9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Lemmer
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Sneek
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Bolsward
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
4
Makkum
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Workum
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Hindeloopen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Cape Town

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night
Lemmer

Lemmer ©
Lemmer is a town in the municipality of De Friese Meren (province of Friesland), in the Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicolaaskerk, take a leisurely stroll along Lemmer Kanaal, and then contemplate the long history of Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lemmer route app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Lemmer is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Lemmer is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in July; daily highs in Lemmer reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sneek.

Things to do in Lemmer

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Nicolaaskerk
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St. Nicolaaskerk ©
St. Nicolaaskerk

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Sneek

Sneek ©
Sneek is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and seat of the former municipality of Sneek in the province of Friesland (Netherlands). Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fries Scheepvaart Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sneek trip planner.

Sneek is just a short distance from Lemmer. In July, daytime highs in Sneek are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bolsward.

Things to do in Sneek

Museums
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Fries Scheepvaart Museum ©
Fries Scheepvaart Museum

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Bolsward

Bolsward ©
Bolsward is a city in Súdwest-Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Town Hall Bolsward.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bolsward trip itinerary maker website .

Bolsward is just a stone's throw from Sneek. In July, daily temperatures in Bolsward can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Makkum.
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Town Hall Bolsward ©
Town Hall Bolsward

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Makkum

Makkum ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Makkum trip planner .

Makkum is just a short distance from Bolsward. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Workum.

Things to do in Makkum

Parks Nature
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IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

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Workum

Workum ©
Workum is a city in the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân in Friesland. On the 17th (Tue), do sightseeing at your own pace with De haan watersport.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Workum trip itinerary maker tool .

Workum is just a stone's throw from Makkum. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hindeloopen.

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Transportation Tours Adventure
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De haan watersport ©
De haan watersport

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nights
Hindeloopen

Hindeloopen ©
Hindeloopen is an old city on the North of the Netherlands on the IJsselmeer. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Houtribdijk, get engrossed in the history at Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Sprookjeswonderland.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hindeloopen online trip builder .

Hindeloopen is just a stone's throw from Workum. In July, daytime highs in Hindeloopen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hindeloopen

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Enkhuizen, Houtribdijk
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Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen ©
Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen
Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Sprookjeswonderland ©
Sprookjeswonderland