57 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

57 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Ballum, Ameland
— 3 nights
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Terschelling
— 3 nights
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De Waal, Texel
— 4 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 4 nights
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Veendam
— 4 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 6 nights
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Sint Jansklooster
— 4 nights
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Enschede
— 9 nights
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Arnhem
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam
— 13 nights
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Ballum, Ameland

— 3 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Nobels Nostalgisch Museum and Amelander Musea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Amelander Bierbrouwerij and Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballum trip builder.

Edmonton, Canada to Ballum is an approximately 120-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Ballum is 8 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in February, expect nights in Ballum to be much warmer, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Ballum

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 3 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bunkers Terschelling and Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap and Museum 't Behouden Huys. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap Nederland, browse the collection at Bibliotheek Terschelling, step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, and enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Terschelling online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ballum to Terschelling takes 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Terschelling are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to De Waal.

Things to do in Terschelling

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

De Waal, Texel

— 4 nights
De Waal is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. Get a sense of the local culture at Lighthouse Texel and Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel. Visiting Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, admire the masterpieces at Eiland Galerij, and explore the different monuments and memorials at War Cemetery Den Burg.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our De Waal travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Terschelling to De Waal takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in De Waal can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in De Waal

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Schiermonnikoog

— 4 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Get outdoors at Oosterstrand and Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad. Get some historical perspective at Bunker Wassermann and Noordertoren. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Shellmuseum, brush up on your military savvy at Bunkermuseum Schlei, head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog, and pause for some photo ops at Statue "de Schiere Monnik".

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Schiermonnikoog itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from De Waal to Schiermonnikoog with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Schiermonnikoog can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Veendam.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Veendam

— 4 nights
Veendam is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.GeographyThe population centres in the municipality are: Bareveld Borgercompagnie Kibbelgaarn Korte Akkers Numero Dertien Ommelanderwijk Tripscompagnie Veendam Wildervank Wildervanksterdallen ZuidwendingInternational relationsVeendam has two sister cities: Gniezno, Poland Kelowna, CanadaSportsCyclingVeendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour. Popular historic sites such as Kamp Westerbork and Veenkoloniaal Museum are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Park Drentsche Aa and Ellert en Brammert. Change things up with these side-trips from Veendam: Hunebed D32 (in Odoorn), Drouwen (Hunebed D19 & D20) and Apple Museum Nederland (in Westerbork). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum Slag bij Heiligerlee, see the interesting displays at Fraeylemaborg, and don't miss a visit to Nicolaikerk Appingedam.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Veendam driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Veendam. Traveling from Schiermonnikoog in March, Veendam is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Veendam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 6 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Popular historic sites such as Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 and Schierstins are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nationaal Park Lauwersmeer and Boat rental Ouweseun. Get out of town with these interesting Leeuwarden side-trips: Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek), 'De Sukerei' Museum (in Damwald) and Kazemattenmuseum (in Kornwerderzand). There's still lots to do: stop by Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnen, steep yourself in history at Poptaslot/Heringastate, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie MooiMan.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leeuwarden day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Veendam to Leeuwarden takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sint Jansklooster.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sint Jansklooster

— 4 nights
UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal and D53 will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterloopbos and Hunebed D54 bij Havelte. Explore Sint Jansklooster's surroundings by going to Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug), Urk (Kerkje aan de Zee & Lighthouse Urk) and De Spokeplas (in Noordwolde). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

Plan my day in Sint Jansklooster using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Leeuwarden to Sint Jansklooster in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Sint Jansklooster are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Enschede.

Things to do in Sint Jansklooster

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Enschede

— 9 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. Get some historical perspective at Castle and gardens Twickel and Grote Kerk. Visiting Het Lutterzand and Natuurgebied Beekvliet will get you outdoors. Explore Enschede's surroundings by going to Ootmarsum (Museum Ootmarsum, Marius van Dokkum & Museum Het Drostenhuis), Brandweermuseum Borculo (in Borculo) and Diepenheim (Kasteel Warmelo & Den Haller). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Nationaal Park De Sallandse Heuvelrug. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at De Weerribben National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at De Dinkel, tee off at Golfclub Driene, examine the collection at Techniekmuseum Heim, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jacobuskerk.

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You can drive from Sint Jansklooster to Enschede in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Enschede can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Toy Gallery and Glider Collection Wolfheze capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Airborne Cemetery and Castle Helmond. Explore Arnhem's surroundings by going to Het Verscholen Dorp (in Vierhouten), Castle Cannenburch (in Vaassen) and Bussloo (in Wilp). There's still lots to do: tee off at Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh, explore the different monuments and memorials at Nationaal Ereveld Loenen, step into the grandiose world of Landgoed Staverden, and see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arnhem journey planner.

Traveling by car from Enschede to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Arnhem sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Arnhem

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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.
Get some historical perspective at Grote Markt and House On The Three Canals. Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers and Kunstmuseum Den Haag will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog), The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, Madurodam, &more) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Het Jonge Schaap, steep yourself in history at Blauwbrug, admire the landmark architecture of De Otter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Arnhem to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.