61 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

61 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands Trip Planner

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Amsterdam
— 8 nights
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Haarlem
— 3 nights
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Leiden
— 3 nights
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The Hague
— 6 nights
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Rotterdam
— 5 nights
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Utrecht
— 4 nights
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Tilburg
— 2 nights
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Maastricht
— 4 nights
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Roermond
— 2 nights
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Eindhoven
— 2 nights
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Arnhem
— 5 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 3 nights
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Zwolle
— 2 nights
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Flevoland Province
— 2 nights
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Alkmaar
— 2 nights
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Train to Enkhuizen, Ferry to Texel, Bus to De Koog
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De Koog, Texel
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Drenthe Province
— 2 nights
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Groningen
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam

— 8 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, take a stroll through Red Light District, and stop by The Jordaan.

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Ubud, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ubud to Amsterdam, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Amsterdam is cooler than Ubud - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Haarlem

— 3 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Haarlem is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and take in a show at Stadsschouwburg & Philharmonie Haarlem.

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Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In March, daytime highs in Haarlem are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Leiden

— 3 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Leiden is known for museums, childrens museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof, get curious at Space Expo, see the interesting displays at Museum Volkenkunde, and admire the masterpieces at Museum De Lakenhal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leiden trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Leiden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Parks · Childrens 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.
The Hague is known for museums, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the The Hague visit planner.

The Hague is very close to Leiden. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rotterdam

— 5 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.
Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Dordrecht (Grote Kerk & Huis Van Gijn). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, get a sense of history and politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, appreciate the history behind Hugo de Groot Monument, and walk around Delftse Hout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip builder site.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Utrecht

— 4 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Explore Utrecht's surroundings by going to Amersfoort (Amersfoort Zoo & Muurhuizen) and De Brink (in Deventer). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Subcultures - Spellenwinkel, get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum Speelklok.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Utrecht holiday builder site.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Tilburg.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Tilburg

— 2 nights
The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum De pont, then find something for the whole family at Efteling, and then see the interesting displays at Textile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safaripark Beekse Bergen, get your game on at SnowWorld Rucphen, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with 013 Poppodium.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tilburg road trip planning site.

You can drive from Utrecht to Tilburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tilburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Tilburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 4 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: De Miljoenenlijn (in Simpelveld), Mondo Verde (in Landgraaf) and Drielandenpunt (in Vaals). There's much more to do: expand your horizons at Etenschap, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady, browse the collection at Centre Ceramique, and don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maastricht online road trip planner.

You can drive from Tilburg to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Roermond.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Roermond

— 2 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. On the 28th (Tue), learn about all things military at Overloon War Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kasteeltuinen Arcen, and then find something for the whole family at Attractiepark Toverland. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cuypershuis, then see the interesting displays at Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum, and then get some fabulous bargains at Designer Outlet Roermond.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Roermond trip builder.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Roermond takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Roermond sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Roermond

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): meet the residents at Dierenrijk and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Helmond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at DAF Museum, then see the interesting displays at PSV Museum, then head outdoors with Philips Stadion, and finally get in on the family fun at Dippiedoe.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Eindhoven day trip planner.

You can drive from Roermond to Eindhoven in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Eindhoven, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks

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.
Explore Arnhem's surroundings by going to Niederrheinisches Freilichtmuseum (in Grefrath), Nijmegen (Stevenskerk, De Waagh, &more) and Limburgs Museum (in Venlo). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, enjoy unforgettable views with 4CB Ballooning the Netherlands, and get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Arnhem road trip planner.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Arnhem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 3 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Step out of Apeldoorn with an excursion to Valkhof Park in Nijmegen--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, explore the world behind art at 't Veluws Zandsculpturenfestijn, explore the historical opulence of Castle Cannenburch, and get to know the resident critters at Apenheul.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Apeldoorn itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arnhem to Apeldoorn in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Apeldoorn, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zwolle.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zwolle

— 2 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. On the 10th (Sun), stop by Waanders In De Broeren, then get outside with Broer Botenverhuur, and then take in nature's colorful creations at De Orchideeen Hoeve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castle and gardens Twickel, stroll around Doepark Nooterhof, and then pause for some photo ops at Sassenpoort.

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Zwolle is just a stone's throw from Apeldoorn. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Flevoland Province.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Flevoland Province

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Joriskerk, and then get in on the family fun at Walibi Holland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour of Batavialand, get engrossed in the history at Zuiderzeemuseum, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Bowling Almere.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Flevoland Province day trip site.

Traveling by car from Zwolle to Flevoland Province takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May in Flevoland Province, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Flevoland Province

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alkmaar

— 2 nights
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Alkmaar cheese market and then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alkmaar online attractions planner.

Drive from Flevoland Province to Alkmaar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Alkmaar are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to De Koog.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

De Koog, Texel

— 1 night
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 16th (Sat), see Surfschool Foamball, tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ecomare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): cruise along Afsluitdijk and then get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the De Koog online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus from Alkmaar to De Koog in 19.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Drenthe Province.

Things to do in De Koog

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Drenthe Province

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Veenpark and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Northern Zoo. On your second day here, get outside with Tt Circuit Assen, steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork, and then steep yourself in history at Hunebed Centre.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Drenthe Province planner.

You can drive from De Koog to Drenthe Province in 3 hours. May in Drenthe Province sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Drenthe Province

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks

Groningen

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Maallust, then examine the collection at Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Groninger Museum, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with De Oosterpoort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Groningen trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Drenthe Province to Groningen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.