A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Aalborg vs. Lisse for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Aalborg or Lisse?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Aalborg and Lisse. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Aalborg or Lisse?


Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark with a population of over 200,000. It is an industrial and university city in the north of Jutland. Aalborg is a cultural hub as it is home to many historical museums, and performance venues.


Lisse is very much a seasonal destination. During a two month period every spring it becomes one of the Netherlands most popular tourist destinations. In the Bulb Region of South Holland, it is home to the Keukenhof amusement park, which comes to life every spring with millions of flowers coming into full bloom. The spectacular sight attracts over eight hundred thousand visitors every year, all during that two month time period. This sight truly is amazing with rows of colored flowers lighting up the grounds. The flowers cover more than 32 hectares and include tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers. Its a wonderful sight for people of all ages, and a wonderful photographic opportunity for anybody in the area.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Denmark, The Best Adventure Tours to Denmark, The Best Adventure Tours to Netherlands, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Netherlands.

Which place is cheaper, Lisse or Aalborg?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Aalborg is $159, while the average daily cost in Lisse is $158. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Aalborg and Lisse in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aalborg $89
    Lisse $86
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aalborg $178
    Lisse $172
Compare Hotels in Aalborg and Lisse

Looking for a hotel in Aalborg or Lisse? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Aalborg

Hotels in Lisse

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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aalborg $32
    Lisse $25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aalborg

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aalborg:

  • Private Transfer from Aalborg Airport (AAL) to Skagen Cruise Port: $168
  • Private Transfer from Aalborg City Hotels to Skagen Cruise Port: $168
  • Aalborg Private Transfer from Aalborg city centre to Aalborg airport: $133
  • Aalborg Private Transfer from Aalborg (AAL) Airport to City centre: $133
  • Private Airport and City Transfers in Aalborg: $89

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lisse

Also for Lisse, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Amsterdam vip group transfers: $381
  • Private Transfer from Haarlem to cruise port in Amsterdam: $78

Is it cheaper to fly into Aalborg or Lisse?

Prices for flights to both Lisse and Aalborg change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Aalborg $48
    Lisse $51

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lisse

For Lisse, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Haarlem's Food-steps: A self-guided Food Tour: $44
  • SELF-GUIDED WALKING DINNER HAARLEM | 3 courses + 3 drinks: $89
  • Guided Food Tour Haarlem (min. 2 persons) - Many local tastings : $99

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aalborg $24
    Lisse $32

Tours and Activities in Aalborg

Here are a few actual costs in Aalborg for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 3-Hours Street Art Tour in Aalborg: $45
  • Aalborg during WW2: Self-guided Audio Tour with StoryHunt: $14
  • Utzon Center to Nordkraft Audio Walking Tour: $6.99
  • Ghosts of The Witch Trial Quest Experience: $8.87
  • Love and Joy in Aalborg – Walking Tour for Couples: $250
  • Love and Joy in Aalborg – Walking Tour for Couples: $489
  • The Hunt, an exciting cat-and-mouse adventure in Aalborg: $14
  • The best of Aalborg walking tour: $222

Tours and Activities in Lisse

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lisse.

  • Walking tour Haarlem (Tip Based): $3.33
  • The Battle for Haarlem: Quest Experience: $5.76
  • Explore Highlights of Haarlem: Self-Guided GPS and Audio Tour: $7.71
  • Cultural and Historical Audio guided walking tour Tour of Haarlem: $13
  • Leiden: Windmill and Countryside Cruise near Keukenhof: $16
  • Haarlem: Canal Cruise Spaarne Mill to Mill: $21
  • Haarlem: 50 minutes Boat Cruise: $21
  • 2 Hours Walking Tour Throughout History & Highlights of Haarlem: $21
  • Haarlem Open Canal Tour with a real live guide: $22
  • 90 minutes Self-Guided Walking tour and Escape room in Haarlem: $22
  • Discover Haarlem with a self-guided Outside Escape city game tour: $28
  • Luxury Shared Canal Tour with live guide: $29

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aalborg $20
    Lisse $25

Sample the Local Flavors in Lisse

Also in Lisse, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Haarlem Private Self Guided Pub Crawl: $22

When comparing the travel costs between Aalborg and Lisse, we can see that Aalborg is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Aalborg Expensive? and Is Lisse Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Aalborg or Lisse?

Aalborg has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Lisse. When comparing the sizes of Aalborg and Lisse, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Aalborg or Lisse?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Aalborg or Lisse in the Summer?

Both Lisse and Aalborg during the summer are popular places to visit. The small town charm and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Aalborg this time of year.

In the summer, Aalborg is around the same temperature as Lisse. Typically, the summer temperatures in Aalborg in July average around 16°C (61°F), and Lisse averages at about 17°C (62°F).

Aalborg usually gets less rain in July than Lisse. Aalborg gets 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Lisse receives 75 mm (3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Aalborg 16°C (61°F) 
    Lisse 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Aalborg or Lisse in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Aalborg and Lisse. Many travelers come to Aalborg for the shopping scene and the small town atmosphere.

In October, Aalborg is generally cooler than Lisse. Daily temperatures in Aalborg average around 9°C (48°F), and Lisse fluctuates around 11°C (51°F).

In October, Aalborg usually receives less rain than Lisse. Aalborg gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Lisse receives 72 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Aalborg 9°C (48°F) 
    Lisse 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Aalborg or Lisse in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Aalborg as well as Lisse. Many visitors come to Aalborg in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Lisse can be very cold during winter. Aalborg can get quite cold in the winter. Aalborg is much colder than Lisse in the winter. The daily temperature in Aalborg averages around -1°C (31°F) in January, and Lisse fluctuates around 2°C (36°F).

Aalborg usually gets less rain in January than Lisse. Aalborg gets 43 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Lisse receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Aalborg -1°C (31°F) 
    Lisse 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Aalborg or Lisse in the Spring?

Both Lisse and Aalborg are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Aalborg for the small town charm during these months.

In the spring, Aalborg is cooler than Lisse. Typically, the spring temperatures in Aalborg in April average around 6°C (43°F), and Lisse averages at about 8°C (46°F).

In April, Aalborg usually receives less rain than Lisse. Aalborg gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Lisse receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Aalborg 6°C (43°F) 
    Lisse 8°C (46°F)

Typical Weather for Lisse and Aalborg

Aalborg Lisse
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -1°C (31°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 2°C (36°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Feb -0°C (31°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 3°C (37°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 2°C (36°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 5°C (41°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Apr 6°C (43°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 8°C (46°F) 52 mm (2 in)
May 11°C (51°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 12°C (54°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 14°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in) 15°C (59°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 16°C (61°F) 63 mm (2.5 in) 17°C (62°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Aug 16°C (60°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 17°C (62°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 13°C (55°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Oct 9°C (48°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 3°C (38°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 6°C (43°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Dec 2°C (36°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 3°C (38°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)