26 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

26 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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26 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Ballarat
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Haarlem
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Elst
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Kaatsheuvel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Kinderdijk
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Burgum
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
End: Ballarat

3
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, contemplate the long history of Hofje van Bakenes, then admire the striking features of Vleeshal, and finally view the masterpieces at De Vishal.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Haarlem trip itinerary maker app .

Ballarat, Australia to Haarlem is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ballarat to Haarlem is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Ballarat in July, expect Haarlem to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. You will leave for Elst on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Saint Bavo ©
Cathedral of Saint Bavo
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

9
nights
Elst

Elst ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tempel|Kerk Museum Elst as well as Kasteel Doorwerth. Explore hidden gems such as Kasteel Doornenburg and Galerie 1400. Take a break from Elst with a short trip to Fort Pannerden in Doornenburg, about 32 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Elst trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Elst takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Elst can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Elst

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Doornenburg, Galerie 1400, Kasteel Doorwerth
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Kasteel Doorwerth ©
Kasteel Doorwerth
Kasteel Doornenburg ©
Kasteel Doornenburg
Fort Pannerden ©
Fort Pannerden

3
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Efteling. Get in touch with nature at National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen and Het Loonsche Land. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) and De Wonderlijke Klim. Change things up with a short trip to Stadspark Valkenberg in Breda (about 40 minutes away).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel online itinerary maker .

Getting from Elst to Kaatsheuvel by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

De Wonderlijke Klim, Stadspark Valkenberg, National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church)
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Het Loonsche Land ©
Het Loonsche Land

1
night
Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the galleries of World Heritage Kinderdijk and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Kinderdijk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): stop by Arthur Tuytel Chocolatier/Patissier, then cool off at Zwembad Sportcentrum Papendrecht, and then take an in-depth tour of Streekmuseum Krimpenerwaard.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kinderdijk online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Kinderdijk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In July, daily temperatures in Kinderdijk can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Burgum.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Alblasserdam, Zwembad Sportcentrum Papendrecht, Streekmuseum Krimpenerwaard
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk
Streekmuseum Krimpenerwaard ©
Streekmuseum Krimpenerwaard

7
nights
Burgum

Burgum ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Streekmuseum Volkssterrenwacht Burgum and Klooster-wandeling Aduard. Step off the beaten path and head to Schierstins and The Bare Feet Trail. Take a break from Burgum with a short trip to St Bernardushof Kloostermuseum in Aduard, about 32 minutes away.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Burgum planning website .

Drive from Kinderdijk to Burgum in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Burgum

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aduard, Buitenpost, Park Vijversburg, Deforelpoel, Schierstins
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Schierstins ©
Schierstins
The Bare Feet Trail ©
The Bare Feet Trail
Deforelpoel ©
Deforelpoel

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