31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands visit planner
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Arnhem
— 3 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 5 nights
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Train to Leeuwarden, Bus to Den Oever, Busstation, Taxi to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 10 nights
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Maastricht
— 4 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
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Arnhem — 3 nights

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Explore hidden gems such as Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark. Kroller-Muller Museum and Glider Collection Wolfheze will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Arnhem side-trips: National Hideout Museum (in Aalten) and Apeldoorn (Apenheul & Paleis Het Loo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, learn about all things military at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, and trek along Klompenpad.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Arnhem road trip planning website.

London, UK to Arnhem is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Arnhem. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Groningen.
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Groningen — 5 nights

Appreciate the collections at Groninger Museum and Fries Scheepvaart Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fraeylemaborg and The Wadden Sea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: Franeker (KunstKamer Franeker & Eise Eisinga Planetarium), Museum Slag bij Heiligerlee (in Heiligerlee) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum).

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Groningen trip maker tool.

Getting from Arnhem to Groningen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Groningen are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Texel.
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Texel — 6 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and Cultuurhistorisch Museum Texel. Appreciate the collections at Marinemuseum and Eiland Galerij. Step out of Texel to go to Den Helder and see Redding museum, Den Helder, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Texel itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry from Groningen to Texel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 10 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and Louwman Museum The Hague. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Rotterdam (Markthal, Erasmus Bridge, &more), Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen) and Delft (Old Church & Vermeer Centrum Delft). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, don't miss a visit to The Amstel, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.
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Maastricht — 4 nights

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Explore hidden gems such as Maastricht Underground and Boekhandel Dominicanen. You'll explore and learn at Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum and Rijtuigenmuseum Valkenswaard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maastricht: Stadhuis Venlo (in Venlo), GaiaZOO (in Kerkrade) and Attractiepark Toverland (in Sevenum). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Eyewitness, view the masterpieces at Kasteel Wijlre Estate, stop by Passione e pura, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maastricht route maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Maastricht are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels, take an in-depth tour of Museum het Gouverneurshuis, and then get in on the family fun at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, and then steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel tour planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. October in Kaatsheuvel sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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