28 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

28 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Arnhem
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Arnhem
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hellevoetsluis
— 5 nights
Drive
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Texel
— 5 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 12 nights
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Arnhem — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nijmegen (Speeltuin de Leemkuil, Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, &more), Sint Petrusbasiliek (in Oirschot) and Bottle Distillery (in Eindhoven). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, walk around Het Hulsbeek, appreciate the history behind Stellingmolen De Nijverheid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum de Dreijen.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arnhem trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Arnhem is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. May in Arnhem sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hellevoetsluis.
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Hellevoetsluis — 5 nights

Hellevoetsluis is a small city and municipality on Voorne-Putten Island in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Change things up with these side-trips from Hellevoetsluis: Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Carnisse Grienden (in Barendrecht) and Brusea (in Bruinisse). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, don't miss a visit to AMS Bernisse, let little ones run wild at Speelnatuur Tiengemeten, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Canadese Oorlogsbegraafplaats Bergen op Zoom.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hellevoetsluis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Hellevoetsluis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Texel.
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Texel — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Texel: Den Helder (De Nollen, Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, &more), Acon Dirt Track Racing (in Sint Maarten) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Texel tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Hellevoetsluis to Texel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Texel sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse), Haarlem (Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Molen De Adriaan Museum, &more) and Delft (Old Church, Nieuwe Kerk, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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