57 days in Holland Itinerary

57 days in Holland Itinerary

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57 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Groningen
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Arnhem
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kaatsheuvel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Middelburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Maastricht
— 9 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dublin

15
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
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: De Candelaer (in Delft), The Hague (Het Plein, Humanity House, & more) and Haarlem (Vleeshal, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague, Mondial Museum, De Candelaer, Huygens' Hofwijck
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

11
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Groningen: Beeldenpark de Havixhorst (in Meppel), Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker) and De Drentse Koe (in Ruinerwold). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard, see the interesting displays at De Wachter, and have some family-friendly fun at Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Groningen route maker website .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Groningen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Groningen sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, Emmen, Appingedam, Sneek, Noordwolde
Highlights from your plan
Galerie MooiMan ©
Galerie MooiMan
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea

9
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Venture out of the city with trips to AMM (Amerikaans Motor Museum) (in Raalte), Zwembad De Schaeck (in Twello) and Zwolle (VR Experience Zwolle & Room Escape Games). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park, have some family-friendly fun at Yellow Wings Flight Simulator, see the interesting displays at Klompenmuseum, and take an in-depth tour of National Hideout Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arnhem sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Groningen to Arnhem in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Arnhem sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Arnhem

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nijmegen, Groesbeek, Zwolle, Broederenkerk, Uitkijktoren Hulzenberg
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Wings Flight Simulator ©
Yellow Wings Flight Simulator
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

4
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Venture out of the city with trips to Patisserie de rouw (in Vught), Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld (in Nuenen) and Oisterwijk (Gallery van Dun - Contemporary Art & De Kerkhovense Molen). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, get in on the family fun at Efteling, get your game on at VR World, and identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel holiday site .

Drive from Arnhem to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Middelburg.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oisterwijk, Breda, Guy Gibson Memorial, Patisserie de rouw, Escape Room Fort de Hel
Highlights from your plan
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling

8
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Middelburg: Galerie Het Oude Raadhuis (in Burgh-Haamstede), Zierikzee (Sint-Lievensmonstertoren, Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee, & more) and De Onderneming (in Wissenkerke). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bizarium, experience the excitement of Escape Room The Cube, take in nature's colorful creations at Theetuin De Mol, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vrouwenpolder Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Middelburg online travel route planner .

Drive from Kaatsheuvel to Middelburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kaatsheuvel in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Middelburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Middelburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zierikzee, Dreischor, Sluis, Hellevoetsluis, Veere
Highlights from your plan
Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach
Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden ©
Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden

9
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: Roermond (St. Christoffelkathedraal, National Park de Meinweg, & more), Thorn (Museum Abdijkerk Thorn & St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church)) and Swalmen (Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud & Euro Indoorkarting Swalmen). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, make a trip to St. Martinuskerk, and see the interesting displays at Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Maastricht attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Middelburg to Maastricht in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Middelburg in December, Maastricht is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Roermond, Venlo, Margraten, Weert, Thorn
Highlights from your plan
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Sint Annamolen Keent ©
Sint Annamolen Keent

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