15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Texel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Vlissingen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Maastricht
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hoenderloo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zuiderzeemuseum and Mondial Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Singel. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen) and Museum Lambert van Meerten (in Delft). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Sculpture De Violist, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 12°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Scheveningen Beach, Mondial Museum, Zuiderzeemuseum, Museum Lambert van Meerten
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Texel

Texel ©
Explore hidden gems such as Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and De Hoge Berg. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Strand Camperduin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Texel: De Klimvallei B.V. (in Den Helder), Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog) and Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Texel online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Texel takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Texel are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vlissingen.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oudeschild, Strand Camperduin, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, De Klimvallei B.V., Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion)
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
De Hoge Berg ©
De Hoge Berg
Strand Camperduin ©
Strand Camperduin

2
nights
Vlissingen

Vlissingen ©
Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve de Manteling, then kick back and relax at Oostkapelle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vrouwenpolder Beach, and finally head outdoors with Schotsman Watersportcentrum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Boulevard van Vlissingen and then explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Oosterschelde.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vlissingen trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Texel to Vlissingen takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Vlissingen can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Vlissingen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Schotsman Watersportcentrum, Nationaal Park Oosterschelde, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Oostkapelle Beach, Vrouwenpolder Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Nationaal Park Oosterschelde ©
Nationaal Park Oosterschelde
Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen

2
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): play a few rounds at Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur and then head outdoors with Speelpark Klein Zwitserland.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vlissingen to Maastricht takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoenderloo.

Things to do in Maastricht

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Speelpark Klein Zwitserland, Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, Op Ezel Avontuur
Highlights from your plan
Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten ©
Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Speelpark Klein Zwitserland ©
Speelpark Klein Zwitserland

2
nights
Hoenderloo

Hoenderloo ©
Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoenderloo trip planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Hoenderloo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoenderloo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kroller-Muller Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum

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