31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

31 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kaatsheuvel
— 3 nights
2
Amsterdam
— 10 nights
3
Texel
— 5 nights
4
Groningen
— 4 nights
5
Apeldoorn
— 4 nights
6
Maastricht
— 4 nights

3
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Efteling and Oostkapelle Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kaatsheuvel side-trips: Dordrecht (Grote Kerk & Imbarcazione Barone), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Engelermeer (in Den Bosch). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, get a taste of the local shopping with Sjakie's Chocolademuseum, and stroll around rijksmonument Houtmansplantsoen uit 1829.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaatsheuvel travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dordrecht, Den Bosch, rijksmonument Houtmansplantsoen uit 1829, Sjakie's Chocolademuseum, Safaripark Beekse Bergen
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Efteling
Efteling
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

10
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canals area and Micropia. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Utrecht (St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, Dom Tower, &more), Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Amstel, and see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip tool.

Getting from Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Utrecht, Edam, Zaandam, The Hague
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Canals area ©
Canals area
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Texel

Texel ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Ecomare and Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Texel: Callantsoog (Natuurgebied Zwanenwater & Callantsoog Beach) and Den Helder (Het Nollenlandschap, Redding museum, Den Helder, &more).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Texel day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Texel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Den Helder, Callantsoog
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Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Ecomare ©
Ecomare
Klimmen EnZo ©
Klimmen EnZo

4
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Groninger Museum and Eise Eisinga Planetarium. Change things up with these side-trips from Groningen: Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen), Leeuwarden (Provincial House (Provinciehuis), Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, &more) and Buren (Museum Buren en Oranje & Landbouw-Juttersmuseum Swartwoude).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Groningen trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train from Texel to Groningen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, Buren, Hortus Botanicus Haren, Klooster-wandeling Aduard, Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld
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Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Amelander Musea ©
Amelander Musea

4
nights
Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn ©
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kroller-Muller Museum and Walibi Holland. Change things up with these side-trips from Apeldoorn: Otterlo (Natuurmonumenten-route Planken Wambuis & Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand), Escape Room Nederland (in Bunschoten) and Holten Canadian War Cemetery (in Holten). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Paleis Het Loo, get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, meet the residents at Apenheul, and play a few rounds at Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Apeldoorn online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Apeldoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Apeldoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Otterlo, Arnhem, Deventer, Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh, Walibi Holland
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Escape Room Nederland ©
Escape Room Nederland
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Paleis Het Loo ©
Paleis Het Loo

4
nights
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vrijthof and Maastricht Underground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: Dierenrijk (in Nuenen), Bottle Distillery (in Eindhoven) and Museum Klok & Peel (in Asten). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, admire the striking features of Kapel in 't Zand, let the kids burn off some steam at Playing Ground Fort Willem, and don't miss a visit to Eiffelgebouw.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Maastricht trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Apeldoorn to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valkenburg, Roermond, Valkenswaard, Dierenrijk, Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud
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Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof
Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen

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