30 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

30 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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30 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Groningen
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Zwolle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Middelburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Eindhoven
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Manila, Luzon

8
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 Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in January, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Groningen: Leeuwarden (Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, LOVE, & more), Poptaslot/Heringastate (in Marssum) and Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie MooiMan, make a trip to Jacobuskerk, and see the interesting displays at De Wachter.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Groningen trip planner .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Groningen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Groningen sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zwolle.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, The Wadden Sea, Poptaslot/Heringastate, Jacobuskerk, Museum Mohlmann
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Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Klooster-wandeling Aduard ©
Klooster-wandeling Aduard

5
nights
Zwolle

Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Explore Zwolle's surroundings by going to Broederenkerk (in Deventer), Zwembad De Schaeck (in Twello) and Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Zuidwolde, Nederland, see the interesting displays at Klompenmuseum, and stop by De Eenhoorn Kampen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zwolle itinerary planner .

Getting from Groningen to Zwolle by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Zwolle sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Middelburg.

Things to do in Zwolle

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Molen"Bokkers Molle", Huis Verwolde, Sauna Thermen Zuidwolde, Zwembad De Schaeck, Yellow Wings Flight Simulator
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Room Escape Games
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Yellow Wings Flight Simulator ©
Yellow Wings Flight Simulator

5
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: Bizarium (in Sluis), Theetuin De Mol (in Overslag) and Guy Gibson Memorial (in Steenbergen). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden, appreciate the history behind AMS Bernisse, learn about all things military at Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, and examine the collection at Openluchtmuseum De Duinhuisjes.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Middelburg holiday planning website .

Getting from Zwolle to Middelburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Zwolle in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 4°C in Middelburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Middelburg

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hellevoetsluis, Zierikzee, Veere, Guy Gibson Memorial, Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach
Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden ©
Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden

4
nights
Eindhoven

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Eindhoven: Miniaturenmuseum Breda (in Breda), Netherlands American Cemetery (in Margraten) and Boekhandel Dominicanen (in Maastricht). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, find something for the whole family at Efteling, explore the striking landscape of National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eindhoven holiday maker site .

Getting from Middelburg to Eindhoven by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Middelburg in January, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Eindhoven. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Boekhandel Dominicanen, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), EnjoyVR, Netherlands American Cemetery
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling

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