33 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

33 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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33 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leeuwarden
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Eindhoven
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sluis
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

11
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
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 Keukenhof (in Lisse), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis), & more) and Delft (De Candelaer, Old Church, & more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Haarlem, Delft, The Hague, Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

8
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Klooster-wandeling Aduard (in Aduard), Galerie Terbeek (in Beetsterzwaag) and Groningen (Galerie MooiMan & Battlefield Tours). The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, trek along The Bare Feet Trail, see the interesting displays at De Wachter, and stroll through Het Reestdal.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Leeuwarden sightseeing planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Groningen, Sneek, Galerie Terbeek, National Park De Alde Faenen, National park Dwingelderveld
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to VALKENSWAARD WAR CEMETERY (in Valkenswaard), St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn) and Netherlands American Cemetery (in Margraten). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, get outside with Board Academy, let little ones run wild at Speeltuin De Blije Dries, and identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Eindhoven online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Leeuwarden to Eindhoven takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Eindhoven, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nijmegen, Board Academy, Euro Indoorkarting Swalmen, Stellingmolen De Nijverheid, Airborne Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

4
nights
Sluis

Sluis ©
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Get out of town with these interesting Sluis side-trips: Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden (in Westenschouwen), Delta Works (in Vrouwenpolder) and Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee (in Zierikzee). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Bizarium, look for gifts at Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren, trek along Wandelroute Mier, and stroll through Vrouwenpolder Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Sluis road trip planner .

You can drive from Eindhoven to Sluis in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sluis are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Sluis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wandelroute Mier, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Town Hall, Vrouwenpolder Beach, Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Nature Reserve de Manteling ©
Nature Reserve de Manteling
Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach

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