60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Kaatsheuvel
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Kaatsheuvel
— 7 nights
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Maastricht
— 6 nights
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Zwolle
— 7 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 3 nights
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Terschelling
— 3 nights
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Texel
— 7 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 26 nights
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Kaatsheuvel

— 7 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Step off the beaten path and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and St. John's Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught and Watersnoodmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kasteel Heeswijk (in Heeswijk-Dinther), Cenakel kerk (in Heilig Landstichting) and Groesbeek (Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery & Vrijheidsmuseum). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park De Biesbosch, trek along Natuurgebied De Moerputten, identify plant and animal life at Het Loonsche Land, and stroll through Oostkapelle Beach.

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Louisville, USA to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Kaatsheuvel is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Louisville in September: high temperatures in Kaatsheuvel hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 6 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
For shopping fun, head to Kasteel Wijlre Estate or Grote Staat. Your inner history buff will appreciate Boekhandel Dominicanen and Helpoort. Change things up with these side-trips from Maastricht: Venlo (Venlo binnenstad, Beej Benders, &more), Arcen (Thermaalbad Arcen, Kasteeltuinen Arcen, &more) and Hoensbroek Castle (in Hoensbroek). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Maastricht Underground, get outside with Groeve 't Rooth, indulge your senses at Lambert Smeets, and examine the collection at Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zwolle.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Zwolle

— 7 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galerie Delfi Form and Waanders In De Broeren. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fraeylemaborg and Stedelijk Museum Zwolle. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle and gardens Twickel (in Delden), Huis Singraven (in Denekamp) and Ootmarsum (Museum Het Drostenhuis, Museum Ton Schulten, &more). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), delve into the lush surroundings at Waterloopbos, identify plant and animal life at Kootwijkerzand, and steep yourself in history at D27.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zwolle travel planner.

Drive from Maastricht to Zwolle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Zwolle

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Schiermonnikoog

— 3 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. You'll explore and learn at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij and Bunkermuseum Schlei. Get outdoors at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog and Eilander Balg Express. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog, enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand, stroll the grounds of Vredenhof, and don't miss a visit to Whale Jaws.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Schiermonnikoog trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zwolle to Schiermonnikoog. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Schiermonnikoog when traveling from Zwolle in September, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Terschelling

— 3 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and Groene strand. Take a break from the city and head to Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen and Terschelling Eilandtuks. And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden, get engrossed in the history at Museum 't Behouden Huys, get a new perspective on nature at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap, and explore the ancient world of Bunkers Terschelling.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Terschelling online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. In September, daytime highs in Terschelling are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Texel.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Texel

— 7 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Utopia and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and Eiland Galerij. Venture out of the city with trips to Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp), Den Helder (De Helderse Vallei, Redding museum, Den Helder, &more) and Poldertuin Anna Paulowna, Klein Keukenhof (in Anna Paulowna).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Texel trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Terschelling to Texel in 2 hours. September in Texel sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 26 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.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Julianapark (in Hoorn), Slotkapel Egmond uit 1431 (in Egmond aan den Hoef) and De Groot Recreatie (in Hippolytushoef). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Amstel, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and stop by The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.