16 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Texel
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Texel
— 2 nights
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Volendam
— 2 nights
Bus
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Amsterdam
— 1 night
Train
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Arnhem
— 1 night
Train
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Eindhoven
— 2 nights
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Maastricht
— 2 nights
Train
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
Bus to Tilburg, Centraal Station, Train to Delft
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Delft
— 2 nights
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Utrecht
— 1 night
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Texel

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll the grounds of War Cemetery Den Burg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, meet the residents at Ecomare, examine the collection at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, pause for some serene contemplation at de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oudeschild, Texel, and finally identify plant and animal life at De Hoge Berg.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Texel tour itinerary planning tool.

Durham, UK to Texel is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Texel when traveling from Durham in August, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Volendam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Volendam

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Koemarkt Purmerend uit 1645. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the excitement of Experience Volendam, take in the waterfront activity at Volendam Haven, then catch some excitement at Rent & Event Volendam, then take in the waterfront activity at Marina Volendam, and finally get your game on at Foto de Boer.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Volendam trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Texel to Volendam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Volendam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Volendam

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app.

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Volendam. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Arnhem on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks

Arnhem

— 1 night

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): walk around Park Sonsbeek, examine the collection at Museum Bronbeek, then get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, then brush up on your military savvy at Arnhem War Museum, and finally get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Arnhem Central Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Eusebiuskerk Arnhem, admire the landmark architecture of Sabelspoort of Eusebiuspoort uit 1357, make a trip to Feestaardvarken, then take an in-depth tour of Erfgoedcentrum Rozet, and finally learn about all things military at Airborne at the bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Arnhem trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Arnhem in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Eindhoven

— 2 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Jump XL Trampoline Park Eindhoven, don't miss a visit to Hovenring, examine the collection at Philips Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, then see the interesting displays at PSV Museum, and finally get outside with Philips Stadion. On your second day here, make a trip to Temple des Augustins, examine the collection at DAF Museum, then examine the collection at preHistorisch Dorp, then get your game on at Enversed VR Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Speelpark de Splinter.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven visit planning tool.

You can drive from Arnhem to Eindhoven in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Eindhoven can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Maastricht

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Stadspark, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, contemplate the long history of Helpoort, then view the masterpieces at Galerie MOA, and finally stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), contemplate the waterfront views at Maasplassen, Roermond, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Christoffelkathedraal, then get lost in a book at Centre Ceramique, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht day trip tool.

You can take a train from Eindhoven to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Maastricht are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 2 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. On the 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Het Bossche Broek, get in on the family fun at Efteling, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Het Loonsche Land. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and then examine the collection at Breda's Begijnhof Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel online route builder.

You can take a train from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Delft.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Delft

— 2 nights
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and then don't miss a visit to City Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Delft online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Kaatsheuvel to Delft in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Delft are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Delft

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Utrecht

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Bloemenmarkt, Janskerkhof, Utrecht, stroll around Wilhelminapark, admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower. Keep things going the next day: walk around Griftpark, then head outdoors with Kanoverhuur aan de Gracht, then see the interesting displays at Museum Speelklok, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pandhof Domkerk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Utrecht road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Delft to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.