15 days in Holland Itinerary

15 days in Holland Itinerary

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15 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Antwerp
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Terschelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Groningen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Oostkapelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Maastricht
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Antwerp

3
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Beach Pavilion Heartbreak Hotel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Brandaris, then delve into the distant past at Bunkers Terschelling, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Groene strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling, then head off the coast to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, then look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap, and finally raise your glass at Beach Pavilion Heartbreak Hotel.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Terschelling road trip planning website .

Antwerp, Belgium to Terschelling is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. December in Terschelling sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Bunkers Terschelling ©
Bunkers Terschelling

3
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Visiting National Park Drents-Friese Wold and Klimcentrum Bjoeks will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Poptaslot/Heringastate and Martinitoren. Take a break from Groningen with a short trip to Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden in Leeuwarden, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij Martinus, take in nature's colorful creations at Prinsentuin, and admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdstation Groningen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Groningen trip website .

You can drive from Terschelling to Groningen in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Groningen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poptaslot/Heringastate, Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, National Park Drents-Friese Wold
Highlights from your plan
Prinsentuin ©
Prinsentuin
Poptaslot/Heringastate ©
Poptaslot/Heringastate
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden

3
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've now added Van Gogh Museum to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee and Herengracht. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Rotterdam Zoo (in Rotterdam) and Canals area (in Utrecht). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Amstel, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website .

Getting from Groningen to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Rotterdam Zoo, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Canals area ©
Canals area
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Oostkapelle

Oostkapelle ©
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Badstrand, contemplate the long history of Fort Rammekens, and then learn about winemaking at Wijnhoeve de kleine Schorre. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Strand Domburg, step into the grandiose world of Westhove Castle, admire the striking features of de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Magdalenakerk, and finally contemplate the long history of Zierikzee Stompe Toren.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oostkapelle trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Oostkapelle in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Oostkapelle, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667, Maria Magdalenakerk, Badstrand, Wijnhoeve de kleine Schorre, Strand Domburg
Highlights from your plan
Badstrand ©
Badstrand
Strand Domburg ©
Strand Domburg
Fort Rammekens ©
Fort Rammekens

3
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maastricht Underground and Netherlands American Cemetery. Visiting Brunssummerheide and National Park de Meinweg will get you outdoors. Take a break from Maastricht with a short trip to St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) in Thorn, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vrijthof, contemplate the long history of Dinghuis, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Waalsekerk.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maastricht online holiday maker .

You can drive from Oostkapelle to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Maastricht when traveling from Oostkapelle in January, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Netherlands American Cemetery, National Park de Meinweg, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Brunssummerheide
Highlights from your plan
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof

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