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
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Schiermonnikoog
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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. Head to Galerie POP and Dordtyartfor plenty of shopping. World Heritage Kinderdijk and Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Cenakel kerk (in Heilig Landstichting), Kasteel Heeswijk (in Heeswijk-Dinther) and Groesbeek (Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery & Vrijheidsmuseum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Westkapelle (high), look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vrouwenpolder Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaatsheuvel day trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Kaatsheuvel is 6 hours. Traveling from Louisville in September, things will get little chillier in Kaatsheuvel: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Boekhandel Dominicanen and Hoensbroek Castle will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Netherlands American Cemetery and Kasteel Wijlre Estate. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Museum De Locht (in Melderslo), Arcen (Thermaalbad Arcen, Kasteeltuinen Arcen, &more) and Venlo (Venlo binnenstad, Beej Benders, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, look for all kinds of wild species at Op Ezel Avontuur, pause for some serene contemplation at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), and don't miss a visit to Vrijthof.

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You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough 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. Escape the urban bustle at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Waterloopbos. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fraeylemaborg and UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal. 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). There's lots more to do: trek along Schaapskooi Ermelo, tour the pleasant surroundings at De Dinkel, admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, and admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Zwolle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zwolle road trip tool.

Drive from Maastricht to Zwolle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Zwolle are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hijrre Pottenbakkerij and Bunkermuseum Schlei. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog and Eilander Balg Express. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bunker Wassermann, enjoy the sea views from Noordertoren, enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Vredenhof.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Schiermonnikoog trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zwolle to Schiermonnikoog. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Schiermonnikoog when traveling from Zwolle in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap and Museum 't Behouden Huys. Get some historical perspective at Vuurtoren Brandaris and Bunkers Terschelling. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum, look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap Nederland, and explore and take pictures at Terschelling Eilandtuks.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. In September, daytime highs in Terschelling are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Texel on the 1st (Fri).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Texel — 7 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Utopia and VogelInformatiecentrum Texel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Texel: Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp), Poldertuin Anna Paulowna, Klein Keukenhof (in Anna Paulowna) and Den Helder (De Helderse Vallei, Redding museum, Den Helder, &more).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Texel trip builder website.

Take a bus from Terschelling to Texel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.
Wildlife · Parks · 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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Louwman Museum The Hague. Venture out of the city with trips to De Groot Recreatie (in Hippolytushoef), Julianapark (in Hoorn) and Slotkapel Egmond uit 1431 (in Egmond aan den Hoef). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online day trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) 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.