17 days in Benelux Itinerary

17 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip itinerary maker

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Maastricht
— 2 nights
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Den Bosch
— 2 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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The Hague
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam
— 8 nights

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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 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Hoensbroek Castle, stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), admire the masterpieces at Bonnefanten Museum, then contemplate the long history of Helpoort, then view the masterpieces at Galerie MOA, and finally go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Luxembourg, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Maastricht Aachen Airport and Eindhoven Airport. In May, daytime highs in Maastricht are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Den Bosch

— 2 nights
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Het Bossche Broek, then explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Heeswijk, and then get a sense of history and politics at Brabant Historical Information Centre. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, steep yourself in history at De Wonderlijke Klim, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied De Moerputten.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Den Bosch sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Den Bosch in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May in Den Bosch, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 2 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij, then explore the world behind art at Huis te Ruurlo, then don't miss a visit to Kasteel Warmelo, and finally stroll through Castle and gardens Twickel. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Arnhem War Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Museonder, then admire the masterpieces at 't Veluws Zandsculpturenfestijn, then steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort, and finally contemplate the long history of Muurhuizen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Apeldoorn day trip planner.

You can drive from Den Bosch to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

The Hague

— 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Molenmuseum de Valk, then explore the world behind art at De Mesdag Collection, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Garden, and finally trek along Landgoed Clingendael. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Het Keringhuis, see the interesting displays at Jenever Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, and finally explore the world behind art at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the The Hague trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Apeldoorn to The Hague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Apeldoorn in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in The Hague: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 8 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.
ARTIS has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Canals area and Grote Markt. Venture out of the city with trips to De Vishal (in Haarlem), Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen) and Johanneskerk uit 1521 (in Laren). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, and make a trip to The Amstel.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips