15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands tour planner

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Rotterdam
— 3 nights
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Den Bosch
— 1 night
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Eindhoven
— 1 night
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Maastricht
— 1 night
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Sittard
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Venlo
— 1 night
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Nijmegen
— 1 night
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Arnhem
— 1 night
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Enschede
— 1 night
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Almelo
— 1 night
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Emmen
— 1 day
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Assen
— 1 night
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Veendam
— 1 night
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Groningen
— 1 day
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Dokkum
— 1 night
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Leeuwarden
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Rotterdam

— 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Go for a jaunt from Rotterdam to The Hague to see Madurodam about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), make a trip to Panorama Mesdag, and see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rotterdam trip planner.

If you are flying in from Luxembourg, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In June in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Den Bosch

— 1 night
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Grote of Sint Maartenskerk te Tiel and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Den Bosch trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Den Bosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Den Bosch are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 1 night

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at DAF Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, and then admire the striking features of De Blob.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eindhoven road trip site.

Traveling by car from Den Bosch to Eindhoven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Maastricht

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdwacht, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally steep yourself in history at Boekhandel Dominicanen.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maastricht itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sittard.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sittard

Sittard is a city in the Netherlands, situated in the southernmost province of Limburg.The town is part of the municipality of Sittard-Geleen and has some 48,400 inhabitants (including those of neighbouring villages Munstergeleen, Limbricht, Einighausen and Guttecoven).In its east, Sittard borders the German municipality of Selfkant (in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia).The city centre is located at 45 m above sea level.HistoryArchaeological discoveries have dated the first settlement in the Sittard area around 5000 B.C. Present day Sittard is assumed to have been founded around 850 A.D. and to have been built around a motte. On the 25th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Hoensbroek Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mondo Verde.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sittard trip planner.

Sittard is just a short distance from Maastricht. In June, daily temperatures in Sittard can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venlo.

Things to do in Sittard

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Venlo

— 1 night
Venlo is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands, near the German border. On the 26th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Kasteeltuinen Arcen, then get in on the family fun at Attractiepark Toverland, and then visit Venlo binnenstad.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venlo holiday site.

Getting from Sittard to Venlo by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nijmegen.

Things to do in Venlo

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nijmegen

— 1 night
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Latijnse School Nijmegen uit 1544, then don't miss a visit to De Waagh, then don't miss a visit to Kronenburgerpark, and finally get outside with Park Tivoli Berg en Dal.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Nijmegen online journey maker.

Getting from Venlo to Nijmegen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nijmegen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Arnhem

— 1 night

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arnhem road trip planner.

Arnhem is just a short distance from Nijmegen. In June, daytime highs in Arnhem are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Enschede.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Enschede

— 1 night
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll around Het Hulsbeek, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grolsch Brewery Tour, and then discover the deep blue sea with Diveworld.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Enschede day trip app.

Drive from Arnhem to Enschede in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Enschede can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Almelo.

Things to do in Enschede

Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Almelo

— 1 night
Almelo is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Almelo trip builder site.

Almelo is just a stone's throw from Enschede. In June, daytime highs in Almelo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Emmen.

Things to do in Almelo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Emmen

— 1 day
Emmen is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands.HistoryA prime example of a planned city, Emmen arose from several small farming and peat-harvesting communities which have dotted the province of Drenthe since the Middle Ages. On the 30th (Wed), stroll around Rensenpark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, and then steep yourself in history at Hunebed D45.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Emmen fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Almelo to Emmen takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assen.

Things to do in Emmen

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Assen

— 1 night
Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. On the 1st (Thu), gain insight at Duurzaamheids Centrum, join the crowd at TT Races, and then head outdoors with Klimpark Outdoor Grolloo.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Assen online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Emmen to Assen in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Assen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Veendam.

Things to do in Assen

Outdoors

Side Trip

Veendam

— 1 night
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. For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Veendam trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Assen to Veendam takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Veendam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Groningen.

Things to do in Veendam

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Groningen

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a tailor-made plan with Battlefield Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Geertruidsgasthuis, then admire the striking features of Martinitoren, and finally admire the natural beauty at Prinsentuin.

To plan Groningen vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Veendam to Groningen in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Groningen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dokkum.

Things to do in Groningen

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Dokkum

— 1 night
Dokkum is a Dutch fortified town in the municipality of Dongeradeel in the province of Friesland. For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dokkum trip maker tool.

You can drive from Groningen to Dokkum in an hour. When traveling from Groningen in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Dokkum, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You will leave for Leeuwarden on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Dokkum

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. On the 3rd (Sat), visit Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, explore the world behind art at Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, then make a trip to De Oldehove, and finally ponder the world of politics at Provincial House (Provinciehuis).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden trip builder tool.

Leeuwarden is just a stone's throw from Dokkum. July in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Neighborhoods · Museums

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.