8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel
— 1 night
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Apeldoorn
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Riyadh



— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nicholas Basilica and Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop. Step off the beaten path and head to Landgoed Clingendael and De Hallen Amsterdam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat), Kinderdijk (in Alblasserdam) and Het Jonge Schaap (in Zaandam). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Amsterdam Canal Ring, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westerkerk, and explore the activities along Singel.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In May, Amsterdam is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips


— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on De Vrijheid, then meet the residents at Ecomare, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Utopia, and finally tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Texel road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In May in Texel, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip


— 1 night
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Paleis Het Loo, then make a trip to The Man with the two hats, and then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Apeldoorn online tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Texel to Apeldoorn in 4 hours. May in Apeldoorn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip


— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): go deep underground at Coalmine Valkenburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Matthiaskerk, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maastricht holiday maker.

Drive from Apeldoorn to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Maastricht sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Nature · 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.