41 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

41 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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41 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Eindhoven
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Maastricht
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Zwolle
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Groningen
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Amsterdam
— 11 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eindhoven: Overloon War Cemetery (in Overloon), Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Historische Kilometer (in Breda). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, stroll around National Park De Biesbosch, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

Before you visit Eindhoven, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Eindhoven is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, Eindhoven is cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Maastricht.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bergen op Zoom, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Golfbaan Het Woold, Overloon War Cemetery, Speeltuin De Blije Dries
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling

7
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud (in Swalmen), Roermond (Het oude Kerkhof Roermond, Speeltuin Kitskensberg, &more) and St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Beeldentuin Maastricht, look for all kinds of wild species at Brunssummerheide, and experience rural life at Streekboerderij Daniken.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maastricht trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Eindhoven to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zwolle.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Roermond, Cadier en Keer, Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg, Rodelbaan
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Beeldentuin Maastricht ©
Beeldentuin Maastricht
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Cesart ©
Cesart

7
nights
Zwolle

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Explore Zwolle's surroundings by going to IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum), Zutphen (Drogenapstoren & Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549) and Sneek (Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 & Weduwe Joustra). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park, hike along Natuurgebied Beekvliet, delve into the lush surroundings at Het Reestdal, and play a few rounds at Golfclub Driene.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zwolle vacation planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Zwolle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Groningen.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zutphen, Sneek, Deventer, Kasteel Warmelo, Golfclub Driene
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IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

8
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Get out of town with these interesting Groningen side-trips: Emmakade Antiek (in Leeuwarden), Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen) and National Park De Alde Faenen (in Warten). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, identify plant and animal life at National park Dwingelderveld, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Tours, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Lauwersmeer.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Groningen trip site .

Traveling by train from Zwolle to Groningen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Appingedam, Klooster-wandeling Aduard, The Wadden Sea, Emmakade Antiek, Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
National Park De Alde Faenen ©
National Park De Alde Faenen
The Bare Feet Trail ©
The Bare Feet Trail

11
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker site .

Getting from Groningen to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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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