15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Buren, Ameland
— 1 night
Unknown
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Vlieland
— 1 night
Unknown
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Texel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Fly

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Maastricht — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then don't miss a visit to Boekhandel Dominicanen, and then Head underground at Maastricht Underground. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GaiaZOO, then play a few rounds at Golfbaan Echt-Susteren, and then relax and rejuvenate at Thermen Born.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Maastricht is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Jerusalem in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Maastricht: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Groningen.
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Groningen — 2 nights

On the 6th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asser Jozefkerk, look for all kinds of wild species at Kinderboerderij de Naturij, and then test the waters at Het Friese Woud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Groninger Museum, examine the collection at Fries Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Winkelstraat Nieuwe Oosterstraat.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Groningen trip site.

Getting from Maastricht to Groningen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buren.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Spas
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Buren, Ameland — 1 night

On the 8th (Sat), head outdoors with Forellenvisvijvers 'T Nijlan, examine the collection at Amelander Musea, and then make a trip to Koren- En Mosterdmolen de Verwachting.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Buren trip planner.

You can drive from Groningen to Buren in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Groningen in October since evenings lows in Buren dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Vlieland.
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Vlieland — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Vlieland, see the interesting displays at Informatiecentrum De Noordwester, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kroonspolders.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Vlieland online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Buren to Vlieland. In October, daily temperatures in Vlieland can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Texel.
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Texel — 2 nights

On the 10th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ecomare, then identify plant and animal life at Fonteinsnol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Utopia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Waddeneiland Texel. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Protestant Church and then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Texel tour itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Vlieland to Texel with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Texel can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Canals area. Portuguese Synagogue and St. John's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Utrecht (Dom Tower & Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Texel to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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