
While on a cruise, check out Ganzenmarkt Tunnel’s illuminating lights.
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands.
By Train: You can take a direct intercity train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Utrecht Centraal in 26 minutes.
By Car: You can take a private car/taxi from Amsterdam to reach Utrecht in 44 minutes.
Distance from Amsterdam: 44.4 km
Giethoorn is among the best day trips from Amsterdam because it is one of those few places in the world that don’t have roads.
Nicknamed “The Netherland’s Venice”, this city is car-free.
You can board the boats to explore this scenic town
With 167 bridges in the picturesque town, people live their day-to-day lives traveling by boat.
You can use a bicycle to travel through the sloppy grasslands, or just simply hike through the area.
Location: Giethoorn, The Netherlands.
By Car: You can take a private taxi/cab to reach Giethoorn in 1 hr 26 min
By Train: You can board a train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Blauwe Hand Busstation in 2 hrs.
Distance from Amsterdam: 119.2 km
Explore Historical Sites at Delft
Internationally, and Historically, the city of Delft is popular for being home to Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.
The best day trips from Amsterdam are all about witnessing the White, and Blue signature Dutch ceramics throughout the city.
You can experience the lifestyle of a modern city in a small historic town.
Check out historical sites like Old City Walls, Eastern Gate, and New Church of Delft.
You can visit the Delftware Factory, Town Hall, Nieuwe Kerk, and Grote Markt Square to explore the city.
Location: Delft, The Netherlands
By Train: Board a Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Vlissengen. You need to get off at Station Delft in an hour. From there, you need to take a short walk to the station.
Distance from Amsterdam: 68.2 km
Rotterdam: City of Skyscrapers
Rotterdam is one of the most modern cities of Amsterdam that are known to be compared to New York because of its high-end architecture.
Keep the city of Rotterdam in the itinerary of Amsterdam day trips as this metropolis of The Netherlands, has the most stunning ultra-modern skyline.
The cityscape is surrounded by the enchanting River Maas, and you can cruise to witness its captivating views.
You can dine in Blaak Houses, Witte de Withstraat, Erasmus Bridge, or Markthal restaurants.
Location: Rotterdam, South Holland.
Getting There: Board a train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Rotterdam Centraal in 40 minutes.
Distance from Amsterdam: 79.9 km
Hiking at The Hague
Hague is a historical center in The Netherlands that showcases monuments like Binnenhof, Mauritshuis Museum, Peace Palace, etc.
Hiking in Hague’s Haagse Bos is one of the best day trips from amsterdam to enjoy.
You can explore the city‘s art galleries, museums, and educational institutions.
The enchanting Hofvijver lake adds to the beauty of the enchanting city.
Location: Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands.
Getting There: Take a train from Amsterdam Centraal that heads towards Rotterdam. You need to get off at Den Haag Centraal and take a cab/taxi to reach the city center in 15 minutes.
Distance from Amsterdam: 77.9 km
Marken, Volendam & Edam
Witness the countryside of The Netherlands through Edam, Volendam, and Marken villages.
These villages are among the best day trips from Amsterdam as you can witness the authentic style of the traditional Dutch village.
Visit Edam for its tasty cheese, and the medieval streets surrounding the canals.
Volendam is another picturesque village that houses Saint Vincent’s Church in the closest vicinity.
You can explore the Marken fishing Village with the old-fashioned buildings.
Location: Volendam, Marken, and Edam are in The Netherlands.
Train from Amsterdam to Volendam: You can board a train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Volendam in 27 minutes.
Train from Amsterdam to Marken: You can board a train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Marken in 45 minutes.
By Ferry: The best way to travel is by boarding a Ferry between these villages.
Distance from Amsterdam to Edam: 21.7 km
Distance from Amsterdam to Volendam: 20.9 km
Distance from Amsterdam to Marken: 23.6 km
Take Pictures at Canal of Bruges
One of the exciting things about the best day trips from Amsterdam is that you can explore neighboring Belgium's canals.
Witness the Market Square, and eat the tastiest Belgian Chocolate.
Explore the sites of Belfry, and Provincial Court while passing through colorful Belgian houses.
Pay your respects to the Basilica of Holy Blood that houses the blood-stained cloth of Jesus Christ.
Cruise through the canals and transverse near the Bonifacius Bridge.
Location: West Flanders, Belgium.
Getting There: Board a train from Amsterdam Centraal and reach Bruges via Antwerp in 3 hours 30 minutes.
Distance from Amsterdam: 249 km
Stroll the Streets of Haarlem
Exploring Haarlem’s Medieval character, and fantastic canals through boats top the list of Amsterdam day trips.
The serene town is located between the Spaarne River and the coastal dunes of The Netherlands.
You can visit the medieval church, and breweries to spend your day amidst traditional Dutch architecture.
Check out Grote Markt Square, Gothic style Grote Kerk Cathedral, Tyler’s Museum, Frans Hals Museum, etc.
You can get on the top of Windmill Molen de Adriaan to witness the charming beauty of Haarlem.
Location: Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Getting There: You can board a train from Amsterdam Centraal to reach Station Haarlem in 19 minutes.
Distance from Amsterdam: 31.7 km