43 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

43 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands sightseeing planner

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Amsterdam
— 10 nights
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Groningen
— 8 nights
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Arnhem
— 7 nights
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Valkenburg
— 5 nights
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Middelburg
— 7 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Haarlem (Grote Markt, Vleeshal, &more) and Zeekantje (in Scheveningen). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online holiday planner.

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Groningen

— 8 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo (in Paasloo), Sneek (Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 & Weduwe Joustra) and Atelier Beeldentuin Witharen (in Witharen).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Groningen travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Groningen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 7 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Molen"Bokkers Molle" (in Olst), Klompenmuseum (in Enter) and Yellow Wings Flight Simulator (in Teuge). There's still lots to do: get your game on at VR Experience Zwolle, enjoy some diversion at Zwembad De Schaeck, don't miss a visit to Wijchense Molen, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arnhem itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Arnhem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Valkenburg.

Things to do in Arnhem

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Valkenburg

— 5 nights
Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valkenburg: St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn), Escape Centrum Limburg & VR Experience Sittard (in Sittard) and Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum (in Nederweert-Eind). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St. Martinuskerk, get to know the fascinating history of Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and learn about winemaking at Wijngaard Apostelhoeve.

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Drive from Arnhem to Valkenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Valkenburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Middelburg.

Things to do in Valkenburg

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Middelburg

— 7 nights
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: Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden (in Westenschouwen), Galerie Het Oude Raadhuis (in Burgh-Haamstede) and De Onderneming (in Wissenkerke). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bizarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667, take an in-depth tour of Municipal Museum of Goeree-Overflakkee, and catch some excitement at Escape Room The Cube.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Middelburg trip builder website.

Getting from Valkenburg to Middelburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valkenburg in January, Middelburg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Middelburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 5 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Miniaturenmuseum Breda (in Breda), Oisterwijk (Gallery van Dun - Contemporary Art & De Kerkhovense Molen) and Vught (Geniemuseum & DePetrus). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Efteling, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, pause for some photo ops at Guy Gibson Memorial, and look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kaatsheuvel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Middelburg in January since evenings lows in Kaatsheuvel dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

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.