60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

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Kaatsheuvel
— 8 nights
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Maastricht
— 6 nights
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Apeldoorn
— 6 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 6 nights
Drive
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Terschelling
— 6 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 3 nights
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Texel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 17 nights
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Kaatsheuvel

— 8 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. St. John's Cathedral and Kasteel Beverweerd are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as World Heritage Kinderdijk and Rijksmonument de Koepoort van Middelburg uit 1735 are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaatsheuvel: Middelburg (Rijksmonument Voormalige Vismarkt Middelburg & Sjakie's Chocolademuseum), Golfclub Dorpswaard (in Kerkdriel) and Den Bosch (Korte Putstraat & Burggolf Haverleij). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen, boost your wellbeing at Wellness Centre de Thermen, walk around Poort van Heusden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Natuurgebied Langstraat.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Kaatsheuvel. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Kaatsheuvel to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 8:

Maastricht

— 6 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Boekhandel Dominicanen and Strijp-S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maastricht Underground and Falconcrest Roofvogelpark. Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Eindhoven (Golfbaan Welschap, Soap Treatment Store, &more), Hapert (in Hapert) and Landgoed Duynenwater (in Eersel). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Duiklocatie Boschmolenplas, do a tasting at Winery Fromberg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, and try to win big at Fair Play Casino Maastricht.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Maastricht

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

Apeldoorn

— 6 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kroller-Muller Museum and Stedelijk Museum Zwolle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Het Aardhuis and Multi-activiteitencentrum Pitch&Putt Bussloo. Explore Apeldoorn's surroundings by going to Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand (in Otterlo), Deventer (Botermarkt Deventer, De Proosdij, &more) and Bezoekerscentrum Nunspeet (in Nunspeet). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Leersumse Veld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren / De Peperbus, view the masterpieces at Galerie Delfi Form, and hunt for treasures at Weerselose Markt.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Apeldoorn journey site.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Apeldoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Apeldoorn sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

Leeuwarden

— 6 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Fries Museum and Galerie De Gangerie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Rondvaartbedrijf Kiewied and Groote Zand Hooghalen. Get out of town with these interesting Leeuwarden side-trips: Groningen (Jozef Israels monument, Groninger Museum, &more), Swimfun (in Joure) and De Hege Gerzen (in Oudemirdum). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galerie de Roos van Tudor, examine the collection at Het Nationaal Modelspoor Museum, try to win big at Holland casino Leeuwarden, and relax and rejuvenate at SpaWell.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leeuwarden travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Leeuwarden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Leeuwarden are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Terschelling.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:

Terschelling

— 6 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap and Bunkers Terschelling. Let the collections at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak and Wrakkenmuseum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap Nederland, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, stop by De Boekenboer, and kick back and relax at Groene strand.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Terschelling trip planning app.

You can drive from Leeuwarden to Terschelling in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Terschelling are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:

Schiermonnikoog

— 3 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Visiting Eilander Balg Express and Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunker Wassermann and Noordertoren. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand, hike along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, don't miss a visit to Whale Jaws, and examine the collection at Shellmuseum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Schiermonnikoog online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Terschelling to Schiermonnikoog. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Texel

— 6 nights
Eiland Galerij and Cultuurhistorisch Museum Texel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Utopia. Get out of town with these interesting Texel side-trips: Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp), Den Helder (Het Nollenlandschap, De Klimvallei B.V., &more) and Vlietermonument (in Den Oever).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Texel trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Texel with the Route module. April in Texel sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 10:

Amsterdam

— 17 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Moco Museum. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Portuguese Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Ruine Huis te Riviere (in Schiedam), Rotterdam (Meent, Markthal, &more) and St. Franciscus Xaverius Kerk Amersfoort (in Amersfoort). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower, see the interesting displays at Micropia, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip tool.

Getting from Texel to Amsterdam by combination of ferry and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 27:

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.