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
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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. Step off the beaten path and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and National Park De Biesbosch. You'll explore and learn at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught and Galerie POP. Venture out of the city with trips to Cenakel kerk (in Heilig Landstichting), Kasteel Heeswijk (in Heeswijk-Dinther) and Groesbeek (Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery & Vrijheidsmuseum). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek, stroll through Oostkapelle Beach, and get in on the family fun at Efteling.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel itinerary planner.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Louisville in September: high temperatures in Kaatsheuvel hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to 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.
For shopping fun, head to Kasteel Wijlre Estate or Beej Benders. Your inner history buff will appreciate Boekhandel Dominicanen and Hoensbroek Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Maastricht: Museum De Locht (in Melderslo), Arcen (Thermaalbad Arcen, Kasteeltuinen Arcen, &more) and Venlo (Venlo binnenstad & Limburgs Museum). The adventure continues: Head underground at Maastricht Underground, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, brush up on your military savvy at Overloon War Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Maastricht trip planner.

Getting from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. September in Maastricht sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galerie Delfi Form and Waanders In De Broeren. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fraeylemaborg and Stedelijk Museum Zwolle. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle and gardens Twickel (in Delden), Ootmarsum (Museum Het Drostenhuis, Museum Ton Schulten, &more) and Huis Singraven (in Denekamp). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Schaapskooi Ermelo, steep yourself in history at D27, delve into the lush surroundings at Waterloopbos, and make a trip to UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zwolle travel planner.

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, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) 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. You'll explore and learn at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij and Bunkermuseum Schlei. Get outdoors at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog and Oosterstrand. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Eilander Balg Express, steep yourself in history at Bunker Wassermann, trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Schiermonnikoog trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zwolle to Schiermonnikoog. Traveling from Zwolle in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Schiermonnikoog, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and Viking TS3 Sleepnetvissen. Take a break from the city and head to Noordkaap Nederland and Groene strand. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at De Boekenboer, see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum, get great views at Bunkers Terschelling, and visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Brandaris.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Terschelling trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will leave for Texel on the 27th (Mon).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Texel — 7 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Utopia and VogelInformatiecentrum Texel. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and Marinemuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to 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).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Texel trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Terschelling to Texel in 2 hours. September in Texel sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can 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.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: De Groot Recreatie (in Hippolytushoef), Julianapark (in Hoorn) and Slotkapel Egmond uit 1431 (in Egmond aan den Hoef). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, don't miss a visit to Panorama Mesdag, get engrossed in the history at Zuiderzeemuseum, and take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning app.

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, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly 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.