32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Terschelling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hollum, Ameland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
De Cocksdorp, Texel
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
4
Schiermonnikoog
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
5
Assen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Roermond
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Veere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling, examine the collection at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, then head off the coast to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, then identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap, and finally get lost in a book at Bibliotheek Terschelling. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Bunkers Terschelling, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, then enjoy the sea views from Brandaris, and finally examine the collection at Wrakkenmuseum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Terschelling road trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Terschelling is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Terschelling due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Terschelling at 6°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hollum.

Things to do in Terschelling

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vuurtoren Brandaris ©
Vuurtoren Brandaris
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Bunkers Terschelling ©
Bunkers Terschelling

1
night
Hollum, Ameland

Hollum ©
Hollum is a Dutch village on Ameland, one of the West Frisian Islands. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Kaasboerderij Ameland, see the interesting displays at Nobels Nostalgisch Museum, make a trip to Vuurtoren Ameland, then admire all the interesting features of Koren- En Mosterdmolen de Verwachting, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hollum trip planner .

Traveling by car from Terschelling to Hollum takes 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hollum can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Hollum

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum ©
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager ©
Kaasboerderij Ameland ©
Kaasboerderij Ameland

3
nights
De Cocksdorp, Texel

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and Lighthouse Texel. Escape the urban bustle at Dunes of Texel National Park and Golfbaan De Texelse. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, view the masterpieces at Eiland Galerij, hike along Sommeltjespad, and browse for treasures at Boeken aan de Dijk.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the De Cocksdorp trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hollum to De Cocksdorp takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in De Cocksdorp can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Texel
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse

2
nights
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Bunker Wassermann and Vredenhof will appeal to history buffs. Hijrre Pottenbakkerij and Noordertoren are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Oosterstrand, make a trip to Gallery Ogygia, hike along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, and appreciate the history behind Statue "de Schiere Monnik".

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Schiermonnikoog day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from De Cocksdorp to Schiermonnikoog. In January, daily temperatures in Schiermonnikoog can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Assen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Oosterstrand ©
Oosterstrand
Bunker Wassermann ©
Bunker Wassermann
Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof

4
nights
Assen

Assen ©
Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. Let the collections at Groninger Museum and Galerie MooiMan capture your imagination. Head to Waanders In De Broeren and Boekhandel Lovinkfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Galerie de Vis (in Harlingen), Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden (in Leeuwarden) and Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at National Park Drentsche Aa. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Tt Circuit Assen.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Assen online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Assen with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Assen are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Roermond.

Things to do in Assen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Groningen, Het Reestdal, Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, National Park Drentsche Aa, Galerie de Vis
Highlights from your plan
Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
Het Reestdal ©
Het Reestdal

5
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. Get some cultural insight at Boekhandel Dominicanen and Maastricht Underground. Visiting National Park de Meinweg and Recreatiegebied 't Hilgelo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roermond: Sounds Recordshop (in Venlo), Engelse Schans (in Lievelde) and Allure Woondecoratie (in Winterswijk). Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Designer Outlet Roermond, make a trip to Vrijthof, look for gifts at Dumpstore Valkenburg, and appreciate the history behind Nationaal Indie-monument.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Roermond trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Assen to Roermond takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Roermond can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Veere.

Things to do in Roermond

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Maastricht, Winterswijk, Efteling, Engelse Schans, Sounds Recordshop
Highlights from your plan
Designer Outlet Roermond ©
Designer Outlet Roermond
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof

4
nights
Veere

Veere ©
Veere is a municipality with a population of 22,000 and a city with a population of 1,500 in the southwestern Netherlands, on Walcheren island in the province of Zeeland.HistoryThe name Veere means "ferry": Wolfert Van Borsselen established a ferry and ferry house there in 1281.This ferry he called the "camper-veer" or "Ferry of Campu" and it soon became known as "de Veer". Get some cultural insight at Boulevard van Vlissingen and de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerie POP and Zeeuws Archief. Explore Veere's surroundings by going to Vlissingen (Boekhandel 't Spui, Badstrand, & more) and Lighthouse Westkapelle (high) (in Westkapelle). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Oostkapelle Beach, stroll through Strand Domburg, admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall, and appreciate the history behind De Koe.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Veere online route planner .

Drive from Roermond to Veere in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Roermond in February since evenings lows in Veere dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Veere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Middelburg, Vlissingen, Domburg, Lighthouse Westkapelle (high), Oostkapelle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen
Lighthouse Westkapelle (high) ©
Lighthouse Westkapelle (high)

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, wander the streets of Leidseplein, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

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You can drive from Veere to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Veere in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Amsterdam. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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