23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
1
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Middelburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kaatsheuvel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Arnhem
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Leeuwarden
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Amsterdam. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Middelburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Middelburg: Zierikzee (Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee, Rijksmonument Noordhavenpoort, & more), Brusea (in Bruinisse) and Hellevoetsluis (Escape Room The Cube & AMS Bernisse). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bizarium, look for gifts at Boekhandel 't Spui, take in nature's colorful creations at Theetuin De Mol, and kick back and relax at Vrouwenpolder Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Middelburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Middelburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Middelburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Middelburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zierikzee, Hellevoetsluis, Vlissingen, Veere, De Hoge Hil
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach
Theetuin De Mol ©
Theetuin De Mol

4
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
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: Nuenen (Salon Nune Ville & Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld), Bottle Distillery (in Eindhoven) and Netherlands American Cemetery (in Margraten). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Efteling, appreciate the history behind Guy Gibson Memorial, snap pictures at Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, and see the interesting displays at Miniaturenmuseum Breda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kaatsheuvel online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kaatsheuvel when traveling from Middelburg in December, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuenen, Guy Gibson Memorial, Miniaturenmuseum Breda, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

4
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Change things up with these side-trips from Arnhem: Molen"Bokkers Molle" (in Olst), Zwembad De Schaeck (in Twello) and Zwolle (VR Experience Zwolle, Room Escape Games, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park, pause for some photo ops at Stellingmolen De Nijverheid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cenakel kerk, and steep yourself in history at Renkumse Molen.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arnhem attractions planner .

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Arnhem

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zwolle, Cenakel kerk, Klooster Sint Agatha, Klompenmuseum, Stellingmolen De Nijverheid
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

4
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Explore Leeuwarden's surroundings by going to Klooster-wandeling Aduard (in Aduard), 'De Sukerei' Museum (in Damwald) and Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, take a stroll through Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Broerekerk, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Weduwe Joustra.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Leeuwarden trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Leeuwarden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Leeuwarden, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sneek, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Klooster-wandeling Aduard, 'De Sukerei' Museum, The Wadden Sea
Highlights from your plan
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

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