21 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
— 8 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Catania


Amsterdam — 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen, Van Kleef & Zoon, &more), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more) and Delft (Markt & Museum Prinsenhof Delft). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at museum Beelden aan Zee, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planning site.

Catania, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Harlingen.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 23:

Harlingen — 2 nights

Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Grote Kerk, learn the secrets of beer at Het Brouwdok, get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, then take in the exciting artwork at KunstKamer Franeker, and finally don't miss a visit to The Bat. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazemattenmuseum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Callantsoog Beach, and then examine the collection at Grootmoederstijd en Motoren Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harlingen holiday maker website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Harlingen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Arnhem — 4 nights

Little Hague of the East

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arnhem: Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands (in Sinderen), Room Escape Games (in Zwolle) and Scooterverhuur Gelderland (in Didam). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Grolsch Brouwerij Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cenakel kerk, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van de Heilige Kruisverheffing.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arnhem travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Harlingen to Arnhem in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Tilburg.
Nature · Parks · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

Tilburg — 4 nights

The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tilburg: Rijksmonument Kuiperspoort Middelburg (in Middelburg), Bottle Distillery (in Eindhoven) and Room Escape Games (in Best). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, cast your line with Barracuda Sportvisserij, sample the fine beverages at Schrobbeler, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Topvogel.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tilburg trip planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Arnhem to Tilburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Tilburg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sluis.
Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

Sluis — 2 nights

Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. On the 4th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg, then get curious at Industrieel Museum Zeeland IMZ, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heilige Maria Hemelvaartkerk, and finally see the interesting displays at Bizarium. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Lillehammer Sauna and then trek along Wallenroute.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sluis driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tilburg to Sluis takes 2 hours. In December in Sluis, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Trails · Childrens Museums · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

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.