48 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

48 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands sightseeing planner

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Amsterdam
— 13 nights
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Haarlem
— 4 nights
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Leiden
— 4 nights
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The Hague
— 4 nights
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Delft
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam
— 3 nights
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Utrecht
— 3 nights
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Eindhoven
— 3 nights
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Maastricht
— 3 nights
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Ootmarsum
— 3 nights
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Giethoorn
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam

— 13 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Muiderslot, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, Prinsengracht, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel in Texel, approximately Texel away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Jordaan, admire the landmark architecture of IJdock, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in June; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Haarlem

— 4 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Keukenhof, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee and Molen De Adriaan Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grote Markt and Frans Hals Museum. You'll explore and learn at Teylers Museum and The Corrie ten Boom House. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), admire the landmark architecture of Vleeshal, and make a trip to Hofje Van Staats.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Haarlem trip app.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In July in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Haarlem

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Leiden

— 4 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Observatory Leiden, Hortus botanicus Leiden, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rijksmonument Jean Pesijnhofje Leiden and Pieterskerk Leiden. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) and CORPUS 'journey through the human body'. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum Volkenkunde.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Leiden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Leiden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to The Hague.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

The Hague

— 4 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Landgoed Ockenburgh, De Pier Scheveningen, Skyview De Pier, and other attractions. Visit Nieuwe Kerk and Heilige Jacobus de Meerdere Church for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Louwman Museum The Hague. There's still lots to do: stroll around Landgoed Clingendael, steep yourself in history at Museum Meermanno, and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the The Hague visit site.

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Leiden. In July, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Delft on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in The Hague

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Delft

— 3 nights
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes PAAUW the delft blue factory, Science Centre Delft and TU Botanical Garden. Old Church and Nieuwe Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Museum Prinsenhof Delft are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stop by The Blue Tulip, make a trip to Markt, admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, and get outside with Race Planet Delft.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Delft route planner.

Delft is very close to The Hague. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Delft

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Childrens Museums

Rotterdam

— 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
You've added Euromast, Het Park, Maritime Museum Rotterdam, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Kijk-Kubus and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Markthal, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, admire the landmark architecture of Erasmus Bridge, and get to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip itinerary planning website.

Rotterdam is very close to Delft. In July in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Utrecht

— 3 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nationaal Park Veluwezoom as well as Kasteel de Haar. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like De Zeven Steegjes van Utrecht and Pandhof Domkerk. Let the collections at DOMunder and Kruideniers Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum Speelklok, enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower, and see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Utrecht trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Utrecht sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dierenrijk, Designer Outlet Roermond and DAF Museum. Get some cultural insight at St. Catharinakerk and Natuurmuseum Brabant. Appreciate the collections at Textile Museum and Van Abbemuseum. It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of De Blob.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Utrecht to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Maastricht.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bonnefanten Museum, Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum), Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Boekhandel Dominicanen and Fort Sint Pieter. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of St. Servatius and Helpoort. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdwacht.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht road trip app.

Drive from Eindhoven to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Ootmarsum.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Ootmarsum

— 3 nights
Ootmarsum is a town in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Hot Marks Glasblazerij & De Duizendpoot and Atelier- galerie Annemiek Punt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle and gardens Twickel and Old Blasius. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Het Drostenhuis, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ton Schulten, get engrossed in the history at Museum Ootmarsum, Marius van Dokkum, and explore the engaging exhibits at The Educatorium.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ootmarsum route planning tool.

You can drive from Maastricht to Ootmarsum in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Giethoorn on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Ootmarsum

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Giethoorn

— 3 nights
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. You've now added De Wieden to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) and Afsluitdijk. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at De Orchideeen Hoeve.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Giethoorn trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ootmarsum to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Giethoorn can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.