17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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17 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
1
Amsterdam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Texel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sint Jansklooster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hoenderloo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Maastricht
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kaatsheuvel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit 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 explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Amsterdam. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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, take a peaceful walk through Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, get engrossed in the history at Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, make a trip to Lighthouse Texel, then admire the landmark architecture of Molen de Traanroeier Oudeschild Texel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, then trek along Sommeltjespad, and then see the interesting displays at Marinemuseum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Texel online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Texel in 2 hours. 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 Trails

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sint Jansklooster

Sint Jansklooster ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of De Wieden and then explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sint Jansklooster road trip planner .

You can drive from Texel to Sint Jansklooster in 2.5 hours. In December in Sint Jansklooster, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll set off for Hoenderloo on the 17th (Tue).

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nederlands Bakkerij Museum and Building A. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kasteel Doorwerth and Airborne Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoenderloo: Nationaal Park Veluwezoom (in Rheden), Museum More - Kasteel Ruurlo (in Ruurlo) and Rijksmonument Daendelshuis Hattem (in Hattem). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park and examine the collection at Jachthuis Sint Hubertus.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hoenderloo online travel planner .

You can drive from Sint Jansklooster to Hoenderloo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Hoenderloo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hattem, Airborne Cemetery, Kasteel Doorwerth, Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, Huis te Ruurlo
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum De Locht and War Museum Eyewitness. Visit Maastricht Underground and Netherlands American Cemetery for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: Mind Mystery (in Horst), Venlo (Rijksmonument Joriskerk Venlo, Stadhuis Venlo, & more) and Roermond (Munsterkerk & National Park de Meinweg). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, walk around Brunssummerheide, contemplate the long history of Helpoort, and admire the landmark architecture of Rijksmonument Station Meerssen.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maastricht online holiday planner .

Drive from Hoenderloo to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Maastricht sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Venlo, Roermond, Brunssummerheide, Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum, War Museum Eyewitness
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Brunssummerheide ©
Brunssummerheide
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. Appreciate the collections at Museum Klok & Peel and Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Efteling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Poederoijen (Slot Loevestein & Slot Loevestijn), Castle Helmond (in Helmond) and Dordrecht (Groothoofdspoort & Huis Van Gijn). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kasteel Heeswijk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara, and pause for some photo ops at De Kerkhovense Molen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oisterwijk, Dordrecht, Museum Klok & Peel, Castle Helmond, Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara
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Huis Van Gijn ©
Huis Van Gijn
Slot Loevestein ©
Slot Loevestein
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ©
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

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