13 days in Osnabruck & The Netherlands Itinerary

13 days in Osnabruck & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Osnabruck, Germany
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Lisse, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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Osnabruck, Germany

Offering a wealth of history, both ancient and more modern, Osnabruck is also known for its fine dining, shopping, and variety of festivals.
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osnabruck day trip planner.

Hannover to Osnabruck is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Apeldoorn.
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Paleis Het Loo.

Plan trip to Apeldoorn with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Osnabruck to Apeldoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Apeldoorn can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amersfoort.
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kamperbinnenpoort, experience rural life at Stichting de Ezelsocieteit, and then get to know the resident critters at Amersfoort Zoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amersfoort tour site.

Getting from Apeldoorn to Amersfoort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Amersfoort can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 day

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey planner.

You can drive from Amersfoort to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zaandam.
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Zaandam, The Netherlands

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zaandam trip builder website.

Zaandam is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In July in Zaandam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll set off for Haarlem on the 11th (Mon).
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Haarlem, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, look for gifts at De KaasKampanje van Haarlem, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Haarlem trip itinerary maker website.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Zaandam. In July, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lisse.
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Lisse, The Netherlands — 1 day

Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. On the 13th (Wed), go for a walk through Old Zandvliet Farm, then experience rural life at Hoeve Wassergeest, then see the interesting displays at Museum de Zwarte Tulp, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Agathakerk.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisse online tour planner.

Lisse is just a short distance from Haarlem. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
The Hague is known for museums, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), admire the local landmark of Fontein Graaf Willem II, examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, and look for gifts at Baretta.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read The Hague vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lisse to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in The Hague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Delft.
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Delft, The Netherlands — 1 day

Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Beestenmarkt, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, and finally make a trip to Markt.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Delft vacation planner.

Delft is just a short distance from The Hague. In July in Delft, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, then take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam sightseeing planner.

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Delft. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gouda.
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Gouda, The Netherlands — 1 day

Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. On the 19th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Janskerk, then ponder the world of politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, then make a trip to Plaza Markt., and finally shop like a local with Gouda Cheese Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Gouda day trip planning tool.

Gouda is just a short distance from Rotterdam. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands — 2 nights

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), see the interesting displays at Kasteel de Haar, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Utrecht trip app.

You can drive from Gouda to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Enschede.
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Enschede, The Netherlands

Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castle and gardens Twickel and then sample the tasty concoctions at Grolsch Brouwerij Tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Enschede, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Utrecht to Enschede in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car 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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