11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Den Burg, Texel
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Arnhem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kaatsheuvel
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Beirut

3
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Utrecht (Dom Tower & Canals area) and Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, get great views at A'dam Lookout, engage your brain at Body Worlds, and make a trip to Museum Quarter.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder website .

Beirut, Lebanon to Amsterdam is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Beirut in October; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Den Burg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Utrecht, Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

1
night
Den Burg, Texel

Den Burg ©
Den Burg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Utopia, explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, then stroll the grounds of War Cemetery Den Burg, and finally admire the striking features of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Den Burg online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Amsterdam to Den Burg in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Den Burg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Arnhem.

Things to do in Den Burg

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Texel
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
War Cemetery Den Burg ©
War Cemetery Den Burg

2
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Apenheul, meet the residents at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and then make a trip to Korenmarkt. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, and then trek along Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arnhem tour planner.

Getting from Den Burg to Arnhem by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Otterlo, Apenheul
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Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand ©
Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dinghuis, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally browse the different shops at Entre-Deux.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Maastricht route planning app .

Drive from Arnhem to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Maastricht sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Shopping
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Entre-Deux ©
Entre-Deux
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen

3
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Efteling and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum). Change things up with a short trip to UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk in Kinderdijk (about 50 minutes away). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral and identify plant and animal life at Het Loonsche Land.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kaatsheuvel trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Kaatsheuvel, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), St. John's Cathedral, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Het Loonsche Land ©
Het Loonsche Land
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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