60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Sluis
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Sluis
— 2 nights
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Maastricht
— 7 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 6 nights
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Arnhem
— 6 nights
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Enschede
— 7 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam
— 24 nights
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Sluis

— 2 nights
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. On the 2nd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Theetuin De Mol, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum Het Warenhuis - Museum Land van Axel, and then see the interesting displays at Schoolmuseum Schooltijd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): meet the residents at Struisvogelboerderij Monnikenwerve, then admire the natural beauty at Juust Wa'k Wou, then look for gifts at Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren, and finally see the interesting displays at Bizarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sluis trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Sluis is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Sluis is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Sluis hover around 71°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thorn (St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) & Loretokapel), Roermond (Maria Theresia Brug, Stadhuis Roermond, &more) and Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum (in Nederweert-Eind). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cesart, take in the views from Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, admire the striking features of Eiffelgebouw, and admire the natural beauty at Beeldentuin Maastricht.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maastricht vacation planning app.

Drive from Sluis to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. In July in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel

— 6 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaatsheuvel: Dordrecht (Board Academy & Nationaal Medisch Museum), De Onderneming (in Wissenkerke) and National Park De Biesbosch (in Drimmelen). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Nollebos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Joostkapel Breda, stroll through Oostkapelle Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Badstrand.

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You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arnhem

— 6 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Berg en Dal (Wandelroute Heerlijkheid Beek & Amusementspark Tivoli), Speeltuin De Blije Dries (in Wijchen) and Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, stroll through Natuurmonumenten-route Planken Wambuis, examine the collection at Museumstation Beekbergen, and sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arnhem route planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Enschede.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Enschede

— 7 nights
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Change things up with these side-trips from Enschede: Kasteel Warmelo (in Diepenheim), Brandweermuseum Borculo (in Borculo) and Klompenmuseum (in Enter). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grolsch Brewery Tour, step into the grandiose world of Castle and gardens Twickel, delve into the lush surroundings at Het Reestdal, and stroll the grounds of Holten Canadian War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Enschede trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Arnhem to Enschede by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Enschede are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Enschede

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Leeuwarden

— 7 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Get out of town with these interesting Leeuwarden side-trips: Museum Mohlmann (in Appingedam), Klooster-wandeling Aduard (in Aduard) and Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at The Wadden Sea, identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and explore the striking landscape of National Park De Alde Faenen.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Enschede to Leeuwarden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 24 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Madurodam, Sea Life Scheveningen, &more), Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825 (in Leiden). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and don't miss a visit to Leidseplein.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit planner.

Getting from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.