15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands travel planner
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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
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Zwolle
— 4 nights
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Maastricht
— 1 night
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Utrecht
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Amsterdam is 6 hours. When traveling from Ottawa in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Zwolle.
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Zwolle — 4 nights

Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Your day by day itinerary now includes De Rode Leeuw. Get some historical perspective at De Peperbus Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren and Dominicanenklooster Zwolle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterloopbos and Historisch Centrum Overijssel. Change things up with a short trip to De Oude Aarde in Giethoorn (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bonami game console Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zwolle route planning website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Zwolle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.
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Maastricht — 1 night

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Helpoort - Vesting Museum Maastricht and then explore the historical opulence of Hoensbroek Castle.

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Traveling by car from Zwolle to Maastricht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Utrecht.
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Utrecht — 2 nights

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Street Food Tour Utrecht as well as Utrecht Craft Beer Tours. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of DOMunder and then learn the secrets of beer at Utrecht Craft Beer Tours. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) and then sample some tasty brews at Street Food Tour Utrecht.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Utrecht trip builder.

Drive from Maastricht to Utrecht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 5 nights

Van Gogh Museum has been added to your itinerary. Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Enjoy Amsterdam some more: stop by The Jordaan, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Amstel.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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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