20 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

20 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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20 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Kaatsheuvel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Arnhem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Leeuwarden
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Doha

3
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Venture out of the city with trips to Breda (VR World & Miniaturenmuseum Breda), Oisterwijk (De Kerkhovense Molen & Gallery van Dun - Contemporary Art) and Bottle Distillery (in Eindhoven). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Efteling, pause for some photo ops at Guy Gibson Memorial, explore the striking landscape of National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen, and look for gifts at Mint Fashion Store.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kaatsheuvel trip itinerary builder site .

Doha, Qatar to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Doha to Kaatsheuvel, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Kaatsheuvel is much colder than Doha - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oisterwijk, Breda, Bottle Distillery, Mint Fashion Store, Guy Gibson Memorial
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling

4
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arnhem: Klompenmuseum (in Enter), Zwembad De Schaeck (in Twello) and Andreaskerk of Grote Kerk Hattem (in Hattem). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, make a trip to Wijchense Molen, and have some family-friendly fun at Riverside.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arnhem road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Arnhem

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zwolle, Airborne Cemetery, Klompenmuseum, Renkumse Molen, Andreaskerk of Grote Kerk Hattem
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Room Escape Games
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

4
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeuwarden: Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek), Galerie Terbeek (in Beetsterzwaag) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, have some family-friendly fun at Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Broerekerk, and engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Leeuwarden tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Leeuwarden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wadden Sea, Molen Windlust, Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo, Galerie Terbeek, Eise Eisinga Planetarium
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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