36 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

36 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

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Amsterdam
— 12 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 6 nights
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Enschede
— 5 nights
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Arnhem
— 5 nights
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Sluis
— 1 night
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Kaatsheuvel
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam

— 12 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 Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Vijfhuizer Molen, &more), Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm (in Zaandam) and The Hague (Japanese Garden, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 6 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Get out of town with these interesting Leeuwarden side-trips: Groningen (Hoofdstation Groningen, Familiedistilleerderij Hooghoudt, &more), Appingedam (Nicolaikerk Appingedam & Winkel Centrum) and Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard, examine the collection at It Fiskershuske, and browse for treasures at Emmakade Antiek.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Leeuwarden travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Leeuwarden, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Enschede.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Enschede

— 5 nights
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: Klompenmuseum (in Enter), Pelmolen (in Rijssen) and Pleisterplaats De Barkel (in Wierden). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Grolsch Brewery Tour, see the interesting displays at Huis Singraven, have fun and explore at The Educatorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Het Hulsbeek.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Enschede trip itinerary website.

Drive from Leeuwarden to Enschede in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Enschede can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 5 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Get out of town with these interesting Arnhem side-trips: Klimbos Ermelo (in Ermelo), Eindhoven (Philips Stadion, DAF Museum, &more) and Toy Gallery (in Brummen). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Het Verscholen Dorp, admire the natural beauty at Ampies Berg, and learn about all things military at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arnhem trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Enschede to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sluis

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg, take an in-depth tour of Museum Het Belfort, then see the interesting displays at Bizarium, and finally look for gifts at Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sluis trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Arnhem to Sluis in 3 hours. December in Sluis sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kaatsheuvel

— 5 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaatsheuvel: Museum Slager (in Den Bosch), Kasteel Nemerlaer (in Haaren) and Patisserie de rouw (in Vught). Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Schrobbeler, examine the collection at Miniaturenmuseum Breda, contemplate the long history of Heusden Fortress, and admire the landmark architecture of Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel road trip tool.

You can drive from Sluis to Kaatsheuvel in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.