13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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De Cocksdorp, Texel
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Terschelling
— 2 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
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Veendam
— 2 nights
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Zaandam
— 2 nights
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
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De Cocksdorp, Texel

— 1 night
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at War Cemetery Den Burg, then take in the exciting artwork at Eiland Galerij, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Texel, and finally kick back and relax at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, admire the landmark architecture of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Oudeschild, Texel, then examine the collection at Kaasboerderij Wezenspyk, and finally tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the De Cocksdorp trip site.

Salt Lake City, USA to De Cocksdorp is an approximately 120-hour travel. Traveling from Salt Lake City to De Cocksdorp, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: highs in De Cocksdorp hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trip

Terschelling

— 2 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Brandaris, then stroll through Groene strand, then see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Wrakkenmuseum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, then take some stellar pictures from Bunkers Terschelling, and finally step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Terschelling road trip planning site.

You can travel from De Cocksdorp to Terschelling in 4.5 hours. May in Terschelling sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Schiermonnikoog

— 1 night
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. On the 4th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog, then trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, then view the masterpieces at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Ogygia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Oosterstrand, then see the interesting displays at Shellmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Bunker Wassermann, and finally make a trip to Vredenhof.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Schiermonnikoog trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Terschelling to Schiermonnikoog. In May, daytime highs in Schiermonnikoog are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Veendam.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Veendam

— 2 nights
Veendam is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.GeographyThe population centres in the municipality are: Bareveld Borgercompagnie Kibbelgaarn Korte Akkers Numero Dertien Ommelanderwijk Tripscompagnie Veendam Wildervank Wildervanksterdallen ZuidwendingInternational relationsVeendam has two sister cities: Gniezno, Poland Kelowna, CanadaSportsCyclingVeendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at De Wachter, contemplate the long history of Hunebed D4 bij Midlaren, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mariakerk, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Slag bij Heiligerlee. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Veenkoloniaal Museum, examine the collection at Fraeylemaborg, and then see the interesting displays at Bell Foundry Museum (Klokkengieterijmuseum).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Veendam trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Veendam. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Schiermonnikoog in May: highs in Veendam hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Zaandam.

Things to do in Veendam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zaandam

— 2 nights
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Strand Egmond aan Zee and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Camperduin, then see the interesting displays at Museum BroekerVeiling, and then explore the galleries of Museummolen Schermer.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zaandam road trip planning app.

Drive from Veendam to Zaandam in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Zaandam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Zaandam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Dordrecht

— 2 nights
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile House De Aarde Breda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Kilometer, and finally stroll the grounds of Polski Cmentarz Wojskowy W Bredzie. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, then steep yourself in history at Dom Tower, then experience the excitement of Dordrechts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinitatiskapel.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dordrecht day trip planner.

You can drive from Zaandam to Dordrecht in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dordrecht can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.