11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel
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Texel
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hoek van Holland
— 3 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Johannesburg

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Amsterdam — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Marketfor plenty of shopping. Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Frans Hals Museum), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Texel.
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Texel — 2 nights

On the 27th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at De Hoge Berg, identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, and then hike along Sommeltjespad. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum Galerie RAT(Recomposed Art Texel), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Calidris Birdsafaries.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Texel road trip app.

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. April in Texel sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoek van Holland.
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Hoek van Holland — 3 nights

The Hook of Holland is a town in the southwestern corner of Holland (hence the name; hoek means "corner"), at the mouth of the New Waterway shipping canal into the North Sea. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tiengemeten, then look for all kinds of wild species at Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with Wato Events, identify plant and animal life at Voornes Duin, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Rockanje.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hoek van Holland online vacation planner.

Drive from Texel to Hoek van Holland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to 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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