22 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

22 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Leeuwarden
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Maastricht
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Eindhoven
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
End: Abu Dhabi

5
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Havelte), IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum) and Wezepse Heide (in Wezep). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, make a trip to Oude Stadsbegraafplaats, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Tours, and explore the striking landscape of National Park Drentsche Aa.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leeuwarden trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Leeuwarden is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Leeuwarden, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Leeuwarden is colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Deforelpoel, Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, Galerie Terbeek, 'De Sukerei' Museum, Molen Windlust
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)

4
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud (in Swalmen), Roermond (Caroluskapel, Speeltuin Kitskensberg, &more) and Thorn (St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) & Museum Abdijkerk Thorn). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, admire the natural beauty at Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg, and don't miss a visit to Cesart.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht attractions planner.

Getting from Leeuwarden to Maastricht by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Maastricht sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Roermond, Thorn, Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg, Beeldentuin Maastricht
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Beeldentuin Maastricht ©
Beeldentuin Maastricht
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground

4
nights
Eindhoven

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), Historische Kilometer (in Breda) and Overloon War Cemetery (in Overloon). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, explore the landscape on two wheels at Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, and stroll through Speeltuin De Blije Dries.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Eindhoven trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Maastricht to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Eindhoven can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Efteling, Golfbaan Het Woold, Historische Kilometer, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Speeltuin De Blije Dries
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling
Efteling
Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen ©

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Stadhuis Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder app.

Take a train from Eindhoven to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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