43 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

43 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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43 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Drive:  2​h
1
Amsterdam
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Middelburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Maastricht
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kaatsheuvel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Arnhem
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Groningen
— 8 nights
End: Groningen

9
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), & more), Delft (Old Church & Museum De Beurs van Londen) and Haarlem (De Vishal, Grote Markt, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

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Groningen to Amsterdam is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Middelburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Get out of town with these interesting Middelburg side-trips: Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden (in Westenschouwen), Galerie Het Oude Raadhuis (in Burgh-Haamstede) and Brusea (in Bruinisse). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bizarium, admire the striking features of Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee, learn about all things military at Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, and take in nature's colorful creations at Theetuin De Mol.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Middelburg trip app .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Middelburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Middelburg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Middelburg

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellevoetsluis, Zierikzee, Veere, Burgh-Haamstede, Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach
Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden ©
Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden

7
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maastricht: Roermond (Synagoge, Pierre Cuypers Statue, & more), Escape Centrum Limburg & VR Experience Sittard (in Sittard) and Swalmen (Euro Indoorkarting Swalmen & Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, make a trip to Sint Annamolen Keent, look for gifts at La casa del Habano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maastricht trip planner .

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Middelburg in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Maastricht. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Roermond, Venlo, Weert, Swalmen, Margraten
Highlights from your plan
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Sint Annamolen Keent ©
Sint Annamolen Keent

4
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
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: Vught (Geniemuseum & DePetrus), Breda (Miniaturenmuseum Breda & VR World) and De Kerkhovense Molen (in Oisterwijk). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, explore the striking landscape of National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen, appreciate the history behind Guy Gibson Memorial, and have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Fort de Hel.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kaatsheuvel trip planner .

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vught, Oisterwijk, Breda, National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Molen De Arend
Highlights from your plan
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling

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: Broederenkerk (in Deventer), Zwembad De Schaeck (in Twello) and Yellow Wings Flight Simulator (in Teuge). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Huis Verwolde, have some family-friendly fun at Riverside, and pause for some photo ops at Stellingmolen De Nijverheid.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arnhem day trip planning app .

Drive from Kaatsheuvel to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Arnhem

Fun & Games Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zutphen, Lieren, Zwolle, Kasteel Warmelo, Zwembad De Schaeck
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Wings Flight Simulator ©
Yellow Wings Flight Simulator
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

8
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo (in Paasloo), Museumhuis Rams Woerthe (in Steenwijk) and Molen Windlust (in Noordwolde). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate, examine the collection at De Wachter, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Weduwe Joustra.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Groningen trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Groningen takes 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, Sneek, Klooster-wandeling Aduard, 'De Sukerei' Museum, Molen Windlust
Highlights from your plan
Atelier Beeldentuin Witharen ©
Atelier Beeldentuin Witharen
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea

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