23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h
1
Amsterdam
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
3
Delft
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Vlissingen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Eindhoven
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Zwolle
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Haarlem
— 1 night
8
Haarlem
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and De 9 Straatjes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience
De 9 Straatjes ©
De 9 Straatjes

3
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Tiengemeten, steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kinderdijk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, stop by Monsieur Saucisson, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, then see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and finally take a stroll through Kop van Zuid.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip maker.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Delft.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Tiengemeten, Kinderdijk
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus

2
nights
Delft

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Prinsenkwartier. Get outdoors at Golfbaan Delfland and Race Planet Delft. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, look for gifts at The Blue Tulip, make a trip to De Candelaer, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Lambert van Meerten.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Delft trip itinerary builder site.

Delft is very close to Rotterdam. In April, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vlissingen.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Outdoors Golf
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Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
Old Church ©
Old Church
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

2
nights
Vlissingen

Vlissingen ©
Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve de Manteling, examine the collection at Bizarium, then take in the waterfront activity at Stadshaven Goes, and finally take a stroll through Boulevard van Vlissingen. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Willibrord, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stadswallen Hulst, then see the interesting displays at Watersnoodmuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vlissingen attractions site.

Traveling by car from Delft to Vlissingen takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Vlissingen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hulst, Stadshaven Goes, Watersnoodmuseum, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44 ©
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44
Watersnoodmuseum ©
Watersnoodmuseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Flying Pins, then see the interesting displays at Philips Museum, then see the interesting displays at DAF Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Noordbrabants Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Abbemuseum, and then trek along Strabrechtse Heide.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vlissingen to Eindhoven takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zwolle.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Noordbrabants Museum, Strabrechtse Heide
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Strabrechtse Heide ©
Strabrechtse Heide
DAF Museum ©
DAF Museum

5
nights
Zwolle

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kroller-Muller Museum and Museum de Fundatie. Get some historical perspective at Airborne Cemetery and Kamp Westerbork. Change things up with these side-trips from Zwolle: Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug), Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo) and Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, look for gifts at Curly Coffee, and look for all kinds of wild species at National park Dwingelderveld.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zwolle trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Zwolle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamp Westerbork, Airborne Cemetery, Het Reestdal, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Kootwijkerzand
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum

1
night
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Alkmaar cheese market, admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, then see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Gemund. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally view the masterpieces at De Vishal.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Haarlem planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zwolle to Haarlem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Haarlem.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Alkmaar cheese market
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Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

1
night
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Het Dolhuys.

Start your trip to Haarlem by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Klim naar de hemel, Duinreservaat Castricum
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Molen De Adriaan Museum ©
Molen De Adriaan Museum
Cathedral of Saint Bavo ©
Cathedral of Saint Bavo
Het Dolhuys ©
Het Dolhuys

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