60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Kaatsheuvel
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Kaatsheuvel
— 7 nights
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Maastricht
— 6 nights
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Zwolle
— 7 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 3 nights
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Terschelling
— 3 nights
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Texel
— 7 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 26 nights
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Kaatsheuvel — 7 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Get in touch with nature at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Mastbos Breda. Shop till you drop at Galerie POP and Passage. Explore Kaatsheuvel's surroundings by going to Cenakel kerk (in Heilig Landstichting), Groesbeek (Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery & Vrijheidsmuseum) and Kasteel Heeswijk (in Heeswijk-Dinther). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of World Heritage Kinderdijk, get in on the family fun at Efteling, take in the exciting artwork at Dordtyart, and get a new perspective on nature at Het Oertijdmuseum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel road trip app.

Louisville, USA to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Louisville in October, you will find days in Kaatsheuvel are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maastricht.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Maastricht — 6 nights

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Head to Kasteel Wijlre Estate and Grote Staatfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boekhandel Dominicanen and Netherlands American Cemetery. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Venlo (Venlo binnenstad, Beej Benders, &more), Hoensbroek Castle (in Hoensbroek) and Arcen (Thermaalbad Arcen, Kasteeltuinen Arcen, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, make a trip to Vrijthof, admire the masterpieces at Galerie MOA, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museum Abdijkerk Thorn.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maastricht trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zwolle.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Zwolle — 7 nights

Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Popular historic sites such as UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal and Het Verscholen Dorp are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Waterloopbos. Explore Zwolle's surroundings by going to Castle and gardens Twickel (in Delden), Ootmarsum (Museum Het Drostenhuis, Museum Ton Schulten, &more) and Huis Singraven (in Denekamp). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at First Frisian Icescating Museum, get engrossed in the history at Veenkoloniaal Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Delfi Form, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Cannenburch.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zwolle travel planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Zwolle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Zwolle are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Schiermonnikoog.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Schiermonnikoog — 3 nights

Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Get a sense of the local culture at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij and Bunker Wassermann. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Noordertoren and Vredenhof. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Eilander Balg Express, get engrossed in the history at Bunkermuseum Schlei, don't miss a visit to Whale Jaws, and pause for some photo ops at Statue "de Schiere Monnik".

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Schiermonnikoog trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zwolle to Schiermonnikoog. In October in Schiermonnikoog, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Terschelling.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Terschelling — 3 nights

One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wrakkenmuseum and Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap. Get some historical perspective at Bunkers Terschelling and Vuurtoren Brandaris. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at De Boekenboer, step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, ride a horse along Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden, and admire all the interesting features of Terschelling Eilandtuks.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Terschelling road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Texel on the 30th (Sat).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Texel — 7 nights

Museum-lovers will get to explore Eiland Galerij and Marinemuseum. Shop till you drop at Chocolaterie Smidt and Boeken aan de Dijk. Venture out of the city with trips to Poldertuin Anna Paulowna, Klein Keukenhof (in Anna Paulowna), Den Helder (De Helderse Vallei, Redding museum, Den Helder, &more) and Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Texel trip maker site.

You can take a bus from Terschelling to Texel in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Amsterdam — 26 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Slotkapel Egmond uit 1431 (in Egmond aan den Hoef), De Groot Recreatie (in Hippolytushoef) and Julianapark (in Hoorn). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Zuiderzeemuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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.