11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Dordrecht
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Maastricht
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hoenderloo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Dordrecht

Dordrecht ©
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Kinderdijk and then steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral and then get in on the family fun at Efteling.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dordrecht trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Dordrecht is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Dordrecht can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Efteling, World Heritage Kinderdijk, St. John's Cathedral, Kinderdijk
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk

2
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): have fun at Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, admire the striking features of Boekhandel Dominicanen, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and finally don't miss a visit to Vrijthof. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery and then stroll around National Park de Meinweg.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dordrecht to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoenderloo.

Things to do in Maastricht

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Netherlands American Cemetery, National Park de Meinweg, Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

1
night
Hoenderloo

Hoenderloo ©
Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): trek along Natuurmonumenten-route Planken Wambuis and then explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hoenderloo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Hoenderloo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Hoenderloo sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hoenderloo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Natuurmonumenten-route Planken Wambuis
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Artwatch, shop like a local with Leidseplein, and explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Hoenderloo to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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