32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Salzburg
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Groningen
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Enschede
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Eindhoven
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Maastricht
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Salzburg

9
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: Haarlem (Vleeshal & Grote Markt), The Hague (Kids Eiland The haque & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery) and Molen de Roos (in Delft). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, meet the residents at ARTIS, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Salzburg, Austria to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salzburg in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Molen de Roos, Elswout wandel-park van Staatsbosbeheer
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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: VR Experience Zwolle (in Zwolle), Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Havelte) and Assen (TT Races & Tt Circuit Assen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, hike along The Bare Feet Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Drentsche Aa, and get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Groningen day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Groningen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Enschede.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sneek, Assen, VR Experience Zwolle, Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, Eise Eisinga Planetarium
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium

6
nights
Enschede

Enschede
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Change things up with these side-trips from Enschede: Yellow Wings Flight Simulator (in Teuge), Natuurgebied Beekvliet (in Borculo) and Pleisterplaats De Barkel (in Wierden). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grolsch Brewery Tour, examine the collection at Klompenmuseum, explore the striking landscape of De Weerribben National Park, and admire the striking features of Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Enschede trip planner.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Enschede takes 2 hours. In July in Enschede, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lieren, Lemelerberg, De Dinkel, Yellow Wings Flight Simulator, Pleisterplaats De Barkel
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Natuurgebied Beekvliet
Natuurgebied Beekvliet
Grolsch Brewery Tour ©
Grolsch Brewery Tour
Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh ©
Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eindhoven side-trips: Patisserie de rouw (in Vught), Historische Kilometer (in Breda) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, trek along Park Merwestein, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and let little ones run wild at Speeltuin De Blije Dries.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Eindhoven vacation planner.

Drive from Enschede to Eindhoven in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Maastricht.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nijmegen, Speeltuin De Blije Dries, Overloon War Cemetery, Airborne Cemetery, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

6
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maastricht: Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud (in Swalmen), Roermond (National Park de Meinweg, Speeltuin Kitskensberg, &more) and Streekboerderij Daniken (in Geleen). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg, steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter, and see the interesting displays at Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Eindhoven to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Roermond, Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Beeldentuin Maastricht, Netherlands American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Beeldentuin Maastricht ©
Beeldentuin Maastricht
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Cesart ©
Cesart

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