15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
De Koog, Texel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hollum, Ameland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
4
Schiermonnikoog
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
5
Vlissingen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
De Koog, Texel

De Koog ©
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 10th (Fri), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Boeken aan de Dijk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, and finally hike along Sommeltjespad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Dunes of Texel National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our De Koog day trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to De Koog is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in August since evenings lows in De Koog dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in De Koog

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Texel
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Sommeltjespad ©
Sommeltjespad
Boeken aan de Dijk ©
Boeken aan de Dijk

2
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get great views at Bunkers Terschelling, examine the collection at Wrakkenmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, then examine the collection at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap, and finally enjoy the sea views from Brandaris.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Terschelling trip builder website .

You can drive from De Koog to Terschelling in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Terschelling are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Hollum.

Things to do in Terschelling

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Bunkers Terschelling ©
Bunkers Terschelling

1
night
Hollum, Ameland

Hollum ©
Hollum is a Dutch village on Ameland, one of the West Frisian Islands. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Kaasboerderij Ameland, then examine the collection at Nobels Nostalgisch Museum, then see the interesting displays at Abraham Fock, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hollum trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Terschelling to Hollum in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Hollum

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
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Nobels Nostalgisch Museum ©
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
Abraham Fock ©
Abraham Fock
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager ©

1
night
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, take in the exciting artwork at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, then appreciate the history behind Statue "de Schiere Monnik", and finally step off the mainland to explore Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog. On your second day here, make a trip to Vredenhof, contemplate the long history of Bunker Wassermann, then examine the collection at Shellmuseum, and finally kick back and relax at Oosterstrand.

Before you visit Schiermonnikoog, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Hollum to Schiermonnikoog with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Vlissingen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog ©
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog
Oosterstrand ©
Oosterstrand
Bunker Wassermann ©
Bunker Wassermann

1
night
Vlissingen

Vlissingen ©
Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Oostkapelle Beach, then steep yourself in history at Standbeeld Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter uit 1841, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Badstrand. On your second day here, stop by Boekhandel 't Spui, then look for gifts at Indistrieel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Domburg, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Westkapelle (high).

Before you visit Vlissingen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Schiermonnikoog to Vlissingen. Traveling from Schiermonnikoog in August, you will find days in Vlissingen are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vlissingen

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lighthouse Westkapelle (high), Indistrieel, Oostkapelle Beach
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Badstrand ©
Badstrand
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Lighthouse Westkapelle (high) ©
Lighthouse Westkapelle (high)

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Leidseplein. Head to Albert Cuyp Market and Cheese & More Damfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning site .

You can drive from Vlissingen to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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