32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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32 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Vlieland
— Few hours
Travel:  3 h 15 min
2
Ameland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Makkum
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Hindeloopen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Giethoorn
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Den Bosch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Wageningen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Naarden
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Muiden
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
11
Purmerend
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
12
Edam
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
13
Volendam
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
14
Haarlem
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
15
Noordwijk
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
16
Schiphol
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Seattle

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Vlieland

Vlieland
Plan my Vlieland trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Seattle, USA to Vlieland is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in February, things will get little chillier in Vlieland: highs are around 42°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ameland.

Things to do in Vlieland

Fun & Games

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Ameland

Ameland ©
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to Vuurtoren Ameland, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natuurcentrum Ameland, then see the interesting displays at Stichting "Nobels Nostalgisch Museum", and finally get engrossed in the history at Cultuurhistorisch Museum Sorgdrager.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ameland trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vlieland to Ameland. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in February, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Ameland

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum ©
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
Abraham Fock ©
Abraham Fock
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager ©

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Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Janskerk. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Bibliotheek Terschelling, then see the interesting displays at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap, then enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris, and finally examine the collection at Wrakkenmuseum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Terschelling travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ameland to Terschelling by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Makkum.

Things to do in Terschelling

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vuurtoren Brandaris ©
Vuurtoren Brandaris
Bunkers Terschelling ©
Bunkers Terschelling
Wrakkenmuseum ©
Wrakkenmuseum

1
night
Makkum

Makkum ©
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), then see the interesting displays at Kazemattenmuseum, then make a trip to Bolsward Town Hall, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Proeflokaal Us Heit.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Makkum road trip planning site .

You can drive from Terschelling to Makkum in 3.5 hours. In February in Makkum, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hindeloopen.

Things to do in Makkum

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bolsward, Kazemattenmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Kazemattenmuseum ©
Kazemattenmuseum
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Us Heit Distillery ©
Us Heit Distillery

1
night
Hindeloopen

Hindeloopen ©
Hindeloopen is an old city on the North of the Netherlands on the IJsselmeer. On the 9th (Fri), choose your vessel at De haan watersport, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grote Kerk, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Hindeloopen.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hindeloopen trip builder tool .

Hindeloopen is just a short distance from Makkum. February in Hindeloopen sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Hindeloopen

Transportation Adventure Tours

Side Trip

De haan watersport
Highlights from your plan
Museum Hindeloopen ©
Museum Hindeloopen
Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen ©
Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen
De haan watersport ©
De haan watersport

4
nights
Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Get some historical perspective at Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal and Veenkoloniaal Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Prison Museum and Fries Scheepvaart Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Giethoorn side-trips: Kasteel Twickel (in Delden), D27 (in Borger) and Waanders In de Broeren (in Zwolle). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at D53, pause for some photo ops at Holten Canadian War Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lebuinuskerk.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Giethoorn visit app .

Traveling by car from Hindeloopen to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Darp, Lebuinuskerk, D27, Waanders In De Broeren, UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
Highlights from your plan
Holten Canadian War Cemetery ©
Holten Canadian War Cemetery
Veenkoloniaal Museum ©
Veenkoloniaal Museum

3
nights
Den Bosch

Den Bosch ©
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
National Monument Camp Vught and Muurhuizen will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rietveld Schröder House and De Pont. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Den Bosch: Tilburg (TextielMuseum & Natuurmuseum Brabant), PSV Museum (in Eindhoven) and Stichting Van Gogh Village Nuenen (in Nuenen). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of De Wonderlijke Klim, see the interesting displays at Breda's Begijnhof Museum, and stop by De Helmondse Markt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Den Bosch trip itinerary site .

Getting from Giethoorn to Den Bosch by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Den Bosch, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wageningen.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tilburg, Breda's Begijnhof Museum, PSV Museum, De Helmondse Markt, Muurhuizen
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ©
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
PSV Museum ©
PSV Museum
Van Gogh Village Nuenen ©
Van Gogh Village Nuenen

2
nights
Wageningen

Wageningen ©
Wageningen is a municipality and a historic town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Doesburgsche Mustard and Vinegar Factory, then see the interesting displays at Société Musée Lalique Pays Bas, then contemplate the long history of Huis Doorn, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle Amerongen. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery & Memorial, then examine the collection at Africa Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Doornenburg Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wageningen online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Den Bosch to Wageningen in an hour. February in Wageningen sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naarden.

Things to do in Wageningen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Doesburg, Groesbeek, Amerongen Castle, Afrika Museum, Kasteel Doornenburg
Highlights from your plan
Huis Doorn ©
Huis Doorn
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery ©
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
Amerongen Castle ©
Amerongen Castle

1
night
Naarden

Naarden ©
Naarden is a city and former municipality in the Gooi region in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Oude Haven, then hunt for treasures at Spakenburg Saturday Market, and then see the interesting displays at Castellum Hoge Woerd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of De Armen de Poth, get engrossed in the history at Mannenzaal van het St Pieters en Bloklands Gasthuis, and then see the interesting displays at Den Hartogh Ford Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naarden trip planner .

You can drive from Wageningen to Naarden in an hour. In February in Naarden, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Muiden.

