42 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

42 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands route maker

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Amsterdam
— 11 nights
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Eindhoven
— 14 nights
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Tilburg
— 1 day
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Rotterdam
— 1 day
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Gouda
— 1 day
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Utrecht
— 1 night
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Eindhoven
— 10 nights
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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Amsterdam to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Eindhoven

— 14 nights

City of Lights

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.
Explore Eindhoven's surroundings by going to Parkstad Limburg Stadion (in Kerkrade), Landgraaf (Mondo Verde & Snow World Landgraaf) and Het Industrieel Atrium (in Helmond). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alfa Bier, admire the striking features of Eiffelgebouw, get a new perspective on nature at de Bastei, and don't miss a visit to Nijmegen.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Tilburg.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tilburg

— 1 day
The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Textile Museum, then examine the collection at Museum De pont, and then get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tilburg online itinerary planner.

Tilburg is just a short distance from Eindhoven. In January, daytime highs in Tilburg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Tilburg

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Rotterdam

— 1 day

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam holiday maker site.

You can drive from Tilburg to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gouda.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Gouda

— 1 day
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, don't miss a visit to Molenviergang Zevenhuizen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Janskerk, then ponder the world of politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Markt..

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gouda day trip planner.

Gouda is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Gouda

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Utrecht

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then brush up on your military savvy at National Military Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Amersfoort Zoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Koppelpoort. On the next day, have fun and explore at Museum Speelklok, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, then take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, then examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De 15de eeuwse Pieterskerk van Breukelen.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Utrecht trip maker.

You can drive from Gouda to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 10 nights

City of Lights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: Valkenburg (MergelRijk, Coalmine Valkenburg, &more), Den Bosch (Het Bossche Broek & St. John's Cathedral) and Maastricht (Basilica of St. Servatius, Boekhandel Dominicanen, &more). Enjoy Eindhoven some more: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadsbrouwerij Eindhoven, learn about all things military at War Museum Eyewitness, and see the interesting displays at PSV Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Eindhoven trip website.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.