8 days in Holland Itinerary

8 days in Holland Itinerary

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8 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Oisterwijk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland (in Delft). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, take a stroll through The Jordaan, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online travel route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Amsterdam at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 25th (Wed), make a trip to Vrijthof, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, then stroll through Maastricht Underground, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Oisterwijk.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof

2
nights
Oisterwijk

Oisterwijk ©
Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Efteling and then identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oisterwijk trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Maastricht to Oisterwijk in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oisterwijk

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Efteling
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen

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