12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

12 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Zwolle
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Groningen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Zwolle

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. On the 29th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Het Reestdal and then explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zwolle online journey planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zwolle is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in February: high temperatures in Zwolle hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Groningen.

Things to do in Zwolle

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Het Reestdal, Airborne Cemetery, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

2
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National park Dwingelderveld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Drentsche Aa and then head outdoors with Pieterpad.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Groningen online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zwolle to Groningen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamp Westerbork, Pieterpad, National park Dwingelderveld, National Park Drentsche Aa
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National park Dwingelderveld ©
National park Dwingelderveld
Kamp Westerbork ©
Kamp Westerbork

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Hotel Scooters and Bike Is Ready. Bring the kids along to NEMO Science Museum and Museon. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Hofje van Noblet (in Haarlem) and The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and hike along Park Frankendael.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip app.

Getting from Groningen to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Hofje van Noblet
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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