60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

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

— 8 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. St. John's Cathedral and World Heritage Kinderdijk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Kasteel Beverweerd and Rijksmonument de Koepoort van Middelburg uit 1735 are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Middelburg (Rijksmonument Voormalige Vismarkt Middelburg & Sjakie's Chocolademuseum), Golfclub Dorpswaard (in Kerkdriel) and Den Bosch (Korte Putstraat & Burggolf Haverleij). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen, boost your wellbeing at Wellness Centre de Thermen, walk around Poort van Heusden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Natuurgebied Langstraat.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Kaatsheuvel. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Kaatsheuvel to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 6 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Boekhandel Dominicanen and Strijp-S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maastricht Underground and Duiklocatie Boschmolenplas. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Landgoed Duynenwater (in Eersel), Hapert (in Hapert) and Eindhoven (Golfbaan Welschap, Soap Treatment Store, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Matthiaskerk, play a few rounds at International Golf Maastricht, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maastricht online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Maastricht

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 Stedelijk Museum Zwolle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Het Aardhuis and Pleisterplaats De Barkel. Explore Apeldoorn's surroundings by going to Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand (in Otterlo), Bezoekerscentrum Nunspeet (in Nunspeet) and Deventer (Botermarkt Deventer, De Proosdij, &more). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Leersumse Veld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren / De Peperbus, view the masterpieces at Galerie Delfi Form, and hunt for treasures at Weerselose Markt.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Apeldoorn journey site.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Apeldoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Apeldoorn sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 6 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Fries Museum and Groninger Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Rondvaartbedrijf Kiewied and De Hege Gerzen. Get out of town with these interesting Leeuwarden side-trips: Groningen (Jozef Israels monument, Gallery Noord, &more), Galerie De Gangerie (in Appingedam) and Swimfun (in Joure). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galerie de Roos van Tudor, examine the collection at Speelgoedmuseum Kinderwereld (Toy Museum Children's World), steep yourself in history at Hunebed Centre, and try your luck at Holland casino Leeuwarden.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leeuwarden travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Leeuwarden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Leeuwarden are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Terschelling.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 6 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap and Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. Let the collections at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak and Wrakkenmuseum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen, look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap Nederland, take a memorable drive along Terschelling Eilandtuks, and enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Terschelling trip planning app.

You can drive from Leeuwarden to Terschelling in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Terschelling are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Schiermonnikoog

— 3 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Visiting Eilander Balg Express and Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunker Wassermann and Noordertoren. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand, view the masterpieces at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, make a trip to Whale Jaws, and head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Terschelling to Schiermonnikoog. In April, daytime highs in Schiermonnikoog are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Texel.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Texel

— 6 nights
Eiland Galerij and Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Utopia. Get out of town with these interesting Texel side-trips: Vlietermonument (in Den Oever), Den Helder (Het Nollenlandschap, De Klimvallei B.V., &more) and Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Texel trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Texel with the Route module. April in Texel sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Dom Tower and Portuguese Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: St. Franciscus Xaverius Kerk Amersfoort (in Amersfoort), Rotterdam (Meent, Markthal, &more) and Ruine Huis te Riviere (in Schiedam). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, explore the activities along The Amstel, see the interesting displays at Micropia, and wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planning tool.

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 April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.