13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Drive:  30 min
1
Sloten
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hindeloopen
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Workum
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Sneek
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Bolsward
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Harlingen
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Franeker
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Dokkum
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
9
Leeuwarden
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

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day
Sloten

Sloten ©
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Kolksluis Spaarndam, then don't miss a visit to Fort Zuid, and then examine the collection at Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sloten trip builder tool .

Amsterdam to Sloten is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hindeloopen.

Things to do in Sloten

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spaarndam
Highlights from your plan
Kolksluis Spaarndam ©
Kolksluis Spaarndam
Fort Zuid ©
Fort Zuid

1
night
Hindeloopen

Hindeloopen ©
Hindeloopen is an old city on the North of the Netherlands on the IJsselmeer. On the 12th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Hindeloopen, then appreciate the history behind Het Vrouwtje van Stavoren, and finally see the interesting displays at First Frisian Icescating Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hindeloopen trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Sloten to Hindeloopen in 2 hours. March in Hindeloopen sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Workum.

Things to do in Hindeloopen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Het Vrouwtje van Stavoren
Highlights from your plan
Museum Hindeloopen ©
Museum Hindeloopen
Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen ©
Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen
Het Vrouwtje van Stavoren ©
Het Vrouwtje van Stavoren

2
nights
Workum

Workum ©
Workum is a city in the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân in Friesland. On the 13th (Wed), cruise along Afsluitdijk, then get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, then see the interesting displays at Jopie Huisman Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrudiskerk. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Zuiderzeemuseum and then contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Workum route planner .

Workum is just a stone's throw from Hindeloopen. In March, daytime highs in Workum are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Sneek.

Things to do in Workum

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eise Eisinga Planetarium, Zuiderzeemuseum, Afsluitdijk, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Highlights from your plan
Jopie Huisman Museum ©
Jopie Huisman Museum
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum

3
nights
Sneek

Sneek ©
Sneek is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and seat of the former municipality of Sneek in the province of Friesland (Netherlands). Change things up with these side-trips from Sneek: Drents Museum (in Assen), Walibi Holland (in Biddinghuizen) and Groningen (Martinitoren, Stadhuis Groningen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum de Fundatie, steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork, admire the natural beauty at De Orchideeen Hoeve, and get to know the fascinating history of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sneek route planner .

Sneek is very close to Workum. In March, daytime highs in Sneek are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bolsward.

Things to do in Sneek

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Groningen, Walibi Holland, Museum de Fundatie, Kamp Westerbork, De Orchideeen Hoeve
Highlights from your plan
Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
Walibi Holland ©
Walibi Holland
Museum de Fundatie ©
Museum de Fundatie

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night
Bolsward

Bolsward ©
Bolsward is a city in Súdwest-Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Town Hall Bolsward, examine the collection at Het Friese Museumdorp, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sonnema.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bolsward trip itinerary maker tool .

Bolsward is just a short distance from Sneek. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Harlingen.

Things to do in Bolsward

Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Het Friese Museumdorp
Highlights from your plan
Het Friese Museumdorp ©
Het Friese Museumdorp
Town Hall Bolsward ©
Town Hall Bolsward

2
nights
Harlingen

Harlingen ©
Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. On the 19th (Tue), cruise along Afsluitdijk and then examine the collection at Marinemuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazemattenmuseum, then examine the collection at Afsluitdijk Wadden Center, then see the interesting displays at Het Hannemahuis, and finally take in the waterfront at Port of Harlingen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Harlingen day trip planning tool .

Harlingen is very close to Bolsward. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Franeker.

Things to do in Harlingen

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kornwerderzand, Marinemuseum, Afsluitdijk
Highlights from your plan
Marinemuseum ©
Marinemuseum
Port of Harlingen ©
Port of Harlingen
Het Hannemahuis ©
Het Hannemahuis

1
night
Franeker

Franeker ©
Franeker is one of the eleven historical cities of Friesland and capital of the municipality of Franekeradeel. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Martena, then make a trip to Korendragershuisje, then ponder the world of politics at Franeker City Hall, and finally engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Franeker road trip planning website .

Franeker is just a stone's throw from Harlingen. In March in Franeker, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Dokkum.

Things to do in Franeker

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Museum Martena ©
Museum Martena
Franeker City Hall ©
Franeker City Hall

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night
Dokkum

Dokkum ©
Dokkum is a Dutch fortified town in the municipality of Dongeradeel in the province of Friesland. On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museum Dokkum, then see the interesting displays at It Fiskershuske, then get outside with Deforelpoel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Museum klooster Claercamp.

Start your trip to Dokkum by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Franeker to Dokkum in an hour. March in Dokkum sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Dokkum

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

It Fiskershuske, Museum klooster Claercamp, Deforelpoel
Highlights from your plan
Deforelpoel ©
Deforelpoel
Museum Dokkum ©
Museum Dokkum
It Fiskershuske ©
It Fiskershuske

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night
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Fries Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, don't miss a visit to De Oldehove, then wander the streets of Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, and finally ponder the world of politics at Provincial House (Provinciehuis).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Leeuwarden route tool .

Leeuwarden is very close to Dokkum. Traveling from Dokkum in March, Leeuwarden is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Wadden Sea
Highlights from your plan
Fries Museum ©
Fries Museum
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea