15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands travel route builder

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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Texel
— 3 nights
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Terschelling
— 3 nights
Drive
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Apeldoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 1 night
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Amsterdam

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Zaanse Schans and Body Worlds. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like World Heritage Kinderdijk and Canals area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Dom Tower (in Utrecht), Thermen Binnenmaas (in 's Gravendeel) and Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Amsterdam. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Texel

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lighthouse Texel and War Cemetery Den Burg. Step out of the city life by going to Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Het Nollenlandschap.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Texel trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Texel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. May in Texel sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 3 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Groene strand and Noordkaap Nederland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and Museum 't Behouden Huys. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Bunkers Terschelling, visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Brandaris, see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum, and explore by horseback at Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Terschelling itinerary planning site.

Getting from Texel to Terschelling by journey takes about 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Apeldoorn

— 2 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Het Aardhuis, examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Watervallen van de Vrijenberger Spreng. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, then admire the natural beauty at Paleis Het Loo, and then make a trip to The Man with the two hats.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Apeldoorn visit planner.

You can drive from Terschelling to Apeldoorn in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Terschelling in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Apeldoorn, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Vrijthof, then admire the landmark architecture of Boekhandel Dominicanen, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Matthiaskerk.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maastricht trip tool.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.