21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 13 nights
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Makkum
— 2 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam

— 13 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Delft (TU Botanical Garden, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, &more), The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more) and Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Frans Hals Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder website.

Philadelphia, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 67°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Makkum.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Makkum

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Weduwe Joustra, then ponder the world of politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, and then contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel). Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Franeker City Hall, then engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and then contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Makkum trip planning site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Makkum in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Makkum

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 5 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Kasteel Nemerlaer (in Haaren), Breda (Sint Joostkapel Breda & Historische Kilometer) and Oirschot Galerie (in Oirschot). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at National Park De Biesbosch. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Efteling, admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral, trek along Natuurgebied De Moerputten, and steep yourself in history at De Wonderlijke Klim.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel trip planner.

You can drive from Makkum to Kaatsheuvel in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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.