8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

Make it your trip
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Nottingham



— 5 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Delft (Nieuwe Kerk & Old Church), The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker.

Nottingham, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Nottingham to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips


— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catharinakerk, sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, then examine the collection at Philips Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Eindhoven. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Flying Pins, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safaripark Beekse Bergen, and then explore the world behind art at Van Abbemuseum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven trip builder app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Netherlands travel guide

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.