21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oostkapelle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dordrecht
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zwolle
— 4 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to 't Horntje, Veerhaven
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Texel
— 3 nights
Drive

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Amsterdam

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. Visiting Herengracht and Hertenkamp Bloemendaal will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Wato Events (in 's-Gravenzande), Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Frans Hals Museum). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and explore the activities along The Amstel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Amsterdam. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Oostkapelle

— 4 nights
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bizarium and Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature Reserve de Manteling and Boswachterij Westerschouwen. Explore Oostkapelle's surroundings by going to Badstrand (in Vlissingen), Valkeniershof (in IJzendijke) and Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (in Nieuw-Namen). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Duiklocatie Sint Annaland, enjoy the sand and surf at Vrouwenpolder Beach, take a memorable drive along Deltawerken Oosterschelde, and look for all kinds of wild species at Voornes Duin.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oostkapelle trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Oostkapelle in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, you will find days in Oostkapelle are slightly colder (12°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Dordrecht

— 4 nights
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Step out of the city life by going to Board Academy and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen. Step off the beaten path and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and Kinderdijk. Venture out of the city with trips to Sint Joostkapel Breda (in Breda), Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Leersumse Veld, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinitatiskapel, and hike along Park Merwestein.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dordrecht trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Oostkapelle to Dordrecht in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Oostkapelle in April since evenings lows in Dordrecht dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zwolle.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zwolle

— 4 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Step off the beaten path and head to Groninger Museum and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld. Get some cultural insight at Klooster-wandeling Aduard and Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613. Venture out of the city with trips to National park Dwingelderveld (in Dwingeloo), Pleisterplaats De Barkel (in Wierden) and Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van de Heilige Kruisverheffing.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zwolle trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dordrecht to Zwolle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Zwolle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Texel

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Calidris Birdsafaries and Utopia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and Golfbaan De Texelse. Go for a jaunt from Texel to Callantsoog to see Callantsoog Beach about 1h 5 min away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Texel tour app.

Getting from Zwolle to Texel by combination of train and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Texel can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.