42 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

42 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Wellington
Fly + Drive:  33 h
1
Eindhoven
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Maastricht
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Middelburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Amsterdam
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Groningen
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Enschede
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Wellington

5
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: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), Historische Kilometer (in Breda) and Nijmegen (Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen & De Waagh). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, kick back and relax at Blauwe Meertje, play a few rounds at Golfbaan Het Woold, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Eindhoven trip builder app.

Wellington, New Zealand to Eindhoven is an approximately 33- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. While traveling from Wellington, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Eindhoven, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Maastricht.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

Weert, Nijmegen, Golfclub Dorpswaard, Efteling, Alpaca farm River Forelands
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling
Efteling
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

6
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roermond (National Park de Meinweg, Speeltuin Kitskensberg, &more), St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn) and GaiaZOO (in Kerkrade). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, and don't miss a visit to Vrijthof.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht trip site.

Take a bus from Eindhoven to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Middelburg.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Roermond, Cadier en Keer, St. Benedictusberg Abbey, Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament
Highlights from your plan
Beeldentuin Maastricht ©
Beeldentuin Maastricht
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof

5
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Middelburg: AMS Bernisse (in Hellevoetsluis), Strand Rockanje (in Rockanje) and Boswachterij Westerschouwen (in Westenschouwen). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bizarium, trek along Wandelroute Mier, admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall, and kick back and relax at Beware Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Middelburg online itinerary builder.

Getting from Maastricht to Middelburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Maastricht in July, expect nights in Middelburg to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Middelburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grote Markt, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Strand Rockanje, Beware Beach, Wandelroute Mier
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Badstrand ©
Badstrand

9
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 & Stadhuis Haarlem) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Middelburg in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Get out of town with these interesting Groningen side-trips: The Bare Feet Trail (in Opende), Assen (TT Races & Tt Circuit Assen) and Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Havelte).

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Groningen online trip maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Groningen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Groningen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Enschede.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sneek, Assen, The Bare Feet Trail, National Park Drentsche Aa, Eise Eisinga Planetarium
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

7
nights
Enschede

Enschede
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieren (Museumstation Beekbergen & Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh), Natuurgebied Beekvliet (in Borculo) and Klompenmuseum (in Enter). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Grolsch Brewery Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pleisterplaats De Barkel, play a few rounds at Golfclub Driene, and delve into the lush surroundings at Het Reestdal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Enschede tour planning app.

Drive from Groningen to Enschede in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Enschede are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lieren, Winterswijk, Pleisterplaats De Barkel, Nationaal Park De Sallandse Heuvelrug, Natuurgebied Beekvliet
Highlights from your plan
Natuurgebied Beekvliet
Natuurgebied Beekvliet
Grolsch Brewery Tour ©
Grolsch Brewery Tour
Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh ©
Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh

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