36 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

36 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands attractions planner
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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 6 nights
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Eindhoven
— 4 nights
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Utrecht
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam
— 5 nights
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The Hague
— 14 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Curacao

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Maastricht — 6 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Take a break from the city and head to Schutterspark and MergelRijk. Step off the beaten path and head to War Museum Eyewitness and Castle Eijsden. Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: Hoensbroek Castle (in Hoensbroek), St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn) and Barefoot Park Brunssum (in Brunssum). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Marres, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie MOA, get a taste of the local shopping with Huub Hannen Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Thermenmuseum (Roman Baths Museum).

Before you visit Maastricht, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Curacao, Curacao to Maastricht is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Curacao to Maastricht due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curacao in August, you will find days in Maastricht are little chillier (27°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

Eindhoven — 4 nights

Design Capital of Europe

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like DePetrus and Geniemuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at Philips Historical Products and EDAH Museum Helmond. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eindhoven: Natuurgebied De Moerputten (in Den Bosch) and De Kerkhovense Molen (in Oisterwijk). The adventure continues: trek along Strabrechtse Heide, don't miss a visit to Temple des Augustins, walk around Genneper Parken, and stop by Urban Shopper.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven day trip planning tool.

Getting from Maastricht to Eindhoven by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Utrecht — 3 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castellum Hoge Woerd and Museum Sjoel Elburg. You'll explore and learn at Museum Elburg and Noord Veluws Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Vischpoort (in Elburg), Het Nederlands Tegelmuseum (in Otterlo) and Glider Collection Wolfheze (in Wolfheze). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039, look for gifts at Subcultures - Spellenwinkel, and hike along Ginkelse Heide.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Utrecht sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Eindhoven to Utrecht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Amsterdam — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum BroekerVeiling, hike along Klimduin, and then browse the fresh offerings at Nieuwmarkt. On the next day, view the masterpieces at WONDR Experience, view the masterpieces at Mark Raven Amsterdam Art, then take a stroll through Kalverstraat, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Noordhollands Duinreservaat.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Rotterdam — 5 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet and Museum Rotterdam 40-45 NU. Let the collections at Ramtorenschip Buffel and Mariniers Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Droogdok Jan Blanken (in Hellevoetsluis), Gouda (Gouds Kaashuis & Museum Gouda) and Brielle (Historisch Museum Den Briel & Stadswandeling Brielle). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Het Loetbos, admire the landmark architecture of World Port Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Remastered, and see the interesting displays at Jenever Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam journey planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to The Hague.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

The Hague — 14 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum De Lakenhal and Molenmuseum de Valk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) and De Mesdag Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Hague: Leiden (Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Hooglandse Kerk, &more), Noordwijk (Langevelderslag, Museum Engelandvaarders, &more) and Katwijks Museum (in Katwijk). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Kinderboekenmuseum, brush up on your military savvy at Widerstandsnest 67 HL, Stichting Atlantikwall Musuem Scheveningen, take in the exciting artwork at Prinsenkwartier, and get engrossed in the history at Haags Historisch Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read The Hague holiday builder tool.

Drive from Rotterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — Oct 1:

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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