22 days in Benelux Itinerary

22 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
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Schagen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudemolen
— 1 night
Drive
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Rolde
— 1 night
Drive
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Assen
— 1 night
Drive
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Giethoorn
— 1 night
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Maastricht
— 3 nights
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The Hague
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam

— 6 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: Edam (Speeltoren & Edams Museum) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stop by The Jordaan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Schagen

— 3 nights
Schagen is a city and municipality in the northwestern Netherlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Den Helder (De Helderse Vallei & Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder) and Museummolen Schermer (in Schermerhorn). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Callantsoog Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Camperduin, make a trip to Grote Sint Laurenskerk, and take in the pleasant sights at Kaeskoppenstad.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Schagen trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Schagen takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Schagen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Oudemolen.

Things to do in Schagen

Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudemolen

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll around National Park Drentsche Aa.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oudemolen online vacation planner.

You can drive from Schagen to Oudemolen in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Oudemolen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rolde.

Things to do in Oudemolen

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Rolde

— 1 night
Rolde is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at De Wachter, then delve into the distant past at Hunebed D28 & D29, then steep yourself in history at D20, and finally make a trip to Jacobuskerk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rolde online trip itinerary builder.

Rolde is just a short distance from Oudemolen. In July in Rolde, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Assen.

Things to do in Rolde

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Assen

— 1 night
Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): join the crowd at TT Races, then identify plant and animal life at Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, then don't miss a visit to Galerie Wildevuur, and finally find something for the whole family at Drouwenerzand Attractiepark.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Assen trip builder site.

Assen is just a stone's throw from Rolde. In July, daily temperatures in Assen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Assen

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Giethoorn

— 1 night
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Giethoorn online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Assen to Giethoorn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Giethoorn, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Maastricht

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to St. Benedictusberg Abbey (in Lemiers), Kapel in 't Zand (in Roermond) and Bottle Distillery (in Eindhoven). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cesart, contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and admire the natural beauty at Beeldentuin Maastricht.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Maastricht takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

The Hague

— 5 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read The Hague online tour planner.

Drive from Maastricht to The Hague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Maastricht in August, you will find days in The Hague are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Drenthe Province travel guide

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Zoos · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites