56 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

56 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands Trip Planner

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Arnhem
— 19 nights
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Valkenburg
— 19 nights
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Amsterdam
— 17 nights

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Arnhem

— 19 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Arnhem side-trips: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), Apeldoorn (Apenheul, Paleis Het Loo, &more) and Koetshuysch Kaas Wageningen (in Wageningen). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Veluwezoom. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, make a trip to De Brink, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kasteeltuinen Arcen.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arnhem trip planning site.

Amsterdam to Arnhem is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Valkenburg.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Valkenburg

— 19 nights
Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm.
Explore Valkenburg's surroundings by going to Drielandenpunt (in Vaals), Attractiepark Toverland (in Sevenum) and National Park de Meinweg (in Herkenbosch). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at National Park De Groote Peel. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, get to know the resident critters at GaiaZOO, walk around Het Frontenpark, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Eijsden.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Valkenburg online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Valkenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Valkenburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Valkenburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Delft (Nieuwe Kerk, Markt, &more), The Hague (Madurodam, Panorama Mesdag, &more) and Euromast (in Rotterdam). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planning website.

Getting from Valkenburg to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.