16 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands holiday planner

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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
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Den Burg, Texel
— 1 night
Drive
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Terschelling
— 2 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 1 night
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Veendam
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at National Military Museum and Sint Nicolaaskerk uit 1628. Let the collections at Marinemuseum and Museummolen Schermer capture your imagination. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog), Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop (in Zaandam) and Alkmaar City Hall (in Alkmaar). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Muiderslot and look for all kinds of wild species at De Hoge Berg.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Montreal, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in March, expect Amsterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Den Burg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Den Burg, Texel

— 1 night
Den Burg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452, pause for some photo ops at War Cemetery Den Burg, brush up on your military savvy at Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, then have some family-friendly fun at Zwembad De Krim, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Eiland Galerij. On the next day, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Smidt, explore the activities along Oudeschild, Texel, experience rural life at Novalishoeve, then pause for some serene contemplation at de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425, and finally browse the exhibits of Kaasboerderij Wezenspyk.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Den Burg online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Den Burg takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Den Burg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Den Burg

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Terschelling

— 2 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, then look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap Nederland, then see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Groene strand, then stop by De Boekenboer, and finally see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Terschelling online road trip planner.

Getting from Den Burg to Terschelling by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Terschelling are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Schiermonnikoog

— 1 night
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Gallery Ogygia, take in the exciting artwork at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, then see the interesting displays at Shellmuseum, and finally kick back and relax at Oosterstrand. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Vredenhof, learn about all things military at Bunkermuseum Schlei, then pause for some photo ops at Statue "de Schiere Monnik", then trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, and finally head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Schiermonnikoog trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Terschelling to Schiermonnikoog with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Veendam.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Veendam

— 3 nights
Veendam is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.GeographyThe population centres in the municipality are: Bareveld Borgercompagnie Kibbelgaarn Korte Akkers Numero Dertien Ommelanderwijk Tripscompagnie Veendam Wildervank Wildervanksterdallen ZuidwendingInternational relationsVeendam has two sister cities: Gniezno, Poland Kelowna, CanadaSportsCyclingVeendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour. Step off the beaten path and head to Keramisch Museum Goedewaagen and Noord-Nederlands Trein & Tram Museum. You'll explore and learn at Museum Vosbergen and Museum Slag bij Heiligerlee. Change things up with these side-trips from Veendam: Hunebed D4 bij Midlaren (in Midlaren), Mariakerk (in Uithuizermeeden) and Drouwen (D20 & Hunebed D19). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bell Foundry Museum (Klokkengieterijmuseum), tee off at Golfclub de Compagnie, and steep yourself in history at Hunebed D22 bij Bronneger.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Veendam trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Veendam. Traveling from Schiermonnikoog in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Veendam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Veendam

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rotterdam

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museum De Lakenhal, see the interesting displays at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, then see the interesting displays at Het Keringhuis, and finally stop by Schiedam Windmills.

Make your Rotterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Veendam to Rotterdam by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.