47 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

47 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands route planner

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Groningen
— 7 nights
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Enschede
— 6 nights
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Maastricht
— 7 nights
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Eindhoven
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam
— 20 nights

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Groningen

— 7 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Groningen: 'De Sukerei' Museum (in Damwald), The Bare Feet Trail (in Opende) and Deforelpoel (in Kollumerzwaag).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Groningen online itinerary planner.

Amsterdam to Groningen is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. February in Groningen sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Enschede.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Enschede

— 6 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Enschede: Deventer (Rijsterborgherpark & De Brink), Klompenmuseum (in Enter) and Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549 (in Zutphen). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grolsch Brewery Tour, see some colorful creatures with Diveworld, play a few rounds at Multi-activiteitencentrum Pitch&Putt Bussloo, and identify plant and animal life at Het Lutterzand.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Enschede online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Groningen to Enschede in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Enschede, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Enschede

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: Duiklocatie Boschmolenplas (in Heel), St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn) and Maas Binnenvaart Museum (in Maasbracht). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at National Park de Meinweg. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Lambert Smeets, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, and don't miss a visit to Boekhandel Dominicanen.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht vacation planner.

Drive from Enschede to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 6 nights

City of Lights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek), Golfclub Dorpswaard (in Kerkdriel) and Breda (Reptile House De Aarde Breda, Miniaturenmuseum Breda, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, examine the collection at Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catharinakerk, and learn about all things military at Geniemuseum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Eindhoven trip site.

Drive from Maastricht to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Eindhoven, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 20 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 Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Old Zandvliet Farm (in Lisse), Dom Tower (in Utrecht) and Haarlem (Teylers Museum, The Corrie ten Boom House, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stop by The Jordaan, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker site.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.