38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Drive:  2​h
1
Middelburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Roermond
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Arnhem
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Leeuwarden
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam
— 10 nights
End: Amsterdam

7
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Explore Middelburg's surroundings by going to Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk), Bizarium (in Sluis) and Guy Gibson Memorial (in Steenbergen). There's much more to do: get your game on at Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara, enjoy the sand and surf at Vrouwenpolder Beach, and see the interesting displays at Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Middelburg itinerary planner.

Amsterdam to Middelburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In December, daytime highs in Middelburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Roermond.

Things to do in Middelburg

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Veere, Zierikzee, Domburg, Guy Gibson Memorial, Watersnoodmuseum
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach
Polderevents ©
Polderevents

6
nights
Roermond

Roermond ©
Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. Venture out of the city with trips to Oisterwijk (Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen & Gallery van Dun - Contemporary Art), Nuenen (Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld & Salon Nune Ville) and EDAH Museum Helmond (in Helmond). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, take in the views from Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and stop by La casa del Habano.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roermond vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Roermond takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Roermond when traveling from Middelburg in January, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Roermond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht, Oisterwijk, Thorn, Swalmen, Nuenen
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Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld ©
Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld
Salon Nune Ville ©
Salon Nune Ville

7
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arnhem: Eindhoven (Area 51 & Bottle Distillery), Molen"Bokkers Molle" (in Olst) and Room Escape Games (in Zwolle). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park, examine the collection at Museumstation Beekbergen, admire the landmark architecture of Huis Verwolde, and have some family-friendly fun at Yellow Wings Flight Simulator.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arnhem trip planning app .

Getting from Roermond to Arnhem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Groesbeek, Eindhoven, Renkumse Molen, Klompenmuseum, Engelse Schans
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

7
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), Groningen (Galerie MooiMan & Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnen) and Galerie Terbeek (in Beetsterzwaag). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, get your game on at Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo, sample the fine beverages at Weduwe Joustra, and examine the collection at De Wachter.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Leeuwarden tour itinerary maker site .

Drive from Arnhem to Leeuwarden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sneek, Groningen, Galerie Terbeek, St. Michaelskerk, Hunebed D43
Highlights from your plan
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

10
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 Haarlem (Grote Markt, Frans Hals Museum, & more) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday site .

You can drive from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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