12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
2
Valkenburg
— 2 nights
3
Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Sea Life Scheveningen), Skyview De Pier (in Scheveningen) and Delft (Old Church & Het steen). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, look for gifts at The American Book Center, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valkenburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Delft
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Valkenburg

Valkenburg ©
Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm.
On the 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Beeldentuin Maastricht, explore the fascinating underground world of Gemeentegrot, and then whizz through the canopy at Park Het Plateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, don't miss a visit to Boekhandel Dominicanen, then explore the fascinating underground world of MergelRijk, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Mystery House.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valkenburg itinerary maker.

Drive from Amsterdam to Valkenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Valkenburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Valkenburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maastricht, Beeldentuin Maastricht, Park Het Plateau
Highlights from your plan
Mystery House ©
Mystery House
Beeldentuin Maastricht ©
Beeldentuin Maastricht
Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground

2
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Efteling. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara, stop by Mint Fashion Store, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escaperoom Villa BreTil.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaatsheuvel trip planner.

Getting from Valkenburg to Kaatsheuvel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mint Fashion Store, Escaperoom Villa BreTil, Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara
Highlights from your plan
Efteling
Efteling
Escaperoom Villa BreTil ©
Escaperoom Villa BreTil

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