15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel, Veerhaven
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Texel
— 3 nights
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Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 1 night
Drive
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Maastricht
— 2 nights
Train to Brussels, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Amsterdam

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Herengracht. Take a break from the city and head to The Amstel and Scheveningen Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Rotterdam (Markthal & Rotterdam Centraal Station) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Fashion Factory Outlet). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and get curious at Body Worlds.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In March, Amsterdam is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Texel

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Calidris Birdsafaries and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater. Explore hidden gems such as Utopia and Callantsoog Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Texel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 2 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Groene strand, then get outside with Terschelling Eilandtuks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap Nederland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Brandaris, cast your line with Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen, take an in-depth tour of Museum 't Behouden Huys, then explore the striking landscape of Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, and finally ride a horse along Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Terschelling tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by journey from Texel to Terschelling takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Groningen

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Groninger Museum, then see some colorful creatures with Dive for You, and then get engrossed in the history at Klooster-wandeling Aduard.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Groningen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Terschelling to Groningen in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Groningen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Maastricht

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, make a trip to Boekhandel Dominicanen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and finally grab your bike and head to Amstel Gold Race Xperience.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Maastricht day trip app.

Getting from Groningen to Maastricht by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.