11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands tour planner
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— 3 nights
Den Burg, Texel
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Bus to Tilburg, Train to Brussels, Fly to Beirut


Amsterdam — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Utrecht (Dom Tower & Canals area) and Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Museum Quarter, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Amsterdam is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Amsterdam. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Beirut in October: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Den Burg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Den Burg, Texel — 1 night

Den Burg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Utopia, then identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at War Cemetery Den Burg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Den Burg vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Den Burg takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Den Burg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arnhem.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Arnhem — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Apenheul, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and then make a trip to Korenmarkt. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, and then trek along Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arnhem visit site.

You can drive from Den Burg to Arnhem in 3 hours. October in Arnhem sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Maastricht — 1 night

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dinghuis, explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Entre-Deux.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maastricht online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Arnhem to Maastricht in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Kaatsheuvel — 3 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaatsheuvel: Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) (in Utrecht) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral and get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel day trip planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sun).
Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.