60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands travel planner

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 8 nights
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Arnhem
— 8 nights
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Groningen
— 8 nights
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Schiermonnikoog
— 5 nights
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Terschelling
— 5 nights
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Texel
— 8 nights
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— 17 nights
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Maastricht

— 8 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Visit Netherlands American Cemetery and Vuursteenmijn for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kasteel Wijlre Estate and Vincent van Gogh Huis. Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: Landgoed Duynenwater (in Eersel), Middelburg (Rijksmonument de Koepoort van Middelburg uit 1735 & Sjakie's Chocolademuseum) and The Vincent Affair (in Nuenen). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GaiaZOO, look for gifts at Mosae Forum Maastricht, buy something for everyone on your list at Entre-Deux, and awaken your taste buds at St. Martinus.

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

Flint, USA to Maastricht is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Flint to Maastricht. When traveling from Flint in May, plan for slightly colder days in Maastricht, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Maastricht

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 7:

Arnhem

— 8 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.
Appreciate the collections at Paleis Het Loo and Galerie Delfi Form. Get a sense of the local culture at St. John's Cathedral and Kroller-Muller Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Arnhem: Apeldoorn (Apenheul & Klimbos Veluwe), Het Aardhuis (in Hoog-Soeren) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Warnsborn, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconcrest Roofvogelpark, look for gifts at Sassenstraat, and get outside with Beldert Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arnhem trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Maastricht to Arnhem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. June in Arnhem sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 15:

Groningen

— 8 nights
Get in touch with nature at Rondvaartbedrijf Kiewied and Groote Zand Hooghalen. Get some cultural insight at Fries Museum and Hunebed Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Groningen: Boomkroonpad (in Drouwen), Eext (Hunebed D12 & Hunebed D13) and Galerie de Roos van Tudor (in Leeuwarden).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Groningen road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Groningen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 23:

Schiermonnikoog

— 5 nights
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bunker Wassermann and Noordertoren. Step off the beaten path and head to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog and Oosterstrand. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vredenhof, don't miss a visit to Gallery Ogygia, get a dose of the wild on Eilander Balg Express, and view the masterpieces at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Schiermonnikoog attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Groningen to Schiermonnikoog. When traveling from Groningen in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Schiermonnikoog, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Terschelling

— 5 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Wrakkenmuseum and Museum 't Behouden Huys are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and Terpstra Huifkartochten & Paardrijden. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Bunkers Terschelling, examine the collection at Centrum voor Natuur en Landschap, enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Terschelling travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Texel.

Things to do in Terschelling

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Texel

— 8 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lighthouse Texel and Vlietermonument. Get a sense of the local culture at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora and War Cemetery Den Burg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Texel: Callantsoog (Callantsoog Beach & Juttersmuseum Callantsoog) and Het Nollenlandschap (in Den Helder).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Texel tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Terschelling to Texel takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strand Muiderberg and Zwemstrand Naarderbos. Take a break from the city and head to Het Loetbos and Herengracht. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Utrecht (Canals area, Dom Tower, &more), Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen) and Castellum Hoge Woerd (in De Meern). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westerkerk, steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue, stop by Mercatorplein, and examine the collection at Erotic Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route planning website.

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 July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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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.