8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h
1
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaatsheuvel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Maastricht
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas and Blijburg (Happy Village). Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and Museum Quarter. Venture out of the city with trips to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Madurodam (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas, Madurodam, Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas ©
Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and then get in on the family fun at Efteling.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Kaatsheuvel attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then make a trip to Vrijthof, and finally go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maastricht tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Maastricht sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Netherlands American Cemetery, Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament ©
Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament

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