60 days in Benelux Itinerary

60 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands sightseeing planner

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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
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Zaandam
— 4 nights
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Lelystad
— 2 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 3 nights
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Groningen
— 4 nights
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Ruinen
— 1 night
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Zwolle
— 4 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 4 nights
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Arnhem
— 4 nights
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Roermond
— 4 nights
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Eindhoven
— 4 nights
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Den Bosch
— 4 nights
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Utrecht
— 4 nights
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The Hague
— 6 nights
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Westenschouwen
— 1 night
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Rotterdam
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House capture your imagination. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Joods Historisch Museum, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam visit planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Amsterdam. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Zaandam

— 4 nights
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Get some cultural insight at Frans Hals Museum and Teylers Museum. Visit Grote Markt and Museum Van de Geest for their historical value. Explore Zaandam's surroundings by going to Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog), Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten) and Donkere Duinen (in Den Helder). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), stroll through Duinreservaat Castricum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, and admire the natural beauty at Thijsse's Hof Heemtuin.

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Zaandam is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In March in Zaandam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lelystad.

Things to do in Zaandam

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lelystad

— 2 nights
Lelystad is a municipality and a city in the centre of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll around Belevenissenbos, stroll through Natuurpark Lelystad, stroll through Stichting Aap, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Urk, and finally make a trip to Kerkje aan de Zee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Vispark Toms Creek, then see the interesting displays at Flessenscheepjes Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Sjoel Elburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lelystad trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Zaandam to Lelystad in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Lelystad

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 3 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eise Eisinga Planetarium and 'De Sukerei' Museum. Visit Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 and Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeuwarden: It Fiskershuske (in Moddergat), Openluchtmuseum It Damshus (in Nij Beets) and Kornwerderzand (Kazemattenmuseum & Afsluitdijk Wadden Center). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate, walk around Groene Ster Leeuwarden, contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Broerekerk.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Leeuwarden trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Lelystad to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Leeuwarden, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Groningen

— 4 nights
Klooster-wandeling Aduard and Openluchtmuseum het Hoogeland will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Battlefield Tours and Veenkoloniaal Museum are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Groningen: Mariakerk (in Uithuizermeeden), Kinderboerderij de Naturij (in Drachten) and Asserbos (in Assen).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Groningen road trip app.

Getting from Leeuwarden to Groningen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ruinen.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruinen

— 1 night
Ruinen is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National park Dwingelderveld, then stroll through Thee Huys, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ruinen itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Ruinen takes an hour. March in Ruinen sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zwolle.

Things to do in Ruinen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Zwolle

— 4 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Your inner history buff will appreciate Molen"Bokkers Molle" and Holten Canadian War Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historisch Centrum Overijssel and Beeldenpark de Havixhorst. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zwolle: Eco-kathedraal (in Mildam), Waterloopbos (in Marknesse) and Pleisterplaats De Barkel (in Wierden). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Renderklippen natuurgebied, explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, view the masterpieces at Atelier Beeldentuin Witharen, and see the interesting displays at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zwolle online trip maker.

Drive from Ruinen to Zwolle in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 4 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Mariakapel Borne and Oude Bornhof (+ Poort Bornhof) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kroller-Muller Museum and Museum Ootmarsum, Marius van Dokkum. Change things up with these side-trips from Apeldoorn: Schaapskooi Ermelo (in Ermelo), Landgoed Schovenhorst (in Putten) and Klompenmuseum (in Enter). There's still lots to do: hike along De Dinkel, see the interesting displays at Museum Het Drostenhuis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Het Lutterzand, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hot Marks Glasblazerij & De Duizendpoot.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Apeldoorn holiday planner.

Apeldoorn is just a stone's throw from Zwolle. In March, daily temperatures in Apeldoorn can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Airborne Cemetery and Cenakel kerk. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Hideout Museum and De Roode Toren. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arnhem: Klooster Sint Agatha (in Cuijk), De Blauwe Kamer (in Wageningen) and Nijmegen (Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, de Bastei, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Arboretum de Dreijen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Rosendael, and admire the masterpieces at Toy Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arnhem trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Arnhem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Arnhem are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Roermond.

