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.
Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Hermitage Amsterdam. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Leidseplein, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and don't miss a visit to De 9 Straatjes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online road trip planner.

East London, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. 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 · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Must see
Rijksmuseum
4.6
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5

2
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Zaandam

Zaandam ©
Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Hervormde Kerk te Krommeniedijk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Zaans Museum, explore the galleries of Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, don't miss a visit to Molen De Kat, then wander the streets of Stadshart Zaandam, then take a tour by water with Windmill Cruises, and finally admire the striking features of De Zoeker Molen.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zaandam sightseeing planner.

Zaandam is very close to Amsterdam. In June in Zaandam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Volendam.

Things to do in Zaandam

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Volendam

Volendam ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Paard van Marken and then get a sense of history and politics at Gemeenlandshuis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Koemarkt Purmerend uit 1645, see the interesting displays at Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, then see the interesting displays at Westfries Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hoofdtoren Hoorn uit 1532-1534, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermen La Mer.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Volendam trip itinerary app.

Volendam is very close to Zaandam. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Volendam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

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Must see
Mondial Museum
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Fort Edam
4.2
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Historic Site
Scheepswerf Groot
4.0

2
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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 9th (Wed): admire the striking features of Accijnstoren van Alkmaar uit 1622 and then steep yourself in history at Hof Van Sonoy. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Egmond aan Zee, contemplate the long history of Museummolen Schermer, look for all kinds of wild species at Duinreservaat Castricum, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Ruinekerk van Bergen uit 1597, then look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, and finally ponder the world of politics at Alkmaar City Hall.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alkmaar trip tool.

You can drive from Volendam to Alkmaar in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Alkmaar are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Haarlem.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Museummolen Schermer
4.8
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Wildlife Area
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
4.7

2
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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 11th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Gemund and then identify plant and animal life at Hertenkamp Bloemendaal. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at De Vishal, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, then examine the collection at Teylers Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Haarlem holiday planner.

Haarlem is very close to Alkmaar. In June in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Haarlem

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6

2
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Lisse

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Hoeve Wassergeest and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salemkerk Lisse. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at De Tulperij, explore the ancient world of Ruine De Oude Toren-Ruine van de Oude Matthias-kerk Warmond, hike along Huys te Warmont, admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, then contemplate the long history of Old Zandvliet Farm, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Renzy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisse trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Lisse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Water Body
Westeinderplassen
4.6
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Eco Tour
Renzy
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hoek van Holland beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Scheveningen Beach, then get in on the family fun at Madurodam, then take a leisurely stroll along Skyview De Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Wassenaarseslag.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the The Hague tour planner.

Getting from Lisse to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Delft.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Madurodam
4.2

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Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Cheese and More Delft and then make a trip to Beestenmarkt.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Delft journey planner.

Delft is very close to The Hague. June in Delft sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Delft

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4
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History Museum
Het steen
4.6

2
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Rotterdam

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.
Get in touch with nature at Vrouwenpolder Beach and Tiengemeten. Appreciate the collections at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Maritime Museum Rotterdam. Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk) and Indoor Skydive Roosendaal (in Roosendaal). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Rhoonse grienden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Janskerk, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, and don't miss a visit to Delfshaven.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

Rotterdam is very close to Delft. In June, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
4.3
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Specialty Museum
Watersnoodmuseum
4.7

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 21st (Mon): grab your bike and head to Kinderdijk.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kinderdijk tour builder tool.

Kinderdijk is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In June, daily temperatures in Kinderdijk can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bourtange.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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

2
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Bourtange

Bourtange ©
Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. Popular historic sites such as Veenkoloniaal Museum and HunebedCentre are in your itinerary. Fraeylemaborg and Vesting Bourtange will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bourtange: Appingedam (Winkel Centrum & Nicolaikerk Appingedam), Hunebed D43 (in Emmen) and Veenpark (in Barger-Compascuum). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, boost your wellbeing at Fontana Resort Bad Nieuweschans, experience rural life at De Sikkepit Vestingboerderij Bourtange, and contemplate the long history of D27.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bourtange travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Kinderdijk to Bourtange in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bourtange can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Bourtange

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Military Museum
Vesting Bourtange
4.3
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Specialty Museum
Fraeylemaborg
4.5

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Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Giethoorn day trip planning website.

Drive from Bourtange to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dronten.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Specialty Museum
Drents Museum
4.5
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Historic Site
Kamp Westerbork
4.2

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Dronten

Dronten ©
Dronten is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Flevoland. On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Veerdienst Urk Enkhuizen, pause for some serene contemplation at Kerkje aan de Zee, don't miss a visit to Lighthouse Urk, get engrossed in the history at Museum Het Oude Raadhuis, then get in on the family fun at Swimfun, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Wezepse Heide.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dronten day trip planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Otterlo.

Things to do in Dronten

Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Golf Course
Dorhout Mees
3.2
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Forest
Wezepse Heide
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Museum Schokland
4.2

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Otterlo

Otterlo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): trek along Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, get a new perspective on nature at Museonder, examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Kootwijkerzand, and finally identify plant and animal life at Landgoed Schovenhorst.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Otterlo online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dronten to Otterlo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Otterlo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
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Specialty Museum
Kroller-Muller Museum
4.5
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Cemetery
Airborne Cemetery
4.8

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Maastricht

Maastricht ©

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 1st (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Standbeeld van Minckelers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sphinxpassage, awaken your taste buds at Lambert Smeets, admire the masterpieces at Galerie MOA, then examine the collection at Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally make a trip to Vrijthof.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Maastricht route planning site.

Traveling by car from Otterlo to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Thorn.

Things to do in Maastricht

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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Art Gallery
Galerie MOA
4.5
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Art Gallery
Kasteel Wijlre Estate
4.6

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Thorn

Thorn ©
Thorn is a town in the municipality of Maasgouw, in the Dutch province of Limburg. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Top Alivio Saunacentrum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thorn trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Maastricht to Thorn in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Thorn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Thorn

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Duiklocatie Boschmolenplas
4.6

1
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Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Jansbasiliek.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Thorn to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Theme Park
Efteling
4.5
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Religious Site
St. John's Cathedral
4.6

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Utrecht

Utrecht ©

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 5th (Mon), take a stroll through Hof.

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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. July in Utrecht sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Woerden.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Kasteel de Haar
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Canals area
4.9
Neighborhood
Hof
4.6

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Woerden

Woerden ©
Woerden is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands. Visiting Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen and Buitenplaats Kameryck will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet and Stadsmuseum Woerden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Woerden: Boomkwekerijmuseum Boskoop (in Boskoop) and Zilvermuseum (in Schoonhoven). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reeuwijkse Plassen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Rooms-katholieke Kerk H. Franciscus van Assisie, walk around Goudse Hout, and see the interesting displays at Drive-in Museum Castellum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Woerden visit planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Woerden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Woerden can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Texel.

Things to do in Woerden

Museums · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Zilvermuseum
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Texel

Texel
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Texel trip itinerary app.

Getting from Woerden to Texel by journey takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Texel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Texel

Historic Sites
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