11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Palma De Mallorca Airport, Drive to Palma de Mallorca


Amsterdam — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and walk around Vondelpark.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip planner.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Amsterdam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Schoorl.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Schoorl — 2 nights

Schoorl is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum het Sterkenhuis, then look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Uitkijkduin Petten. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl, see the interesting displays at Museummolen Schermer, then admire the landmark architecture of Nederlands Hervormde Kerk De Rijp uit 1655, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hof Van Sonoy.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Schoorl planning site.

Drive from Amsterdam to Schoorl in an hour. In July in Schoorl, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ermelo.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Ermelo — 1 night

Ermelo is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland in the Veluwe area with a population of in.EtymologyErmelo comes from lo, meaning "woods" and irmin for which several explanations are given. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore by horseback at Schaapskooi Ermelo, identify plant and animal life at Kootwijkerzand, and then step into the grandiose world of Landgoed Staverden.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ermelo vacation maker website.

You can drive from Schoorl to Ermelo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tilburg.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Tilburg — 2 nights

The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kampina and then identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Baardwijkse Overlaat and then identify plant and animal life at Regte Heide & Riels Laag.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tilburg trip planner.

Drive from Ermelo to Tilburg in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tilburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.