Things to do in Naarden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Amersfoort, Castellum Hoge Woerd, Spakenburg Saturday Market
Highlights from your plan
Castellum Hoge Woerd ©
Castellum Hoge Woerd
Hofje de Armen de Poth ©
Hofje de Armen de Poth

1
night
Muiden

Muiden ©
Muiden is a city and former municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): experience rural life at De Groene Griffioen, take in nature's colorful creations at De Theetuin van Weesp op Bastion Bakkerschans uit 1674, then explore the ancient world of Rijksmonument Torenfort aan de Ossenmarkt uit 1861, then examine the collection at Weesper Automaten Kabinet, and finally admire the striking features of De Sint Laurenskerk van Weesp uit 1462.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Muiden planner .

Muiden is just a stone's throw from Naarden. In February, daytime highs in Muiden are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Purmerend.

Things to do in Muiden

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Weesp
Highlights from your plan
Weesper Automaten Kabinet ©
Weesper Automaten Kabinet
De Groene Griffioen ©
De Groene Griffioen

1
night
Purmerend

Purmerend ©
Purmerend is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 21st (Wed), explore the wide array of goods at Zeeman Purmerend Eggert, get to know the fascinating history of Koemarkt Purmerend uit 1645, take an in-depth tour of De Bonte Hen, make a trip to Verfmolen De Kat, then look for gifts at Zaanse Gedaan Cocoa Lab, and finally see the interesting displays at Molenmuseum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Purmerend tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Muiden to Purmerend in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Edam.

Things to do in Purmerend

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zaandam, Molenmuseum
Highlights from your plan
De Bonte Hen ©
De Bonte Hen
Molenmuseum ©
Molenmuseum
Zaans Gedaan CacaoLab ©
Zaans Gedaan CacaoLab

1
night
Edam

Edam ©
Edam is a city in the northwest Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534, make a trip to Oosterkerk, pause for some serene contemplation at Stichting Koepelkerk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk or Sint Nicolaaskerk, then get engrossed in the history at Edams Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Speeltoren.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edam tour planner .

Edam is very close to Purmerend. In February, daytime highs in Edam are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Volendam.

Things to do in Edam

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hoorn
Highlights from your plan
Edams Museum ©
Edams Museum
Grote Kerk ©
Grote Kerk
Koepelkerk ©
Koepelkerk

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Volendam

Volendam ©
On the 23rd (Fri), look for gifts at Irene Hoeve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Nicolaaskerk uit 1628, then take in the pleasant sights at Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle Groeneveld. On your second day here, stroll through Snouck Van Loosen park, see the interesting displays at Bakery Museum The Old Bakery, and then explore the historical opulence of Radboud Castle.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Volendam planning website .

Volendam is just a short distance from Edam. In February, daily temperatures in Volendam can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Volendam

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Medemblik, Kasteel Groeneveld, Wester-Amstel, Snouck Van Loosen park, Sint Nicolaaskerk uit 1628
Highlights from your plan
Kasteel Groeneveld ©
Kasteel Groeneveld
De Oude Bakkerij ©
De Oude Bakkerij
Castle Radboud ©
Castle Radboud

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Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grote Markt and Cathedral of St Bavo, Haarlem. Get some cultural insight at Molen De Adriaan (1779) and Het Dolhuys. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haarlem: Beach Wassenaarseslag (in Wassenaar), Het Keringhuis (in Hoek van Holland) and Skyview De Pier (in Scheveningen). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Martin's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Ruins of Castle Brederode, admire the masterpieces at De Cruquius, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Walloon Church Haarlem.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Haarlem online day trip planner .

Getting from Volendam to Haarlem by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noordwijk.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Slot Zeist, Cruquius Pump Museum, Het Keringhuis, De Bazaar Beverwijk, Skyview De Pier
Highlights from your plan
Cruquius Pump Museum ©
Cruquius Pump Museum
Ruins of Castle Brederode ©
Ruins of Castle Brederode
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk ©
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk

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Noordwijk

Noordwijk ©
Get some cultural insight at Old Church and Maritime Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Ethnology and Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof. Explore Noordwijk's surroundings by going to The Prison Museum (in The Hague), Delft (Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw, Vermeer Centrum Delft, & more) and Rotterdam (Kunsthal, Witte Huis, & more).

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noordwijk trip planner .

Getting from Haarlem to Noordwijk by car takes about an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Noordwijk can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Schiphol.

Things to do in Noordwijk

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam, Leiden, Prison Gate Museum, Sint Janskerk
Highlights from your plan
Vermeer Centrum Delft ©
Vermeer Centrum Delft
Museum Volkenkunde ©
Museum Volkenkunde
Sint Janskerk ©
Sint Janskerk

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Schiphol

Schiphol ©
On the 4th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Art Deco Watertoren van Aalsmeer uit 1928, then explore the activities along Westeinderplassen, then experience rural life at Speelboerderij Elsenhove, and finally stroll the grounds of Beth Haim.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Schiphol journey planner.

Schiphol is just a stone's throw from Noordwijk. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Schiphol

Wildlife Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Amstelveen, Aalsmeer, Molenmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Westeinderplassen ©
Westeinderplassen
Molenmuseum ©
Molenmuseum
Cimitero Ebraico Beth Haim ©
Cimitero Ebraico Beth Haim

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