60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip itinerary planner

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Texel
— 5 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 26 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 7 nights
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Eindhoven
— 7 nights
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Maastricht
— 7 nights
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Dordrecht
— 7 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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Texel

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Den Helder (De Klimvallei B.V., Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, &more), Bezoek Agriport (in Middenmeer) and Acon Dirt Track Racing (in Sint Maarten).

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Texel trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Texel is an approximately 11-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 26 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (De Candelaer, Nieuwe Kerk, &more), The Hague (The Hague Tower, Vredespaleis, &more) and Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen & Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 7 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: Groningen (Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnen, Battlefield Tours, &more), Sint Jansklooster (Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden & De Wieden) and Kaasboerderij Kleikracht (in Winsum). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kerkje aan de Zee, contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate, and get a sense of history and politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Leeuwarden online trip maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Leeuwarden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: Wageningen (Beeldengalerij Het Depot & Arboretum de Dreijen), Oosterbeek (Airborne Cemetery & Airborne Museum at Hartenstein) and Alpacafarm Vorstenbosch (in Vorstenbosch). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, steep yourself in history at De Wonderlijke Klim, explore the different monuments and memorials at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, and indulge your taste buds at Down Town Gourmet Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven day trip planning app.

You can drive from Leeuwarden to Eindhoven in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maastricht: Roermond (Kapel in 't Zand, Het oude Kerkhof Roermond, &more), Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur (in Tegelen) and CabrioRentEvents (in Venlo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), make a trip to Cesart, and explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Maastricht trip planning website.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Dordrecht

— 7 nights
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Get out of town with these interesting Dordrecht side-trips: Juust Wa'k Wou (in Schoondijke), Sluis (Struisvogelboerderij Monnikenwerve & Bizarium) and Speelnatuur Tiengemeten (in Zuid-Beijerland). The adventure continues: hike along Park Merwestein, get to know the resident critters at Reptile House De Aarde Breda, contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dordrecht travel route site.

Getting from Maastricht to Dordrecht by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Dordrecht sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.