Lisse trip planner
Create a fully customized day-by-day itinerary for free
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of of which is water. Its population was in. Located within the municipal boundary is also the community De Engel.HistoryThe history of Lisse is closely related and similar to the neighboring towns of Hillegom and Sassenheim. Based on a document from 1198 which makes official mention of the town's name, Lisse celebrated its 800-year anniversary in 1998, although there is an indication that there was already a settlement there in the 10th century.In the Middle Ages, Lisse was a small settlement; there were only 50 houses in 1500. Because of prolonged warfare (particularly the wars of Charles the Bold and the Eighty Years' War), poverty was prevalent. Its population lived from agriculture, animal husbandry, and peat harvesting.In the 17th and 18th centuries, Lisse was, like Hillegom, home to many estates of rich merchants and nobility. The forests and gardens of the Keukenhof, Meerenburg, Wildlust, Zandvliet, Overduin en Akervoorde, Wassergeest, Grotenhof, Ter Specke, Dubbelhoven, Rosendaal, Veenenburg en Berkhout, Middelburg, Ter Beek, and Uytermeer estates all added to the town's beauty and glory.Yet in the following centuries, every one of these estates (except Keukenhof) was removed to make way for the cultivation of bulb flowers. The sandy soil in Lisse's surroundings were highly suitable for its growth provided the soil was fertilized. The nearby dunes were excavated and forests cut down progressively over time for more fields for the flower business. This brought employment and prosperity to this area.With our custom trip planner, The Netherlands vacations can be built around trips to Lisse and other destinations in The Netherlands.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Lisse
Compose it!Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
Customize it.Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
Book it.Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
Do it yourself.Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip
Top Lisse tours
$140 BOOK WITH VIATOR Drive it yourself electric Tulip and Flower Fields GPS audio tour Drive it yourself electric Tulip and Flower Fields GPS audio tour
Duration: 2 hours
$98 BOOK WITH VIATOR Drive it yourself electric Dune and Beach GPS audio tour Drive it yourself electric Dune and Beach GPS audio tour
Duration: 3 hours
$82 BOOK WITH VIATOR Guided tour to Keukenhof Gardens & Tulip Experience from Amsterdam Guided tour to Keukenhof Gardens & Tulip Experience from Amsterdam
Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
$53 BOOK WITH VIATOR Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam Day Trip to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam
Duration: 5 hours
$165 BOOK WITH VIATOR Holland Spectacle (Keukenhof Tulips Garden & Giethoorn) Holland Spectacle (Keukenhof Tulips Garden & Giethoorn)
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
$153 BOOK WITH VIATOR Keukenhof's Tulips and Windmills Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam With Lunch Keukenhof's Tulips and Windmills Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam With Lunch
Duration: 9 hours
$98 BOOK WITH VIATOR Drive it yourself electric History and Castle GPS audio tour Drive it yourself electric History and Castle GPS audio tour
Duration: 3 hours
$98 BOOK WITH VIATOR Drive it yourself electric Dune & Summer Flower GPS audio tour Drive it yourself electric Dune & Summer Flower GPS audio tour
Duration: 3 hours
Popular things to do in Lisse
Side trips from Lisse
Hidden gems in Lisse
Historic Sites in Lisse
Places to visit with Lisse
The HagueTrip planner Best for: Art Gallery, Art Museum, Theme Park RotterdamTrip planner Best for: Shopping Mall, Landmark, Specialty Museum LeidenTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum, Landmark, Science Museum GoudaTrip planner Best for: Religious Site, Government Building, Farmers Market DordrechtTrip planner Best for: Ride / Activity, Church, Movie Theater
Recently planned trips to Lisse
7 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND Paris Bruges Lisse 6 days in Europe BY A USER FROM IRELAND Dublin Holyhead London 7 days in Benelux BY A USER FROM GERMANY Amsterdam Lisse Rotterdam 6 days in Benelux BY A USER FROM GERMANY Amsterdam Volendam Lisse 6 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY Luxembourg City Bruges Rotterdam 5 days in Benelux BY A USER FROM GERMANY Amsterdam Rotterdam Lisse