16 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Apeldoorn
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Apeldoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
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Bus to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 7 nights
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Apeldoorn

— 2 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Apenheul, then admire the masterpieces at Paleis Het Loo, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Wezepse Heide. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, then get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and then stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery.

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Mumbai, India to Apeldoorn is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Apeldoorn at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

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 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, then make a trip to Vrijthof, then go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally admire the natural beauty at Beeldentuin Maastricht. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GaiaZOO, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Amstel Gold Race Xperience, and finally identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht planner.

Getting from Apeldoorn to Maastricht by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Maastricht sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 2 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. On the 25th (Tue), appreciate the history behind De Kerkhovense Molen and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then trek along Park Merwestein.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel vacation maker app.

Getting from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Texel

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ecomare, explore the different monuments and memorials at War Cemetery Den Burg, and then surround yourself with nature on Calidris Birdsafaries. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452, tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel, then meet the residents at Texel Zoo, and finally find something for the whole family at Klimmen EnZo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Texel travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, train, and ferry from Kaatsheuvel to Texel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Kaatsheuvel in May, expect nights in Texel to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Amsterdam

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Herengracht and Zaanse Schans. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Rotterdam (Markthal, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more), Old Church (in Delft) and Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655 (in De Rijp). There's much more to do: visit The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout, and browse the exhibits of Body Worlds.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online journey builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.