Things to do in Arnhem

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Roermond

— 4 nights
Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. Popular historic sites such as Netherlands American Cemetery and Museum Abdijkerk Thorn are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament and War Museum Eyewitness. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roermond: Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht (in Maastricht), Brunssummerheide (in Heerlen) and Op Ezel Avontuur (in Elsloo). There's lots more to do: stroll through Nationaal Park De Maasduinen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Het oude Kerkhof Roermond, see the interesting displays at Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum, and take in the views from Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Roermond trip maker website.

You can drive from Arnhem to Roermond in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Roermond can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Roermond

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 4 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.
Museum Techniek met 'n Ziel and Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeld will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn and Boerenbondsmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Eindhoven: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Oisterwijk (Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen & De Kerkhovense Molen) and Sint Salvatorkapel (in Baarle-Nassau). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, trek along Brabantse Natuurpoorten, stroll through Hapert, and identify plant and animal life at Strabrechtse Heide.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Roermond to Eindhoven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Den Bosch

— 4 nights
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
DePetrus and Gallery van Dun - Contemporary Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Geniemuseum and Kasteel Heeswijk. Change things up with these side-trips from Den Bosch: Kampina (in Boxtel), Udenhout (De Brand & Leemputten) and Boswachterij Dorst (in Dorst). There's still lots to do: trek along Natuurgebied De Moerputten, stroll through Natuurgebied Langstraat, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Groot Tuighuis.

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You can drive from Eindhoven to Den Bosch in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Den Bosch can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Utrecht

— 4 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Healey Museum and Kasteel de Haar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dom Tower and Canals area. Change things up with these side-trips from Utrecht: Leersumse Veld (in Leersum), Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug (in Utrechtse Heuvelrug) and Koppelpoort (in Amersfoort). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, stroll around Natuurmonument Corversbos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039, and take a peaceful walk through Hoorneboegse Heide.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Utrecht vacation planner.

You can drive from Den Bosch to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

The Hague

— 6 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Let the collections at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) capture your imagination. Step out of The Hague with an excursion to Voornes Duin in Rockanje--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at museum Beelden aan Zee, explore the world behind art at Humanity House, find something for the whole family at Madurodam, and pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read The Hague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in The Hague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Westenschouwen.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Westenschouwen

— 1 night
Westenschouwen is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Klimbos Zeeuwse Helden and then stroll through Boswachterij Westerschouwen.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Westenschouwen day trip site.

You can drive from The Hague to Westenschouwen in 1.5 hours. When traveling from The Hague in April, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Westenschouwen: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Westenschouwen

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Rotterdam

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Church and Nieuwe Kerk are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Rammekens (in Ritthem), Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen (in De Heen) and Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (in Nieuw-Namen). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Bizarium, take in the history at Stadswandeling Brielle, stroll through Rhoonse grienden, and identify plant and animal life at Tiengemeten.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Westenschouwen to Rotterdam in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Westenschouwen in April since evenings lows in Rotterdam dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

North Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums

Flevoland Province travel guide

3.7
Theme Parks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums

Friesland Province travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Art Museums

Groningen Province travel guide

3.9
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Groningen is the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands. It borders on Friesland to the west, Drenthe to the south, the German state of Niedersachsen (districts of Leer and Emsland) to the east, and the Wadden Sea to the north. In 2014, it had a population of 582,640 and a total area of 2960km2.The area was subsequently part of Frisia, the Frankish Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Dutch Republic, which is the precursor state of the Netherlands. In the 14th century, the city of Groningen became a member of the Hanseatic League.The capital of the province and the seat of the provincial government is the city of Groningen. Since 2016, René Paas has been the King's Commissioner in the province. A coalition of the Labour Party, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Democrats 66, and ChristianUnion forms the executive branch. The province is divided into 23 municipalities.

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Drenthe Province travel guide

3.8
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites

Overijssel Province travel guide

4
Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Landmarks

Gelderland Province travel guide

4
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Spas & Wellness

Limburg Province travel guide

4
Landmarks · Caves · Scenic Walking Areas

North Brabant Province travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos

South Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Parks · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Zeeland Province travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Beaches