9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

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Middelburg
— 2 nights
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Domburg
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Zierikzee
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4
Ouddorp
— 1 night
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Willemstad
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Lisse
— 1 night
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Zaandam
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Anna Paulowna
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Den Helder
— 1 night
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Texel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam

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Middelburg

— 2 nights
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Get out of town with these interesting Middelburg side-trips: Zwemparadijs De Roompot (in Kamperland) and Sluis (Struisvogelboerderij Monnikenwerve, Bizarium, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Town Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667, explore the engaging exhibits at Maritime muZEEum, and steep yourself in history at Rijksmonument Kuiperspoort Middelburg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Middelburg sightseeing planning tool.

Amsterdam to Middelburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Middelburg, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Domburg.

Things to do in Middelburg

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Domburg

Domburg is a seaside resort on the North Sea, on the northwest coast of Walcheren in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Oostkapelle Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Domburg road trip app.

Domburg is just a stone's throw from Middelburg. In May, daytime highs in Domburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zierikzee.

Things to do in Domburg

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Zierikzee

Zierikzee is a small city, located on the former island of Schouwen in the Dutch province of Zeeland. For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zierikzee route site.

You can drive from Domburg to Zierikzee in an hour. Traveling from Domburg in May, expect nights in Zierikzee to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Ouddorp.

Things to do in Zierikzee

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Ouddorp

— 1 night
Ouddorp is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. On the 25th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Rockanje, then enjoy breathtaking views from Informatiecentrum Grevelingen, then relax in the rural setting at De Mekkerstee, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at A Seal Zeehondenopvang en Expo Stellendam.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ouddorp trip tool.

Ouddorp is just a short distance from Zierikzee. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Willemstad.

Things to do in Ouddorp

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Willemstad

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Landbouwmuseum tiengemeten and then enjoy the sea views from Moerdijk Lighthouse.

To plan Willemstad vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Ouddorp to Willemstad in an hour. May in Willemstad sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisse.

Things to do in Willemstad

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Lisse

— 1 night
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vogelpark Avifauna, examine the collection at Museum de Zwarte Tulp, then take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisse trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Willemstad to Lisse in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Willemstad in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisse: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Zaandam

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Stadshart Zaandam.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaandam trip maker tool.

Drive from Lisse to Zaandam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Zaandam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anna Paulowna.

Things to do in Zaandam

Neighborhoods
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Anna Paulowna

Anna Paulowna is a former municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anna Paulowna route builder website.

Drive from Zaandam to Anna Paulowna in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Anna Paulowna can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll set off for Den Helder on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Anna Paulowna

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Den Helder

— 1 night
Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 27th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Den Helder itinerary builder site.

Den Helder is just a stone's throw from Anna Paulowna. In May, daytime highs in Den Helder are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Texel.

Things to do in Den Helder

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Texel

— 3 nights
Texel is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Calidris Birdsafaries, examine the collection at Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Texel, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Texel planner.

Drive from Den Helder to Texel in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Texel can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.