60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands tour planner

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Amsterdam
— 10 nights
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Hippolytushoef
— 5 nights
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Texel
— 6 nights
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Terschelling
— 5 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 4 nights
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Groningen
— 8 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 6 nights
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Maastricht
— 7 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam

— 10 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 cultural insight at Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. You'll explore and learn at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Zuiderzeemuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Oude Algemene Begraafplaats (in Zeist), Utrecht (Dom Tower, Canals area, &more) and Rotterdam (Boompjes Park, Erasmus Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Micropia, find something for the whole family at Madurodam, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hippolytushoef.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Hippolytushoef

— 5 nights
Hippolytushoef is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers and Marinemuseum. Rijksmonument Fort de Schans Oudeschild Texel uit 1574 and Vlietermonument will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hippolytushoef: De Zeemanskerk van Oudeschild Texel uit 1650 (in Oudeschild), Hindeloopen (Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen & Commandeurswoning) and Den Helder (Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, Donkere Duinen, &more). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with De Groot Recreatie, hike along Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion), take a memorable drive along Afsluitdijk, and make a trip to DenOever.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hippolytushoef tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Hippolytushoef in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hippolytushoef can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Hippolytushoef

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Texel

— 6 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Utopia and Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach. Popular historic sites such as Lighthouse Texel and Protestant Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Land van Fluwel in Sint Maartenszee (about 56 minutes away).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Texel sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hippolytushoef to Texel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Texel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Terschelling.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 5 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden. Museum 't Behouden Huys and Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen, identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap Nederland, look for gifts at De Boekenboer, and see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Terschelling trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Texel to Terschelling takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Terschelling can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Schiermonnikoog

— 4 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog and Noordertoren. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vredenhof and Bunker Wassermann. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Eilander Balg Express, make a trip to Whale Jaws, hike along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, and shop like a local with Hijrre Pottenbakkerij.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Schiermonnikoog travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Terschelling to Schiermonnikoog. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Groningen

— 8 nights
Get outdoors at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld and Park Oikos. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groninger Museum and Industrieel Smalspoor Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: Eext (Hunebed D12 & Hunebed D13), Museum Heerenveen (in Heerenveen) and Streek Museum Het Dorp van Bartje (in Rolde).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Groningen vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Groningen with the Route module. Traveling from Schiermonnikoog in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Groningen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 6 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kroller-Muller Museum and Paleis Het Loo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Het Aardhuis. Explore Apeldoorn's surroundings by going to Deventer (De Proosdij, Borgelerbad, &more), Warnsborn (in Arnhem) and Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, get outside with Skicentrum Zwolle, contemplate the long history of Charles Dickens museum in Bronkhorst, and get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Apeldoorn trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Groningen to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Apeldoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Boekhandel Dominicanen and Sint Matthiaskerk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maastricht Underground and Hapert. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: Mondo Verde (in Landgraaf), GaiaZOO (in Kerkrade) and Strabrechtse Heide (in Heeze). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vrijthof, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconcrest Roofvogelpark, stroll through Chalet d'n Observant, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koepelkerk.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht online route planner.

You can drive from Apeldoorn to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 7 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Your inner history buff will appreciate World Heritage Kinderdijk and Kasteel Beverweerd. Step off the beaten path and head to St. John's Cathedral and Leemputten. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Zoelen (Beldert Beach & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours), Grote Kerk (in Veere) and Dordrecht (Antoniuskerk & Groothoofdspoort). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Efteling, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rijksmonument de Koepoort van Middelburg uit 1735, trek along Natuurgebied Langstraat, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boswachterij Dorst.

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You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.