25 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

25 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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25 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Rotterdam
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
2
The Hague
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Middelburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Roermond
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Arnhem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Groningen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
Bus:  30​min
8
Haarlem
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then stop by Monsieur Saucisson, and finally don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam online trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Rotterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Rotterdam is minus 4 hours. In December, Rotterdam is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Efteling, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
Highlights from your plan
Efteling ©
Efteling
Euromast ©
Euromast

2
nights
The Hague

The Hague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Madurodam, then take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, and then take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then ponder the world of politics at Vredespaleis.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the The Hague online trip itinerary builder .

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In December in The Hague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Middelburg.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

2
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. On the 10th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall, take an in-depth tour of Zeeuws Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan), then take a stroll through Boulevard van Vlissingen, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Watersnoodmuseum, go for a stroll along the water at Stadshaven Goes, and then find something for the whole family at Mini Mundi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Middelburg online route planner .

You can drive from The Hague to Middelburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Middelburg sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Roermond.

Things to do in Middelburg

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stadshaven Goes, Watersnoodmuseum, Boulevard van Vlissingen
Highlights from your plan
Mini Mundi ©
Mini Mundi
Watersnoodmuseum ©
Watersnoodmuseum
Town Hall ©
Town Hall

3
nights
Roermond

Roermond ©
Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. Change things up with these side-trips from Roermond: Netherlands American Cemetery (in Margraten) and Maastricht (Maastricht Underground, Vrijthof, & more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), don't miss a visit to Pierre Cuypers Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Christoffelkathedraal, and buy something for everyone on your list at Designer Outlet Roermond.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Roermond online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Middelburg to Roermond in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Middelburg in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Roermond. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Roermond

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maastricht, Netherlands American Cemetery, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church)
Highlights from your plan
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Kapel in 't Zand ©
Kapel in 't Zand

2
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Arnhem Central Station, then take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then snap pictures at The John Frost Bridge - John Frostbrug, then stroll around Park Sonsbeek, and finally stop by Winery Robbers & Van Den Hoogen.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arnhem trip planner .

Getting from Roermond to Arnhem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. John's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark ©
Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

3
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: Leeuwarden (Fries Museum & Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden), Drents Museum (in Assen) and Kamp Westerbork (in Hooghalen). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galerie MooiMan, sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij Martinus, explore the world behind art at Groninger Museum, and admire the striking features of Hoofdstation Groningen.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Groningen online route planner .

Getting from Arnhem to Groningen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, Drents Museum, Kamp Westerbork
Highlights from your plan
Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
Galerie MooiMan ©
Galerie MooiMan
Brouwerij Martinus ©
Brouwerij Martinus

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning app .

You can drive from Groningen to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Haarlem is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Haarlem day trip site .

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In December, daytime highs in Haarlem are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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