19 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

19 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 4 nights
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Eindhoven
— 4 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 7 nights
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Maastricht

— 4 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud (in Swalmen), St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn) and National Park de Meinweg (in Herkenbosch). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, see the interesting displays at Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Eyewitness.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip planner.

Belfast, UK to Maastricht is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. March in Maastricht sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 4 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eindhoven: Historische Kilometer (in Breda), Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen (in Nijmegen) and Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, get your game on at Riverside, tee off at Golfclub Dorpswaard, and let the kids burn off some steam at Speeltuin De Blije Dries.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Eindhoven trip site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Groningen

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum), Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker) and Poptaslot/Heringastate (in Marssum).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Groningen trip builder.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Groningen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (De Vishal & Frans Hals Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and walk around Vondelpark.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.