24 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

24 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Huizen
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Elburg
— 1 night
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Hindeloopen
— 1 night
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Vierhouten
— 1 night
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Ootmarsum
— 2 nights
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Ommen
— 1 night
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Orvelte
— 1 night
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Dokkum
— 1 night
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Harlingen
— 2 nights
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Makkum
— 1 night
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Lemmer
— 1 night
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Vollenhove
— 1 night
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Enkhuizen
— 2 nights
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De Rijp
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Alkmaar
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Katwoude
— 2 nights
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Edam
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Monnickendam
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Huizen

— 1 day
Huizen is a municipality and a village in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.The name "Huizen" is Dutch for "houses" and this usage has been linked to the belief that the first stone houses in the region appeared here. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Geologisch Museum Hofland, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Muiderberg, and then take in the waterfront at Huizen Haven Van 't Gooi.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Huizen online road trip planner.

Utrecht to Huizen is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Huizen are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Elburg.

Things to do in Huizen

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Elburg

— 1 night
Elburg is a municipality and a city in the province of Gelderland, Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Wezepse Heide, then admire the natural beauty at Ampies Berg, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Elburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Huizen to Elburg takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Elburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Hindeloopen.

Things to do in Elburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hindeloopen

— 1 night
Hindeloopen is an old city on the North of the Netherlands on the IJsselmeer. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum Hindeloopen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrudiskerk.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Hindeloopen online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Elburg to Hindeloopen in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vierhouten.

Things to do in Hindeloopen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vierhouten

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Leuvenumse bossen, then take a peaceful walk through Speulder - en Sprielderbos, and then step into the grandiose world of Landgoed Staverden.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vierhouten trip planning app.

You can drive from Hindeloopen to Vierhouten in 1.5 hours. In July in Vierhouten, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ootmarsum.

Things to do in Vierhouten

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ootmarsum

— 2 nights
Ootmarsum is a town in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 30th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at molen van Frans, then soothe aching muscles at Spa boerderij, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum Ootmarsum, Marius van Dokkum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum Het Drostenhuis, then take in the exciting artwork at Hot Marks Glasblazerij & De Duizendpoot, and then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier- galerie Annemiek Punt.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ootmarsum holiday site.

Drive from Vierhouten to Ootmarsum in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ommen.

Things to do in Ootmarsum

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Ommen

— 1 night
Ommen is a municipality and a Hanseatic city in the Vecht valley of the Salland region, which is at the heart of the province of Overijssel in the eastern Netherlands. On the 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Brigittakerk of Ned.Herv.Kerk te Ommen, then examine the collection at Sallands Landbouwmuseum De Laarman, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basiliek van de Heilige Kruisverheffing.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ommen trip planner.

Drive from Ootmarsum to Ommen in an hour. In July in Ommen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orvelte.

Things to do in Ommen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Orvelte

— 1 night
Orvelte is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Papeloze Kerk, Hunebed D49, explore the ancient world of Hunebed D32, and then get a new perspective on nature at Ellert en Brammert.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orvelte trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ommen to Orvelte takes an hour. In August in Orvelte, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dokkum.

Things to do in Orvelte

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dokkum

— 1 night
Dokkum is a Dutch fortified town in the municipality of Dongeradeel in the province of Friesland. On the 3rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Stichting IJstijdenmuseum, then get outside with Deforelpoel, and then take an in-depth tour of Schierstins.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dokkum journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Orvelte to Dokkum takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Orvelte in August, you will find days in Dokkum are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Harlingen.

Things to do in Dokkum

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harlingen

— 2 nights
Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Dekema State, and then contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Willem Barentz expeditieschip, then shop like a local with Galerie de Vis, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michaelskerk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Harlingen trip planner.

You can drive from Dokkum to Harlingen in an hour. Traveling from Dokkum in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Harlingen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Makkum.

Things to do in Harlingen

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Makkum

— 1 night
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Broerekerk, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.-Franziskus-Basilika, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Us Heit Distillery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Makkum online travel planner.

Makkum is just a stone's throw from Harlingen. In August, daytime highs in Makkum are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lemmer.

Things to do in Makkum

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lemmer

— 1 night
Lemmer is a town in the municipality of De Friese Meren (province of Friesland), in the Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at De Hege Gerzen, see the interesting displays at Tony Leenes Indian Motorcycle Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Lemmer Kanaal.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lemmer online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Makkum to Lemmer takes an hour. In August in Lemmer, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vollenhove.

Things to do in Lemmer

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vollenhove

— 1 night
Vollenhove is a city in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Vollenhove City Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ruine Kasteel Toutenburg, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterloopbos.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vollenhove online travel route planner.

You can drive from Lemmer to Vollenhove in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Enkhuizen.

Things to do in Vollenhove

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Enkhuizen

— 2 nights
Enkhuizen is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and the region of West-Frisia.HistoryEnkhuizen was one of the harbour-towns of the VOC, just like Hoorn and Amsterdam, from where overseas trade with the East Indies was conducted. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534, see the interesting displays at Flessenscheepjes Museum, and then take a peaceful walk through Het Streekbos. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stichting De Westerkerk, admire the striking features of Stadhuis van Enkhuizen uit 1688, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zuiderkerk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Enkhuizen day trip website.

You can drive from Vollenhove to Enkhuizen in 1.5 hours. In August in Enkhuizen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to De Rijp.

Things to do in Enkhuizen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

De Rijp

— 1 night
De Rijp is a village and former island in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655, contemplate the long history of Raadhuis en Waag De Rijp uit 1630, and then examine the collection at Museum In 't Houten Huis.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the De Rijp route planner.

You can drive from Enkhuizen to De Rijp in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alkmaar.

Things to do in De Rijp

Historic Sites · Museums

Alkmaar

— 2 nights
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum het Sterkenhuis, steep yourself in history at Abdijmuseum, and then take a peaceful walk through Heilooer Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Klim naar de hemel, then take in the pleasant sights at Kaeskoppenstad, and then contemplate the long history of Hof Van Sonoy.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alkmaar vacation planner.

Alkmaar is very close to De Rijp. In August, daily temperatures in Alkmaar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Katwoude.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Katwoude

— 2 nights
Katwoude is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Irene Hoeve Clogs and Cheese Shop and then experience rural life at Jacobs Hoeve Cheese Farm by Henri Willig. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Marina Volendam, enjoy the sea views from Paard van Marken, and then appreciate the history behind Flood memorial 'The Wave'.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katwoude driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Alkmaar to Katwoude takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edam.

Things to do in Katwoude

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Edam

— 2 nights
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Speeltoren, take in the views from Kwakelbrug, and then browse the fresh offerings at Kaaswaag Edam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Burggolf, then see the interesting displays at Varend Erfgoed Hoorn, and then take a peaceful walk through Julianapark.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edam trip itinerary maker tool.

Edam is very close to Katwoude. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Monnickendam.

Things to do in Edam

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Monnickendam

— 1 night
Monnickendam is a Town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flood Walk 1916, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, and then admire the striking features of Museumhuis Timmerman.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monnickendam road trip planner.

Monnickendam is just a stone's throw from Edam. August in Monnickendam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Monnickendam

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam is very close to Monnickendam. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

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.