38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Middelburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Maastricht
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Eindhoven
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Zwolle
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Groningen
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Amsterdam
— 9 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, look for gifts at Monsieur Saucisson, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then admire the landmark architecture of Erasmus Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Madurodam and then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam online travel planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rotterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rotterdam. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in May; daily highs in Rotterdam reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Middelburg.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Euromast ©
Euromast

4
nights
Middelburg

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Middelburg: Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk), Bizarium (in Sluis) and Zierikzee (Rijksmonument Noordhavenpoort & Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Rijksmonument Kuiperspoort Middelburg, pause for some serene contemplation at de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boswachterij Westerschouwen.

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

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Middelburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rotterdam in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Middelburg: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Middelburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zierikzee, Boulevard van Vlissingen, Bizarium, Deltapark Neeltje Jans, Vrouwenpolder Beach
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Nature Reserve de Manteling ©
Nature Reserve de Manteling
Boswachterij Westerschouwen ©
Boswachterij Westerschouwen

6
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
City Hall of Maastricht has been added to your itinerary. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Roermond (National Park de Meinweg, Designer Outlet Roermond, & more), Brunssummerheide (in Heerlen) and Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud (in Swalmen). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, take in nature's colorful creations at Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg, and examine the collection at Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Middelburg to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Middelburg in May: highs in Maastricht hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Roermond, Margraten, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, Beeldentuin Maastricht
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Beeldentuin Maastricht ©
Beeldentuin Maastricht
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Cesart ©
Cesart

5
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), Attractiepark Toverland (in Sevenum) and Den Bosch (St. John's Cathedral & Noordbrabants Museum). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Helga Deen Garden & Tilburg Synagogue, and examine the collection at DAF Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Eindhoven trip tool .

You can take a bus from Maastricht to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Eindhoven, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Zwolle.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Theme Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Den Bosch, Tilburg, Efteling, Attractiepark Toverland, Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery ©
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

5
nights
Zwolle

Zwolle ©
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Zwolle: Apenheul (in Apeldoorn), Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo) and Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek). The adventure continues: explore the activities along IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), stroll through Djambo Kids Play, stop by Curly Coffee, and walk around Rijsterborgherpark.

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Drive from Eindhoven to Zwolle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Zwolle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Groningen.

Things to do in Zwolle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Apeldoorn, Deventer, Golfclub Driene, Walibi Holland, Het Reestdal
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

5
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Explore Groningen's surroundings by going to Leeuwarden (Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden & Fries Museum), Assen (Drents Museum & TT Races) and Kamp Westerbork (in Hooghalen). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, admire the striking features of Martinitoren, and take a stroll through Vismarkt.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Groningen trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Zwolle to Groningen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Groningen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franeker, Assen, Leeuwarden, Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, The Wadden Sea
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium

9
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Vleeshal, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Groningen to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Haarlem
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 19:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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