17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam
— 1 night
2
Texel
— 2 nights
3
Sint Jansklooster
— 2 nights
4
Hoenderloo
— 3 nights
5
Maastricht
— 4 nights
6
Kaatsheuvel
— 4 nights

1
night
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online holiday builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
De Duif ©
De Duif

2
nights
Texel

Texel ©
On the 13th (Fri), stroll the grounds of de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425, look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, learn about all things military at Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, don't miss a visit to Lighthouse Texel, then admire the landmark architecture of Molen de Traanroeier Oudeschild Texel, and finally admire the striking features of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, then trek along Sommeltjespad, and then learn about all things military at Marinemuseum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Texel trip planning website.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sint Jansklooster.

Things to do in Texel

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Molen de Traanroeier Oudeschild Texel, Marinemuseum
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Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel ©
Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora ©
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
Marinemuseum ©
Marinemuseum

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nights
Sint Jansklooster

Sint Jansklooster ©
On the 15th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at De Wieden and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sint Jansklooster trip app.

Explore your travel options from Texel to Sint Jansklooster with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Sint Jansklooster are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Hoenderloo.

Things to do in Sint Jansklooster

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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De Wieden ©
De Wieden
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

3
nights
Hoenderloo

Hoenderloo ©
Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nationaal Park Veluwezoom and Jachthuis Sint Hubertus. Let the collections at Nederlands Bakkerij Museum and Huis te Ruurlo capture your imagination. Explore Hoenderloo's surroundings by going to Kasteel Doorwerth (in Doorwerth) and Rijksmonument Daendelshuis Hattem (in Hattem). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Building A, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hoenderloo road trip app.

You can drive from Sint Jansklooster to Hoenderloo in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hoenderloo can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Hoenderloo

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hattem, Airborne Cemetery, Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Building A
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Nederlands Bakkerij Museum ©
Nederlands Bakkerij Museum

4
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Escape the urban bustle at Maastricht Underground and Brunssummerheide. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Boekhandel Dominicanen and Netherlands American Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: Venlo (Rijksmonument Joriskerk Venlo, Stadhuis Venlo, &more), Mind Mystery (in Horst) and Munsterkerk (in Roermond). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alfa Bier, see the interesting displays at Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Galerie MOA, and learn about all things military at War Museum Eyewitness.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Hoenderloo to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Venlo, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), National Park de Meinweg, Alfa Bier, War Museum Eyewitness
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

4
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Castle Helmond. Museum-lovers will appreciate Huis Van Gijn and Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaatsheuvel: Museum Klok & Peel (in Asten), Groothoofdspoort (in Dordrecht) and Slot Loevestein (in Poederoijen). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Efteling, pause for some photo ops at De Kerkhovense Molen, explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Heeswijk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dordrecht, Oisterwijk, Castle Helmond, Kasteel Heeswijk, Museum Klok & Peel
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Castle Helmond ©
Castle Helmond
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ©
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
Museum Klok & Peel ©
Museum Klok & Peel

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