53 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

53 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands holiday planner
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Kaatsheuvel
— 5 nights
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Maastricht
— 7 nights
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Arnhem
— 6 nights
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Enschede
— 7 nights
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Assen
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam
— 14 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam

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Kaatsheuvel — 5 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Explore Kaatsheuvel's surroundings by going to La Trappe Brouwerij, Proeflokaal en Kloosterwinkel (in Berkel-Enschot), Kampina (in Boxtel) and National Park De Biesbosch (in Drimmelen). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Efteling, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Kapelberg, identify plant and animal life at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, and relax in the rural setting at IJzertijdboerderij.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel visit planner.

Amsterdam to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Maastricht.
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Maastricht — 7 nights

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Explore Maastricht's surroundings by going to Roermond (Speeltuin Kitskensberg & Nationaal Indie-monument), Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud (in Swalmen) and Missie Zusters Steyl (in Steijl). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, make a trip to Eiffelgebouw, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and get engrossed in the history at Rijtuigenmuseum Valkenswaard.

Before you visit Maastricht, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. May in Maastricht sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Arnhem.
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Arnhem — 6 nights

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 Otterlo (Kroller-Muller Museum & Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand), Arboretum de Dreijen (in Wageningen) and De Brink (in Deventer). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, trek along Landgoed Mariendaal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cenakel kerk, and explore the historical opulence of Landgoed Staverden.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Arnhem sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Arnhem in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Arnhem are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Enschede.
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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: Avonturenpark Hellendoorn (in Hellendoorn), Greftenhoeve (in Vriezenveen) and AMM (Amerikaans Motor Museum) (in Raalte). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Natuurgebied Beekvliet. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Grolsch Brouwerij Tour, take a peaceful walk through Het Reestdal, see some colorful creatures with Diveworld, and stroll the grounds of Holten Canadian War Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Enschede sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Arnhem to Enschede in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Enschede, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Assen.
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Assen — 7 nights

Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. Venture out of the city with trips to Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 (in Sneek). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, examine the collection at De Wachter, and get a new perspective on nature at Ellert en Brammert.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Assen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Enschede to Assen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 14 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Edam (Edam Cheese market, Edams Museum, &more), The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more) and museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, walk around Vondelpark, and make a trip to Leidseplein.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planner.

Drive from Assen to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Texel.
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Texel — 6 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Texel: Floratuin (in Julianadorp), Poldertuin Anna Paulowna, Klein Keukenhof (in Anna Paulowna) and Den Helder (Redding museum, Den Helder, Marinemuseum, &more).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Texel day trip website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Texel by combination of train and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Texel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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