45 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

45 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Leeuwarden
— 5 nights
2
Maastricht
— 7 nights
3
Middelburg
— 6 nights
4
Kaatsheuvel
— 6 nights
5
Amsterdam
— 20 nights

5
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Kids will appreciate attractions like Eise Eisinga Planetarium and Kabouterland. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: Sneek (Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 & Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613), IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum) and Franeker City Hall (in Franeker). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, steep yourself in history at D20, see the interesting displays at Redding museum, Den Helder, and head outdoors with Tt Circuit Assen.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leeuwarden road trip app.

Amsterdam to Leeuwarden is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. July in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Franeker, Den Helder, Assen, Sneek, Drouwen
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Drouwenerzand Attractiepark ©
Drouwenerzand Attractiepark

7
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Attractions like Attractiepark Toverland and Speelpark de Splinter make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: Venlo (Museum van wasrol tot DVD, St. Martinuskerk, &more), German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn (in Ysselsteyn) and Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld (in Nuenen). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cesart, contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, and Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Maastricht trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Leeuwarden to Maastricht takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Middelburg.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Roermond, Venlo, Kerkrade, Sint Annamolen Keent, Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud
Highlights from your plan
GaiaZOO ©
GaiaZOO
Attractiepark Toverland ©
Attractiepark Toverland
Speelpark de Splinter ©
Speelpark de Splinter

6
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bizarium and Badstrand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Middelburg: Ouddorp (Natural High & De Mekkerstee), Juust Wa'k Wou (in Schoondijke) and Korenmolen De Hoop (in Hellevoetsluis). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Oostkapelle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrouwenpolder Beach, explore the historical opulence of Westhove Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve de Manteling.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Middelburg trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Middelburg

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vlissingen, Oostkapelle, Ouddorp, Halsteren, Veere
Highlights from your plan
Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Badstrand ©
Badstrand
De Mekkerstee ©
De Mekkerstee

6
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Kids will appreciate attractions like Efteling and Kampina. Get out of town with these interesting Kaatsheuvel side-trips: Kinderboerderij De Elzenhoek (in Oss), Cenakel kerk (in Heilig Landstichting) and Alpaca farm River Forelands (in Wamel). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Safaripark Beekse Bergen, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, don't miss a visit to Den Overkaent, and walk around Streekcentrum Ooievaarsdorp Het Liesvelt.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel trip maker tool.

Drive from Middelburg to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Middelburg in August, expect nights in Kaatsheuvel to be little chillier, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Breda, Tilburg, Dordrecht, Kinderboerderij De Elzenhoek, De Kerkhovense Molen
Highlights from your plan
Efteling
Efteling
Alpaca farm River Forelands ©
Alpaca farm River Forelands
Safaripark Beekse Bergen ©
Safaripark Beekse Bergen

20
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Scheveningen (museum Beelden aan Zee, Skyview De Pier, &more), The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), Lange Voorhout, &more) and Sprookjeswonderland (in Enkhuizen). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Delft, The Hague, Edam, Rotterdam
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Sea Life Scheveningen ©
Sea Life Scheveningen

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