20 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

20 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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20 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
De Koog, Texel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kornwerderzand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Groningen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Wilp
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
De Koog, Texel

De Koog ©
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Boeken aan de Dijk. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and then tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse.

For traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read De Koog trip itinerary builder site .

Lisbon, Portugal to De Koog is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to De Koog is 1 hour. In February, De Koog is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kornwerderzand.

Things to do in De Koog

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Texel
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Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel

2
nights
Kornwerderzand

Kornwerderzand ©
Kornwerderzand is a settlement on the Afsluitdijk, a major dam in the Netherlands that links Friesland with North Holland.OverviewKornwerderzand is located approximately 4 kilometers from the coast of Friesland, on a former artificial island which was created during the construction of the dam. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eise Eisinga Planetarium and Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers. Take a break from the city and head to Natuurgebied Zwanenwater and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel). Explore Kornwerderzand's surroundings by going to Town Hall Bolsward (in Bolsward), Jopie Huisman Museum (in Workum) and UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal (in Lemmer). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Poptaslot/Heringastate and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie de Vis.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kornwerderzand trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from De Koog to Kornwerderzand. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Kornwerderzand

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galerie de Vis, UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, Town Hall Bolsward, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
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Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater

4
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. You'll explore and learn at Groninger Museum and Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnen. Step out of the city life by going to National Park Drentsche Aa and Kampsheide. Get out of town with these interesting Groningen side-trips: Veenkoloniaal Museum (in Veendam) and 'De Sukerei' Museum (in Damwald). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Galerie MooiMan, see the interesting displays at Museum Mohlmann, and make a trip to Nicolaikerk Appingedam.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Groningen planner.

Explore your travel options from Kornwerderzand to Groningen with the Route module. In February in Groningen, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wilp.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Appingedam, 'De Sukerei' Museum, Fraeylemaborg, Kampsheide, Veenkoloniaal Museum
Highlights from your plan
Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
'De Sukerei' Museum ©
'De Sukerei' Museum
Fraeylemaborg ©
Fraeylemaborg

3
nights
Wilp

Wilp ©
Wilp is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Kroller-Muller Museum and Glider Collection Wolfheze are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Het Reestdal. Take a break from Wilp with a short trip to Toy Gallery in Brummen, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bussloo.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wilp trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Groningen to Wilp. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Wilp

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kroller-Muller Museum, Toy Gallery, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Het Reestdal, Glider Collection Wolfheze
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Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Toy Gallery ©
Toy Gallery

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Museumphoto and Rembrandtplein. Museum-lovers will get to explore Panorama Mesdag and Zaanse Schans. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Madurodam, &more), Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl (in Schoorl) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, snap pictures at Magere Brug, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Wilp to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans, Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl, World Heritage Kinderdijk
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

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