60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands attractions planner

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Amsterdam
— 12 nights
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Texel
— 6 nights
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Terschelling
— 7 nights
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Groningen
— 7 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 8 nights
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Maastricht
— 8 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 10 nights
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Amsterdam

— 12 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.
Visiting Herengracht and De Vrijheid will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Micropia. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Rijksmonument Sint-Bonifatiuskerk De Rijp uit 1863 (in De Rijp), Park Plantsoengracht Purmerend (in Purmerend) and Een Zee van Staal (in Wijk aan Zee). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Body Worlds, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Texel

— 6 nights
Get some historical perspective at War Cemetery Den Burg and de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425. You'll get in some beach time at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Callantsoog Beach. Explore Texel's surroundings by going to Den Helder (Redding museum, Den Helder, Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers, &more), Callantsoog (Hervormde Kerk & Natuurgebied Zwanenwater) and Afsluitdijk (in Den Oever).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Texel trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Texel in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Texel can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 7 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunkers Terschelling and Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. Take a break from the city and head to Groene strand and Noordkaap Nederland. There's much more to do: stop by De Boekenboer, learn more about the world around you at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap, see what you can catch with Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen, and explore by horseback at Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Terschelling using our trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Texel to Terschelling takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Groningen.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Groningen

— 7 nights
Visiting Eco-kathedraal and Thee Huys will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Groninger Museum and Der Aa-kerk. Venture out of the city with trips to Leeuwarden (Winkelstraat Nieuwe Oosterstraat, Fries Museum, &more), Winkelcentrum De Triade (in Assen) and Groote Zand Hooghalen (in Hooghalen).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Groningen online tour planner.

Getting from Terschelling to Groningen by car takes about 4 hours. In February in Groningen, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 8 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paleis Het Loo and Galerie Delfi Form. You'll explore and learn at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and Internationaal Brandweermuseum Rijssen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apeldoorn: Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand (in Otterlo), Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk) and Bezoekerscentrum Nunspeet (in Nunspeet). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at De Hege Gerzen, view the masterpieces at Tetem Kunstruimte, delve into the lush surroundings at Leersumse Veld, and see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Apeldoorn travel app.

Getting from Groningen to Apeldoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Apeldoorn are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 8 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 Winery Fromberg. Kasteel Montfort and The Vincent Affair will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Eindhoven (Strijp-S, De Heuvelgalerie, &more), Hapert (in Hapert) and Landgoed Duynenwater (in Eersel). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Maastricht Underground, get outside with Speelpark Klein Zwitserland, gain insight at Coalmine Valkenburg, and buy something for everyone on your list at Entre-Deux.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maastricht trip maker.

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 February, daytime highs in Maastricht are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 10 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. John's Cathedral and Grote Kerk. Relax by the water at Boulevard van Vlissingen and Belcrum Beach. Explore Kaatsheuvel's surroundings by going to Grote Kerk (in Dordrecht), Den Bosch (Korte Putstraat, Het Bossche Broek, &more) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen, relax and rejuvenate at Thermen Goirle, trek along Natuurgebied Langstraat, and examine the collection at Marie Tak van Poortvliet Museum Domburg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kaatsheuvel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In March in Kaatsheuvel, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · 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.