15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Breda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Groningen
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Zwolle
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Chennai

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Zuiderpark Den Haag uit 1923. Escape the urban bustle at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Hotel Scooters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem) and The Hague (Landgoed Clingendael & Spas). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the activities along Singel, and tour on your own time with Bike Is Ready.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday planner.

Chennai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect Amsterdam to be much colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Breda.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Zandvoort aan Zee
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Breda

Breda ©
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Efteling and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Get outdoors at National Park De Biesbosch and Park Merwestein. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breda: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Beldert Beach (in Zoelen) and Wandelroute Mier (in Putte). There's more to do: get outside with Board Academy.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Breda day trip planning app .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Breda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Breda can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Breda

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dordrecht, Wandelroute Mier, Efteling, Beldert Beach, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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National Park De Biesbosch ©
National Park De Biesbosch
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag
Beldert Beach ©
Beldert Beach

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): play a few rounds at Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, then tee off at International Golf Maastricht, and finally identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maastricht trip planning tool .

Getting from Breda to Maastricht by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Maastricht are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Maastricht

Golf Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, Op Ezel Avontuur
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Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten ©
Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten
Op Ezel Avontuur ©
Op Ezel Avontuur
International Golf Maastricht ©
International Golf Maastricht

3
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Groninger Museum and The Bare Feet Trail. Get outdoors at The Wadden Sea and National Park De Alde Faenen. Venture out of the city with trips to Pieterpad (in Pieterburen), IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum) and Deforelpoel (in Kollumerzwaag). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Golf & Countryclub Lauswolt, identify plant and animal life at Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, and head outdoors with Park Oikos.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Groningen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Maastricht to Groningen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zwolle.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ruinen, National Park De Alde Faenen, Golfclub de Compagnie, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Pieterpad
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
National Park De Alde Faenen ©
National Park De Alde Faenen
The Bare Feet Trail ©
The Bare Feet Trail

3
nights
Zwolle

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Wezepse Heide, then take a peaceful walk through Het Reestdal, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Speulder - en Sprielderbos, then identify plant and animal life at Kootwijkerzand, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zwolle trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Groningen to Zwolle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wezepse Heide, Kootwijkerzand, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Het Reestdal
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Het Reestdal ©
Het Reestdal
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park

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