21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  27 h
1
Maastricht
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Eindhoven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hoenderloo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Sint Jansklooster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam
— 9 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Boekhandel Dominicanen and Netherlands American Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Maastricht Underground and Op Ezel Avontuur. Change things up with these side-trips from Maastricht: Brunssummerheide (in Heerlen) and Kasteel Hoensbroek (in Hoensbroek). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Vrijthof, putt your heart out at Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coalmine Valkenburg, and explore the fascinating underground world of MergelRijk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Maastricht is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Maastricht, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valkenburg, Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, Brunssummerheide, Op Ezel Avontuur, Netherlands American Cemetery
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

3
nights
Eindhoven

Eindhoven ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at World Heritage Kinderdijk and Efteling. Get in touch with nature at Regte Heide & Riels Laag and Park Merwestein. Get out of town with these interesting Eindhoven side-trips: Baardwijkse Overlaat (in Drunen), Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well) and Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen (in Nijmegen). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mierlo war cemetary.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eindhoven road trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Maastricht to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Eindhoven, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hoenderloo.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mierlo war cemetary, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Park Merwestein, Efteling, Baardwijkse Overlaat
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag
Nationaal Park De Maasduinen ©
Nationaal Park De Maasduinen

2
nights
Hoenderloo

Hoenderloo ©
Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kootwijkerzand, trek along Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand, and then explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Leersumse Veld, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoenderloo trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Hoenderloo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sint Jansklooster.

Things to do in Hoenderloo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Otterlo, Leersumse Veld, Kootwijkerzand, Airborne Cemetery
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Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Leersumse Veld ©
Leersumse Veld

2
nights
Sint Jansklooster

Sint Jansklooster ©
On the 4th (Wed), stroll through Waterloopbos and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of De Wieden, then take a peaceful walk through Het Reestdal, and then take an in-depth tour of Vollenhove City Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sint Jansklooster journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hoenderloo to Sint Jansklooster takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sint Jansklooster are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Sint Jansklooster

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterloopbos, Het Reestdal, Vollenhove City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
De Wieden ©
De Wieden
Waterloopbos ©
Waterloopbos

9
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Body Worlds. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat), The Hague (Landgoed Clingendael & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery) and Hertenkamp Bloemendaal (in Bloemendaal). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Zuiderzeemuseum, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Sint Jansklooster to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans, Zuiderzeemuseum, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, Hertenkamp Bloemendaal
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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