19 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

19 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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19 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Schiermonnikoog
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h
2
Groningen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Harlingen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hollum, Ameland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
De Cocksdorp, Texel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Oudeschild
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Middelburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Statue "de Schiere Monnik", shop like a local with Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, examine the collection at Shellmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Bunkermuseum Schlei, then contemplate the long history of Bunker Wassermann, and finally step off the mainland to explore Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand, hike along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, don't miss a visit to Gallery Ogygia, then don't miss a visit to Whale Jaws, and finally don't miss a visit to Vredenhof.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Schiermonnikoog trip site .

New Delhi, India to Schiermonnikoog is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Schiermonnikoog due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Schiermonnikoog reach 11°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog ©
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad ©
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad
Oosterstrand ©
Oosterstrand

1
night
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. On the 20th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Groninger Museum, get outside with Klimcentrum Bjoeks, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij Martinus, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie MooiMan.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Groningen trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Groningen with the Route module. Traveling from Schiermonnikoog in April, Groningen is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Harlingen.

Things to do in Groningen

Outdoors Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Klimcentrum Bjoeks ©
Klimcentrum Bjoeks
Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
Brouwerij Martinus ©
Brouwerij Martinus

2
nights
Harlingen

Harlingen ©
Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park De Alde Feanen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazemattenmuseum, see the interesting displays at Afsluitdijk Wadden Center, take a memorable drive along Afsluitdijk, then get a sense of history and politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, then engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and finally make a trip to Korendragershuisje.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Harlingen trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Groningen to Harlingen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hollum.

Things to do in Harlingen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Franeker, Kornwerderzand, Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, National Park De Alde Faenen, Afsluitdijk
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National Park De Alde Faenen ©
National Park De Alde Faenen
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Afsluitdijk ©
Afsluitdijk

1
night
Hollum, Ameland

Hollum ©
Hollum is a Dutch village on Ameland, one of the West Frisian Islands. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager, look for gifts at Kaasboerderij Ameland, see the interesting displays at Nobels Nostalgisch Museum, then examine the collection at Abraham Fock, and finally admire all the interesting features of Koren- En Mosterdmolen de Verwachting.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hollum using our trip planner.

Getting from Harlingen to Hollum by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Harlingen in April since evenings lows in Hollum dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Hollum

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
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Nobels Nostalgisch Museum ©
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
Abraham Fock ©
Abraham Fock
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager ©
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager

2
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Brandaris, kick back and relax at Groene strand, then browse the collection at Bibliotheek Terschelling, then look for gifts at De Boekenboer, and finally examine the collection at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Museum 't Behouden Huys, get great views at Bunkers Terschelling, then identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap, then head off the coast to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Terschelling trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hollum to Terschelling takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Terschelling are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Wrakkenmuseum ©
Wrakkenmuseum

2
nights
De Cocksdorp, Texel

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): play a few rounds at Golfbaan De Texelse, then get in on the family fun at Klimmen EnZo, and then cool off at Zwembad De Krim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lighthouse Texel, brush up on your military savvy at Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, admire the landmark architecture of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452, then look for gifts at Chocolaterie Smidt, and finally stroll the grounds of War Cemetery Den Burg.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our De Cocksdorp trip builder app .

You can drive from Terschelling to De Cocksdorp in 4.5 hours. April in De Cocksdorp sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oudeschild.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Theme Parks Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Texel
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Klimmen EnZo ©
Klimmen EnZo
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
VogelInformatiecentrum Texel ©
VogelInformatiecentrum Texel

2
nights
Oudeschild

Oudeschild ©
Oudeschild is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of De Hoge Berg, examine the collection at Marinemuseum, then see the interesting displays at Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers, and finally browse the fresh offerings at ZeeVerse Vismarkt. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Schapenboerderij Texel, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then admire the natural beauty at Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, and finally get outside with De Klimvallei B.V..

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oudeschild route planner.

Oudeschild is very close to De Cocksdorp. In April, daily temperatures in Oudeschild can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Middelburg.

Things to do in Oudeschild

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Den Helder, ZeeVerse Vismarkt, Schapenboerderij Texel
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De Klimvallei B.V. ©
De Klimvallei B.V.
Marinemuseum ©
Marinemuseum
Schapenboerderij Texel ©
Schapenboerderij Texel

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nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrouwenpolder Beach, then stroll through Oostkapelle Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve de Manteling. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, enjoy the sand and surf at Badstrand, then look for gifts at Indistrieel, then get engrossed in the history at Zeeuws Archief, and finally admire the striking features of de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Middelburg vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Oudeschild to Middelburg takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Middelburg are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Middelburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oostkapelle Beach, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, Badstrand, Vrouwenpolder Beach
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Nature Reserve de Manteling ©
Nature Reserve de Manteling
Zeeuws Archief ©
Zeeuws Archief
de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667 ©

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nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, make a trip to Museum Quarter, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and finally get lost in a book at Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek). On your second day here, get curious at Body Worlds, don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam visit planner .

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Middelburg in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Ronde Hoep Polder, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
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