35 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

35 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Texel
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Taxi to Den Oever, Busstation, Bus to Leeuwarden, Train to Groningen
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Groningen
— 5 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam
— 11 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 4 nights
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Maastricht
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Texel

— 5 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Ecomare and Marinemuseum. Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers and Eiland Galerij will appeal to museum buffs. When in Texel, make a side trip to see Redding museum, Den Helder in Den Helder, approximately Den Helder away.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Texel trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Texel is an approximately 17-hour car ride. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Texel to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Groningen

— 5 nights
Bring the kids along to Groninger Museum and Fries Museum. Amelander Musea and Apple Museum Nederland will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Groningen: Franeker (Eise Eisinga Planetarium & Franeker City Hall), Drouwenerzand Attractiepark (in Drouwen) and Buren (Landbouw-Juttersmuseum Swartwoude & Museum Buren en Oranje).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Groningen road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train from Texel to Groningen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August in Groningen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 4 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Paleis Het Loo and Walibi Holland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kroller-Muller Museum and Toy Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Apeldoorn: Glider Collection Wolfheze (in Wolfheze), Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549 (in Zutphen) and Klompenmuseum (in Enter). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Apenheul, and meet the residents at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Apeldoorn trip maker website.

You can drive from Groningen to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Apeldoorn, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)), Edams Museum (in Edam) and Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Nieuwe Kerk). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, examine the collection at Micropia, get curious at Body Worlds, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 4 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Museum-lovers will get to explore World Heritage Kinderdijk and Geniemuseum. Step off the beaten path and head to Efteling and Liberation Museum Zeeland. Explore Kaatsheuvel's surroundings by going to De Kerkhovense Molen (in Oisterwijk), Alpaca farm River Forelands (in Wamel) and DePetrus (in Vught). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oostkapelle Beach, get to know the fascinating history of de Graanbeurs Middelburg-Podio del Mondo per l'arte, and try out the rides at Safaripark Beekse Bergen.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kaatsheuvel tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vrijthof and PSV Museum. Boekhandel Dominicanen and Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Nuenen (Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld & Van Gogh Village Nuenen), HomeComputerMuseum (in Helmond) and St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, get engrossed in the history at Rijtuigenmuseum Valkenswaard, snap pictures at Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, and examine the collection at Museum Techniek met 'n Ziel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maastricht online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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.