19 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

19 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands route planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arnhem
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Utrecht
— 3 nights
Train to Den Helder, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

— 5 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 out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rotterdam

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotterdam: De Pier Scheveningen (in Scheveningen), Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and The Hague (Madurodam & Vredespaleis). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam travel planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 3 nights

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.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Arnhem Central Station. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and then walk around Park Sonsbeek.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arnhem trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Utrecht

— 3 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Utrecht: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Den Bosch), Patisserie de rouw (in Vught) and Amersfoort (Amersfoort Zoo, Koppelpoort, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Utrecht trip app.

You can drive from Arnhem to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Texel

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Texel: Landgoed Hoenderdaell (in Anna Paulowna) and Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium) (in Den Helder).

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Texel trip planning website.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Utrecht to Texel in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amsterdam

Venice of the North

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.