30 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

30 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands vacation maker

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Fly to Brussels, Train to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 3 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Terschelling
— 4 nights
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Texel
— 7 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 11 nights
Train to Brussels, Fly to Addis Ababa

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Maastricht

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Escape the urban bustle at Maastricht Underground and Falconcrest Roofvogelpark. Step off the beaten path and head to Boekhandel Dominicanen and Golfbaan Welschap. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to GaiaZOO (in Kerkrade), Van Gogh Roosegaarde fietspad (in Eindhoven) and St. Martinus (in Vijlen). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, relax and rejuvenate at Yogaplace Maastricht, and try your luck at Fair Play Casino Maastricht.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht trip planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Maastricht is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Addis Ababa to Maastricht. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in March: highs in Maastricht hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Groningen

— 4 nights
You'll explore and learn at Groninger Museum and Het Nederlands Stripmuseum. Popular historic sites such as Hunebed Centre and Van Gogh House Drenthe are in your itinerary. Explore Groningen's surroundings by going to Leeuwarden (Fries Museum & Holland casino Leeuwarden), Papeloze Kerk, Hunebed D49 (in Schoonoord) and St. Nicolaaskerk (in Sint Nicolaasga).

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Groningen trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Maastricht to Groningen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Terschelling.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 4 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen and Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden. Step out of the city life by going to Groene strand and Terschelling Eilandtuks. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap Nederland, enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris, get a new perspective on nature at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Terschelling online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Terschelling takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Texel.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Texel

— 7 nights
For shopping fun, head to Eiland Galerij or Chocolaterie Smidt. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Texel: Vlietermonument (in Den Oever) and Het Nollenlandschap (in Den Helder).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Texel trip itinerary planner.

Travel from Terschelling to Texel in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 11 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.
Do your shopping at Markthal and Glas Galerie Leerdam. Museum-lovers will appreciate Zaanse Schans and Body Worlds. Venture out of the city with trips to Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Delftse Poort, &more), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Old Church (in Delft). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, admire the striking features of Portuguese Synagogue, and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.