23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 7 nights
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Texel
— 4 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 3 nights
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Arnhem
— 3 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
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Maastricht
— 3 nights

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7
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Quarter and Dom Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Utrecht (Canals area & Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)), Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Markthal, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker tool.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Amsterdam at 59°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Quarter ©
Museum Quarter
Canals area ©
Canals area

4
nights
Texel

Texel ©
Explore hidden gems such as Ecomare and Golfbaan De Texelse.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Texel online route planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Texel by combination of train and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure
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Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Ecomare ©
Ecomare
Protestant Church ©
Protestant Church

3
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Explore hidden gems such as Groninger Museum and Eise Eisinga Planetarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeuwarden: Sneek (Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 & Het Nationaal Modelspoor Museum), Jozef Israels monument (in Groningen) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fries Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tresoar, the Frisian centre for history and literature, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park De Alde Faenen, and don't miss a visit to Museumhaven Leeuwarden.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden online trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus from Texel to Leeuwarden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. October in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
Fries Museum ©
Fries Museum
National Park De Alde Faenen ©
National Park De Alde Faenen

3
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem ©

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walibi Holland and Apenheul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arnhem: Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo) and Rock City Escape (in Amersfoort). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery.

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You can drive from Leeuwarden to Arnhem in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Walibi Holland ©
Walibi Holland
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum

2
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Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind De Kerkhovense Molen and then get in on the family fun at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Safaripark Beekse Bergen, admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel trip planner.

Getting from Arnhem to Kaatsheuvel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Efteling
Efteling
Safaripark Beekse Bergen ©
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

3
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Maastricht

Maastricht ©

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maastricht Underground and Boekhandel Dominicanen. Venture out of the city with trips to St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn) and Golfbaan Het Woold (in Asten). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at Mystery House, pause for some serene contemplation at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, contemplate the long history of Helpoort, and indulge your senses at Lambert Smeets.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mystery House ©
Mystery House
Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen

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