11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Texel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Callantsoog
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hoenderloo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Manama

2
nights
Texel

Texel ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ecomare, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, then take in the exciting artwork at Eiland Galerij, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Utopia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of De Hoge Berg, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, and finally tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Texel trip maker .

Manama, Bahrain to Texel is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manama to Texel, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manama in December, with highs in Texel at 9°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Callantsoog.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Oudeschild
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
De Hoge Berg ©
De Hoge Berg
Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse

2
nights
Callantsoog

Callantsoog ©
Callantsoog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Callantsoog Beach, then trek along Strand Camperduin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Donkere Duinen. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at het strand van Bergen aan Zee and then stroll through Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Callantsoog tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Texel to Callantsoog by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoenderloo.

Things to do in Callantsoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion), Strand Camperduin, het strand van Bergen aan Zee, Donkere Duinen
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Callantsoog Beach ©
Callantsoog Beach
het strand van Bergen aan Zee ©
het strand van Bergen aan Zee
Strand Camperduin ©
Strand Camperduin

1
night
Hoenderloo

Hoenderloo ©
Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hoenderloo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Callantsoog to Hoenderloo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Hoenderloo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kroller-Muller Museum
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht route builder website .

You can drive from Hoenderloo to Maastricht in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Op Ezel Avontuur
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Op Ezel Avontuur ©
Op Ezel Avontuur
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof

4
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Begijnhof. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Zandvoort to see Zandvoort aan Zee about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, do sightseeing at your own pace with Hotel Scooters, contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, and take in the views from Blauwbrug.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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