30 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

30 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 13 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sneek
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arnhem
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam

— 13 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), Delft (Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Cheese and More Delft, &more) and The Hague (Lange Voorhout, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in November: highs in Amsterdam hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Texel

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Texel: Den Helder (Marinemuseum, Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, &more) and Acon Dirt Track Racing (in Sint Maarten).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Texel day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In November in Texel, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sneek.

Things to do in Texel

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sneek

— 4 nights
Sneek is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and seat of the former municipality of Sneek in the province of Friesland (Netherlands). Change things up with these side-trips from Sneek: Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker), National Park De Alde Faenen (in Earnewald) and Boomsma Museum (in Leeuwarden). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), examine the collection at Kazemattenmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, and take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sneek trip maker.

Getting from Texel to Sneek by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Sneek, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Arnhem.

Things to do in Sneek

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 7 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grolsch Brewery Tour (in Enschede), Eindhoven (Bottle Distillery & Stadsbrouwerij Eindhoven) and National Hideout Museum (in Aalten). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549, see the interesting displays at Museumstation Beekbergen, play a few rounds at Golfclub Dorpswaard, and hike along Wezepse Heide.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arnhem online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sneek to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. In November in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.