8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zwolle
— 4 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Dubai

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Amsterdam

— 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.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Woerdense Verlaat to see Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and admire all the interesting features of Anne Frank House.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Amsterdam to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zwolle.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zwolle

— 4 nights
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Get out of town with these interesting Zwolle side-trips: Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte), De Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Pleisterplaats De Barkel, delve into the lush surroundings at Het Reestdal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basiliek van de Heilige Kruisverheffing.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zwolle trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Zwolle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zwolle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.