60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 17 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel, Veerhaven
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Texel
— 6 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
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Terschelling
— 6 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 6 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 6 nights
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Maastricht
— 7 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
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Amsterdam

— 17 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Shop till you drop at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Kalverstraat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Een Zee van Staal (in Wijk aan Zee), Molen De Kat (in Zaandam) and Rotterdam (Museum Rotterdam, Markthal, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, engage your brain at Body Worlds, stop by The Jordaan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Amsterdam is minus 9 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Texel

— 6 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452 and Protestant Church. Visiting Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Calidris Birdsafaries will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Texel: Den Helder (Redding museum, Den Helder & Stadsbrouwerij Helderse Jongens) and Callantsoog (Hervormde Kerk, Callantsoog Beach, &more).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Texel road trip app.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Texel can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Schiermonnikoog

— 2 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, contemplate the long history of Bunker Wassermann, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vredenhof, brush up on your military savvy at Bunkermuseum Schlei, then examine the collection at Shellmuseum, and finally kick back and relax at Oosterstrand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Statue "de Schiere Monnik", head outdoors with Eilander Balg Express, make a trip to Whale Jaws, get a taste of the local shopping with Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Ogygia, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Noordertoren.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Schiermonnikoog tour itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Texel to Schiermonnikoog. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Terschelling

— 6 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Let the collections at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap and Wrakkenmuseum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen and Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap Nederland, stop by De Boekenboer, cruise along Terschelling Eilandtuks, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Terschelling trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. In March in Terschelling, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Leeuwarden

— 6 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Head to Galerie de Roos van Tudor and Gallery Noordfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fries Museum and Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: Het Nollenlandschap (in Den Helder), Wiringherlant (in Hippolytushoef) and De Vrijheid (in Oudeschild). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at De Hege Gerzen, examine the collection at Het Nederlands Stripmuseum, see where the ancients bathed at SpaWell, and try your luck at Holland casino Leeuwarden.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leeuwarden driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Terschelling to Leeuwarden takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 6 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Kroller-Muller Museum and Stedelijk Museum Zwolle will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paleis Het Loo and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum. Explore Apeldoorn's surroundings by going to Deventer (De Proosdij, Botermarkt Deventer, &more), Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand (in Otterlo) and Dorhout Mees (in Biddinghuizen). There's much more to do: stroll around Het Aardhuis, appreciate the history behind Het Verscholen Dorp, examine the collection at Openbaar Vervoer & Speelgoed Museum, and look for gifts at Hof van Twello.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Apeldoorn trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Leeuwarden to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Apeldoorn sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maastricht Underground and Landgoed Duynenwater. Appreciate the collections at Kasteel Wijlre Estate and The Vincent Affair. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Golfbaan Stippelberg (in Bakel), Hapert (in Hapert) and Eindhoven (Golfbaan Welschap, Falconcrest Roofvogelpark, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, try your luck at Holland Casino Valkenburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oude Minderbroederskerk, and get outside with Speelpark Klein Zwitserland.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht tour planner.

Getting from Apeldoorn to Maastricht by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 8 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Escape the urban bustle at Natuurgebied Langstraat and De Brand. Galerie Anita Ammerlaan and Marie Tak van Poortvliet Museum Domburg will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kaatsheuvel side-trips: Wellness Centre de Thermen (in Rosmalen), Het Bossche Broek (in Den Bosch) and Boswachterij Dorst (in Dorst). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, tee off at Efteling Golfpark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and get outside with Kinderdijk.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel tour planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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.