40 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

40 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
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Zaandam
— 2 nights
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Volendam
— 2 nights
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Alkmaar
— 2 nights
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Haarlem
— 2 nights
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Lisse
— 2 nights
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The Hague
— 2 nights
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Delft
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
— 2 nights
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Kinderdijk
— 2 nights
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Bourtange
— 2 nights
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Giethoorn
— 2 nights
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Dronten
— 2 nights
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Otterlo
— 2 nights
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Maastricht
— 2 nights
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Thorn
— 1 night
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Kaatsheuvel
— 1 night
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Utrecht
— 1 night
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Woerden
— 3 nights
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Texel
— Few hours

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

East London, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from East London to Amsterdam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Must see
Rijksmuseum
4.6
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Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Anne Frank House
4.4

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Zaandam

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at The Tsar Peter House, wander the streets of Stadshart Zaandam, get great views at Specerijenmagazijn Indie's Welvaren, then experience rural life at Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, then make a trip to Molen De Kat, and finally see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Windmillamsterdam, see the interesting displays at Zaans Museum, steep yourself in history at Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, then contemplate the long history of Het Jonge Schaap, then admire the striking features of De Zoeker Molen, and finally get a new perspective on things with Windmill Cruises.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zaandam trip builder app.

Zaandam is very close to Amsterdam. In June, daytime highs in Zaandam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Volendam.

Things to do in Zaandam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Specialty Museum
Zaanse Schans
4.4
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Historic Site
Het Jonge Schaap
4.7
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Landmark
Molen De Kat
4.6

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Volendam

Volendam ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, experience the excitement of Experience Volendam, look for gifts at Cheese Factory Volendam, then make a trip to Wooden Shoe Factory, and finally see the interesting displays at Mondial Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw, then get engrossed in the history at Zuiderzeemuseum, and then stop by Foto de Boer.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Volendam trip itinerary maker.

Volendam is just a stone's throw from Zaandam. June in Volendam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Volendam

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Mondial Museum
4.5
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Ride / Activity
Experience Volendam
4.8
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History Museum
Zuiderzeemuseum
4.6

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Alkmaar

Alkmaar ©
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Landgoed Hoenderdaell, then make a trip to Grote Sint Laurenskerk, and then don't miss a visit to Alkmaar City Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Alkmaar cheese market, examine the collection at Hollands Kaasmuseum, then appreciate the history behind Kissing Cheesegirl, and finally kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee.

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You can drive from Volendam to Alkmaar in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Alkmaar sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Haarlem

Haarlem ©

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, steep yourself in history at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, then see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, and finally make a trip to Vleeshal. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at De Vishal, then kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Proveniershof.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Haarlem trip planner.

Haarlem is very close to Alkmaar. In June, daytime highs in Haarlem are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4

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Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. On the 14th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at De Tulperij, then make a splash at Duinrell Amusement Park, then get in on the family fun at Vogelpark Avifauna, and finally soothe aching muscles at Pilates Club. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ruine De Oude Toren-Ruine van de Oude Matthias-kerk Warmond, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Renzy, experience rural life at Old Zandvliet Farm, then stroll around Keukenhof, and finally relax in the rural setting at Hoeve Wassergeest.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lisse trip planning website.

Getting from Haarlem to Lisse by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lisse can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks · Theme Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Garden
Keukenhof
4.6

2
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The Hague

The Hague ©

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): laugh and play at Madurodam and then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Panorama Mesdag, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then ponder the world of politics at Vredespaleis, then make a trip to De Pier Scheveningen, and finally take in the waterfront at Skyview De Pier.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our The Hague journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lisse to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in The Hague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Delft.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Theme Park
Madurodam
4.2
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Government Building
Vredespaleis
4.3

2
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Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, make a trip to Markt, get engrossed in the history at Het steen, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, then explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, and finally don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Delft trip itinerary planner.

Delft is just a short distance from The Hague. In June, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Delft

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Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4

2
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Rotterdam

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Rotterdam is known for shopping, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Witte de Withstraat, and see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam road trip planner.

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Delft. June in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
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Observation Deck
Euromast
4.2
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Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0

2
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Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museum Johannes Post, then relax and rejuvenate at Wellness Ridderkerk, then steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Kinderdijk.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kinderdijk trip website.

Kinderdijk is very close to Rotterdam. June in Kinderdijk sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bourtange.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

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World heritage site
World Heritage Kinderdijk
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Museum Johannes Post
4.9
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Biking Trail
Kinderdijk
4.6

2
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Bourtange

Bourtange ©
Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourtange: Drouwenerzand Attractiepark (in Drouwen), Emmen (Northern Zoo, Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, &more) and Borger (HunebedCentre, D27, &more). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Vesting Bourtange, experience rural life at De Sikkepit Vestingboerderij Bourtange, and stop by Kloosterboederij Bleyendael.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bourtange day trip planner.

Getting from Kinderdijk to Bourtange by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. June in Bourtange sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Bourtange

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Military Museum
Vesting Bourtange
4.3
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Historic Site
Hunebed D43
4.2

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Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 26th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at De Orchideeen Hoeve, examine the collection at De Oude Aarde, then examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, then examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adventskerk, then join the crowd at TT Races, then contemplate the long history of Kamp Westerbork, and finally examine the collection at Drents Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Giethoorn trip itinerary site.

Getting from Bourtange to Giethoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dronten.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Kamp Westerbork
4.2

2
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Dronten

Dronten ©
Dronten is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Flevoland. On the 28th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Walibi Holland and then pause for some photo ops at Vischpoort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to 11 Beaufort, see the interesting displays at Museum Schokland, get engrossed in the history at Museum Het Oude Raadhuis, make a trip to Lighthouse Urk, then pause for some photo ops at Het Vissersmonument, and finally don't miss a visit to Kerkje aan de Zee.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dronten trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Dronten takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Dronten can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Otterlo.

Things to do in Dronten

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Walibi Holland
4.1
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse Urk
4.3

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Otterlo

Otterlo ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Paleis Het Loo, learn more about the world around you at Museonder, then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, and finally hike along Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Otterlo route planning website.

You can drive from Dronten to Otterlo in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Otterlo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Kroller-Muller Museum
4.5
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Garden
Paleis Het Loo
4.3

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Maastricht

Maastricht ©

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by de winkel van nijntje, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Servatius, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then pause for some photo ops at Standbeeld van Minckelers, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and finally don't miss a visit to Saint Servaasbridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht day trip planner.

You can drive from Otterlo to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Maastricht are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Thorn.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Scenic Walking Area
Boekhandel Dominicanen
4.7

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Thorn

Thorn
Thorn is a town in the municipality of Maasgouw, in the Dutch province of Limburg. On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum Back in Time, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretokapel, get in on the family fun at Valdeludo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Museum Abdijkerk Thorn, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thorn trip planner.

Getting from Maastricht to Thorn by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. July in Thorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Thorn

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Valdeludo
2.5

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Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. On the 5th (Mon), appreciate the history behind De Kerkhovense Molen and then find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thorn to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Efteling
4.5

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Utrecht

Utrecht ©

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kasteel de Haar, examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Utrecht online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Woerden.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Kasteel de Haar
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Canals area
4.9

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Woerden

Woerden ©
Woerden is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands. Change things up with a short trip to Zilvermuseum in Schoonhoven (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, pause for some serene contemplation at Grote- of St.-Michaelskerk Oudewater, experience the excitement of Kaaspakhuis, and stroll around Goudse Hout.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Woerden itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Woerden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Woerden, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Texel.

Things to do in Woerden

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Texel

Texel
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You can travel from Woerden to Texel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Texel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours
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