44 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

44 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands travel planner

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Amsterdam
— 17 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 7 nights
Drive
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Arnhem
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 7 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam

— 17 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Vredespaleis, Sea Life Scheveningen, &more), Haarlem (Molen De Adriaan Museum, Jopen Tap Room, &more) and Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Maria van Jessekerk, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, walk around Vondelpark, and stop by The Jordaan.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

Akrotiri, Greece to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Akrotiri to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Akrotiri in August, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 7 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeuwarden: Klooster-wandeling Aduard (in Aduard), Winkel Centrum (in Appingedam) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, trek along Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion), get a sense of history and politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, and examine the collection at Redding museum, Den Helder.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden day trip website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Leeuwarden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arnhem: Eindhoven (Temple des Augustins, Bottle Distillery, &more), Nationaal Park Veluwezoom (in Rheden) and Otterlo (Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand & Kroller-Muller Museum). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Alpaca farm River Forelands, explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at National Hideout Museum, and admire the masterpieces at 't Veluws Zandsculpturenfestijn.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Arnhem trip planning tool.

Drive from Leeuwarden to Arnhem in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maastricht: De Weltermolen (in Heerlen), Roermond (Het oude Kerkhof Roermond, Playground Kitskensberg, &more) and Barefoot Park Brunssum (in Brunssum). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, let the kids burn off some steam at Playing Ground Fort Willem, take in nature's colorful creations at Beeldentuin Maastricht, and stroll through Speeltuin Mart Roeffen.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Maastricht trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Arnhem to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 6 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: Veere (De Koe & Vrouwenpolder Beach), Bergen op Zoom (Het Markiezenhof, Grote Markt, &more) and Westhove Castle (in Oostkapelle). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. The adventure continues: walk around National Park De Biesbosch, head outdoors with Rat Verleghstadion, sample the tasty concoctions at KraftBier, and don't miss a visit to Ginnekenmarkt.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kaatsheuvel trip itinerary app.

Drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kaatsheuvel, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · 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.