If you are in the Netherlands you really should visit Haarlem for 1 or 2 days. It is close to Amsterdam, it is less touristy and has a beautiful historic downtown with plenty of interesting sights. And for the foodies among us: it was the most gastronomic city in the Netherlands in 2019. I provide a list of options that you can add to your own Haarlem itinerary.
When you travel to the Netherlands, Utrecht is a city that you should definitely visit. It is a pleasant university city with an interesting historic city centre and there are far fewer tourists than in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. In this article I give you information about visiting Utrecht and I give suggestions about fun and interesting activities and attractions.