17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Drive
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Callantsoog
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vlissingen
— 5 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to King Khaled International Airport

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Frans Hals Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Galerie Gemund, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bloemendaal Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam sightseeing planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in January, expect nights in Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, around 1°C, while days are much colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Callantsoog.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Callantsoog

— 3 nights
Callantsoog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strand Egmond aan Zee and Badstrand Hargen aan Zee. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar and Klim naar de hemel. Get out of town with these interesting Callantsoog side-trips: het strand van Bergen aan Zee (in Bergen aan Zee) and Molen van Groot (Piet) (in Alkmaar). It doesn't end there: stroll through Callantsoog Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Camperduin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Callantsoog online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Callantsoog takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Vlissingen.

Things to do in Callantsoog

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Vlissingen

— 5 nights
Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. Get some cultural insight at Boulevard van Vlissingen and Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum. Let the collections at Bizarium and Industrieel Museum Zeeland IMZ capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Vlissingen side-trips: Vrouwenpolder Beach (in Veere), Museum Het Belfort (in Sluis) and Oostkapelle (Oostkapelle Beach & Nature Reserve de Manteling). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Sint-Annaland, see the interesting displays at Watersnoodmuseum, learn about all things military at Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Badstrand.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vlissingen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Callantsoog to Vlissingen in 3 hours. In January in Vlissingen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vlissingen

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.