57 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

57 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  27 h
1
Maastricht
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kaatsheuvel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Arnhem
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Amsterdam
— 37 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Boekhandel Dominicanen and Netherlands American Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Galerie MOA and Voorstad St. Jacob. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maastricht: Thorn (Museum Abdijkerk Thorn & Loretokapel), Golfbaan Het Woold (in Asten) and Weert (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Blauwe Meertje). The adventure continues: Head underground at Maastricht Underground, take a peaceful walk through Strabrechtse Heide, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Servatius, and putt your heart out at Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Maastricht is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Maastricht due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Maastricht reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Roermond, Thorn, Weert, Golfbaan Het Woold, Strabrechtse Heide
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

5
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like World Heritage Kinderdijk and St. John's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Efteling and Natuurgebied De Moerputten. Get out of town with these interesting Kaatsheuvel side-trips: National Park De Biesbosch (in Drimmelen), Park Merwestein (in Dordrecht) and Golfclub Dorpswaard (in Kerkdriel). The adventure continues: stroll through Badstrand, kick back and relax at Oostkapelle Beach, and trek along Wandelroute Mier.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Kaatsheuvel, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Den Bosch, Wandelroute Mier, National Park De Biesbosch, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Park Merwestein
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St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach

6
nights
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and Nationaal Park Veluwezoom. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Airborne Cemetery and Renkumse Molen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arnhem: Curly Coffee (in Zwolle), Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand (in Otterlo) and Natuurgebied Beekvliet (in Borculo). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park, play a few rounds at Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh, and admire the landmark architecture of Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arnhem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, Curly Coffee, Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand, Airborne Cemetery, Renkumse Molen
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

37
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and Zuiderzeemuseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Delft (Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, Tour Delft - Private Tours, &more), Rotterdam (Markthal & Erasmus Bridge) and The Hague (Fashion Factory Outlet, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online journey planner.

You can take a train from Arnhem to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Delft, Zaandam, Zandvoort
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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