8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Schiermonnikoog
— 1 day
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Groningen
— 1 night
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Harlingen
— 1 night
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Terschelling
— 2 nights
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De Cocksdorp, Texel
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Schiermonnikoog

— 1 day
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog, trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, and finally stroll the grounds of Vredenhof.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Schiermonnikoog attractions planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Schiermonnikoog is an approximately 12.5-hour travel. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for little chillier days in Schiermonnikoog, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Groningen

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of St Bernardushof Kloostermuseum, get engrossed in the history at Klooster-wandeling Aduard, then witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Tours, then stop by De Kaaskop, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Vosbergen.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Groningen online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Groningen with the Route module. When traveling from Schiermonnikoog in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Groningen: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Harlingen.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Harlingen

— 1 night
Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michaelskerk, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie de Vis, then take in the waterfront at Port of Harlingen, and finally see the interesting displays at Kazemattenmuseum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Harlingen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Harlingen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harlingen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Terschelling.

Things to do in Harlingen

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 2 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling, then see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, then identify plant and animal life at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, and finally stop by De Boekenboer. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Bunkers Terschelling, then kick back and relax at Groene strand, and then enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Terschelling road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harlingen to Terschelling takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Terschelling can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

De Cocksdorp, Texel

— 2 nights
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, make a trip to Lighthouse Texel, then get engrossed in the history at Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, and finally explore the world behind art at Eiland Galerij. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452, then look for gifts at Chocolaterie Smidt, and then appreciate the history behind War Cemetery Den Burg.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our De Cocksdorp trip planning tool.

You can travel from Terschelling to De Cocksdorp in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.