15 days in The Wadden Itinerary

15 days in The Wadden Itinerary

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15 days in The Wadden Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Den Helder
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Texel
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
West-Terschelling, Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Leeuwarden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Den Helder

Den Helder ©
Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Callantsoog Beach and Landgoed Hoenderdaell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Den Helder: Hervormde Kerk (in Callantsoog), De Goudvis (in Sint Maartenszee) and Den Oever (ZeeVerse Vismarkt & Afsluitdijk). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Marinemuseum and admire the natural beauty at Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Den Helder trip planner.

Amsterdam to Den Helder is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Texel.

Things to do in Den Helder

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Callantsoog, Den Oever, De Goudvis, Landgoed Hoenderdaell
Highlights from your plan
Callantsoog Beach ©
Callantsoog Beach
Landgoed Hoenderdaell ©
Landgoed Hoenderdaell
Marinemuseum ©
Marinemuseum

4
nights
Texel

Texel ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ecomare and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. Get some historical perspective at Lighthouse Texel and Protestant Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Texel trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Den Helder to Texel in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to West-Terschelling.

Things to do in Texel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
Ecomare ©
Ecomare
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel

2
nights
West-Terschelling, Terschelling

West-Terschelling ©
On the 13th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Brandaris, then enjoy the sand and surf at Groene strand, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap, then step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, and then get great views at Bunkers Terschelling.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read West-Terschelling road trip planning app .

Drive from Texel to West-Terschelling in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in West-Terschelling

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Terschelling, Noordkaap Nederland
Highlights from your plan
Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Bunkers Terschelling ©
Bunkers Terschelling
Vuurtoren Brandaris ©
Vuurtoren Brandaris

5
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Popular historic sites such as Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 and Termunten are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Groene Ster Leeuwarden and Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: Franeker City Hall (in Franeker), Sneek (Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 & Rijksmonument Martinikerk Sneek uit 1498-1503) and St. Gertrudiskerk (in Workum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Fries Museum, explore the activities along IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), take in the waterfront at Port of Harlingen, and take a stroll through Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Leeuwarden trip planner .

You can drive from West-Terschelling to Leeuwarden in 3 hours. September in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sneek, Harlingen, Bolsward, Franeker, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Highlights from your plan
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Broerekerk ©
Broerekerk