31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

Make it your trip
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Amsterdam
— 20 nights
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Sluis
— 1 night
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Oisterwijk
— 3 nights
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Arnhem
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam

— 20 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, &more), Haarlem (De Vishal, Grote Markt, &more) and Delft (Nieuwe Kerk, Museum Prinsenhof Delft, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at museum Beelden aan Zee, stroll around Vondelpark, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. In December, Amsterdam is cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Sluis

— 1 night
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum Het Belfort, examine the collection at Bizarium, and then stop by Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sluis online vacation planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Sluis in 3 hours. December in Sluis sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Oisterwijk.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Shopping

Oisterwijk

— 3 nights
Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Change things up with these side-trips from Oisterwijk: Galerie Lilja Zakirova (in Heusden), Breda (Rat Verleghstadion, Miniaturenmuseum Breda, &more) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Schrobbeler, get your bearings at DePetrus, and get in on the family fun at Efteling.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Oisterwijk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sluis to Oisterwijk takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Oisterwijk

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 6 nights

Little Hague of the East

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kasteel Tongelaar (in Mill), Cenakel kerk (in Heilig Landstichting) and Paleispark Het Loo (in Apeldoorn). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, take a peaceful walk through Wezepse Heide, brush up on your military savvy at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, and cruise along CabrioRentEvents.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arnhem trip website.

Traveling by car from Oisterwijk to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. In December in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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.