22 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

22 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dieren
— 3 nights
Drive
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Drouwen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Schagen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 8 nights
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Maastricht

— 4 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eindhoven (St. Catharinakerk & Bottle Distillery), Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud (in Swalmen) and Nationaal Indie-monument (in Roermond). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cesart, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playing Ground Fort Willem, and admire the natural beauty at Beeldentuin Maastricht.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Maastricht trip itinerary maker site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Maastricht is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in July; daily highs in Maastricht reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dieren.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dieren

— 3 nights
Dieren is a town in the eastern Netherlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Stadsbrouwerij Wittenburg (in Zevenaar), Fort Pannerden (in Doornenburg) and Markant Outdoorcentrum (in Braamt). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Veluwezoom. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Toy Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Doesburger Grotekerk of Martinikerk, enjoy breathtaking views from Uitkijktoren Hulzenberg, and let little ones run wild at Spelerij.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dieren travel route planning app.

Drive from Maastricht to Dieren in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Drouwen.

Things to do in Dieren

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Drouwen

— 2 nights
Drouwen is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Kabouterland, then don't miss a visit to Beelden In Gees, then get engrossed in the history at Ellert en Brammert, and finally don't miss a visit to Jacobuskerk. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museum Slag bij Heiligerlee, then find something for the whole family at Drouwenerzand Attractiepark, then explore the ancient world of Hunebed D28 & D29, and finally contemplate the long history of D20.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Drouwen trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dieren to Drouwen takes 2 hours. In July in Drouwen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Schagen.

Things to do in Drouwen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Schagen

— 4 nights
Schagen is a city and municipality in the northwestern Netherlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoorn (Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik & Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534), 'T Keetje (in Lutjebroek) and Den Helder (Redding museum, Den Helder, Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Museummolen Schermer, go for a walk through Kaeskoppenstad, enjoy the sand and surf at Callantsoog Beach, and stroll through Strand Camperduin.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Schagen journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Drouwen to Schagen takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Schagen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Schagen

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & Sea Life Scheveningen), Skyview De Pier (in Scheveningen) and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

Drive from Schagen to Amsterdam in an hour. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.

Drenthe Province travel guide

3.8
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites