60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 20 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 7 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 4 nights
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Groningen
— 7 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 7 nights
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Maastricht
— 6 nights
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Dordrecht
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam

— 20 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Herengracht and Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd. Relax by the water at Strand Egmond aan Zee and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Rotterdam (Kop van Zuid, Erasmus Bridge, &more), Molen De Kat (in Zaandam) and Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Saturday Flea Market, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of local nightlife at Brouwerij 't IJ, wander the streets of The Jordaan, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Texel

— 7 nights
Get outdoors at Calidris Birdsafaries and Oudeschild, Texel. You'll get in some beach time at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Callantsoog Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Texel: Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog), Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp) and Den Helder (Donkere Duinen & Redding museum, Den Helder).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Texel online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Texel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Schiermonnikoog

— 4 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oosterstrand and Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog. Visiting Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog and Eilander Balg Express will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, examine the collection at Shellmuseum, visit a coastal fixture at Noordertoren, and don't miss a visit to Whale Jaws.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Schiermonnikoog itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Texel to Schiermonnikoog with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Schiermonnikoog are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Groningen

— 7 nights
Escape the urban bustle at De Spokeplas and The Wadden Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Groninger Museum and Natuurgebied Holtingerveld. Get out of town with these interesting Groningen side-trips: The Bare Feet Trail (in Opende), Golf & Countryclub Lauswolt (in Beetsterzwaag) and National Park De Alde Faenen (in Earnewald). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Kampsheide.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Groningen day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Schiermonnikoog to Groningen. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Schiermonnikoog in June: highs in Groningen hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Apeldoorn

— 7 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Get outdoors at De Hege Gerzen and De Wieden. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paleis Het Loo and Apenheul. Get out of town with these interesting Apeldoorn side-trips: Landgoed Mariendaal (in Oosterbeek), Arboretum de Dreijen (in Wageningen) and Netl (in Kraggenburg). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Bussloo, tee off at Multi-activiteitencentrum Pitch&Putt Bussloo, examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Waterloopbos.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Apeldoorn driving holiday planner.

Drive from Groningen to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 6 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maastricht Underground and Strabrechtse Heide. Visiting Golfbaan Stippelberg and Golfvereniging de Golfhorst will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: GaiaZOO (in Kerkrade), Fun Forest Venlo (in Tegelen) and St. Benedictusberg Abbey (in Lemiers). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at National Park de Meinweg. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Alfa Bier, and make a trip to Vrijthof.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Apeldoorn to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Dordrecht

— 7 nights
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boulevard van Vlissingen and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Badstrand and Vrouwenpolder Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Dordrecht: St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch), Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Beer Brewery de Koningshoeven (in Berkel-Enschot). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen. There's lots more to do: stroll through Oostkapelle Beach, get a dose of the wild on Valkeniershof, delve into the lush surroundings at Het Loetbos, and look for all kinds of wild species at Carnisse Grienden.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dordrecht trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Dordrecht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dordrecht can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.