31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Arnhem
— 3 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 5 nights
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Train to Leeuwarden, Bus to Den Oever, Busstation, Taxi to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 10 nights
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Maastricht
— 4 nights
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
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Arnhem — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and Paleis Het Loo. Kroller-Muller Museum and Glider Collection Wolfheze will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Arnhem side-trips: Apenheul (in Apeldoorn) and National Hideout Museum (in Aalten). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, tour the pleasant surroundings at Klompenpad, and stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arnhem day trip app.

London, UK to Arnhem is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Arnhem due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Arnhem are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Groningen.
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Groningen — 5 nights

Appreciate the collections at Groninger Museum and Fries Scheepvaart Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fraeylemaborg and Eise Eisinga Planetarium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum), KunstKamer Franeker (in Franeker) and Museum Slag bij Heiligerlee (in Heiligerlee).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Groningen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Groningen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Texel.
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Texel — 6 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and Oudheidkamer Texel. Appreciate the collections at Marinemuseum and Eiland Galerij. Step out of Texel to go to Den Helder and see Redding museum, Den Helder, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Texel itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry from Groningen to Texel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 10 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and Louwman Museum The Hague. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen), Delft (Old Church & Vermeer Centrum Delft) and Rotterdam (Markthal, Erasmus Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, don't miss a visit to The Amstel, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.
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Maastricht — 4 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Explore hidden gems such as Maastricht Underground and Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum. You'll explore and learn at War Museum Eyewitness and Rijtuigenmuseum Valkenswaard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maastricht: Attractiepark Toverland (in Sevenum), GaiaZOO (in Kerkrade) and Stadhuis Venlo (in Venlo). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, view the masterpieces at Kasteel Wijlre Estate, stop by Passione e pura, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maastricht route maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Maastricht are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels, take an in-depth tour of Museum het Gouverneurshuis, and then get in on the family fun at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, and then steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel tour planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. October in Kaatsheuvel sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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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