60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 23 nights
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Assen
— 8 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 11 nights
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Maastricht
— 8 nights
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Eindhoven
— 8 nights
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Amsterdam

— 23 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.
Kids will enjoy Van Gogh Museum and ARTIS. Venture out of the city with trips to Zandvoort (Circuit Park Zandvoort & Zandvoort aan Zee), Haarlem (Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, Cathedral of Saint Bavo, &more) and The Hague (Vredespaleis, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Vondelpark, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Assen

— 8 nights
Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. Bring the kids along to Eise Eisinga Planetarium and The Wadden Sea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assen: De Spokeplas (in Noordwolde), Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Tt Circuit Assen, contemplate the waterfront views at De Wieden, don't miss a visit to Jacobuskerk, and get a tailor-made plan with Battlefield Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Assen online tour planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Assen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Assen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 11 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Family-friendly places like Hoge Veluwe National Park and Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Apeldoorn side-trips: Amersfoort (Qdiving & Amersfoort Zoo), Dille & Kamille (in Zwolle) and Wezepse Heide (in Wezep). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Lemelerberg. The adventure continues: stroll through Klimbos Veluwe, get in on the family fun at Klimbos Ermelo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Leuvenumse bossen.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Apeldoorn trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Assen to Apeldoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 8 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kids will enjoy GaiaZOO and Fun Forest Venlo. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Martinuskerk (in Venlo), Duiklocatie Boschmolenplas (in Heel) and National Park de Meinweg (in Herkenbosch). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cesart, let little ones run wild at Playing Ground Fort Willem, steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter, and Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maastricht trip builder.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Maastricht sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eindhoven

— 8 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Attractions like Efteling and Alpaca farm River Forelands make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Eindhoven: Tilburg (Duvelhok, Helga Deen Garden & Tilburg Synagogue, &more), Speelboerderij De Vossenberg (in Gilze) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at National Park De Biesbosch. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Speelpark de Splinter, examine the collection at PSV Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Het Bossche Broek, and have fun and explore at GeoFort.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven online travel planner.

Drive from Maastricht to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme 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.