38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

38 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Arnhem
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Arnhem
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tilburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hellevoetsluis
— 6 nights
Drive
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Texel
— 5 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 14 nights
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Arnhem — 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arnhem: Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen (in Nijmegen), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Overloon War Museum (in Overloon). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, stop by Het Colofon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Speeltuin De Blije Dries, and trek along Natuurmonumenten-route Planken Wambuis.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arnhem trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Arnhem is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tampa in May: high temperatures in Arnhem hover around 64°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tilburg.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

Tilburg — 6 nights

The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
Venture out of the city with trips to Den Bosch (Het Bossche Broek, De Wonderlijke Klim, &more), Eindhoven (Genneper Parken & Bottle Distillery) and Patisserie de rouw (in Vught). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Efteling, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, get engrossed in the history at HomeComputerMuseum, and relax in the rural setting at IJzertijdboerderij.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tilburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Arnhem to Tilburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Tilburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hellevoetsluis.
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Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:

Hellevoetsluis — 6 nights

Hellevoetsluis is a small city and municipality on Voorne-Putten Island in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Get out of town with these interesting Hellevoetsluis side-trips: Hoek van Holland (Maeslantkering & Het Keringhuis), Bergen op Zoom (Blote Voetenpad & Canadese Oorlogsbegraafplaats Bergen op Zoom) and Fort De Roovere (in Halsteren). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, let the kids burn off some steam at Speelnatuur Tiengemeten, explore the activities along De Kwade Hoek, and kick back and relax at Strand Rockanje.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hellevoetsluis attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tilburg to Hellevoetsluis takes 1.5 hours. In June in Hellevoetsluis, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Texel.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:

Texel — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Texel: Den Helder (Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, Redding museum, Den Helder, &more), Poldertuin Anna Paulowna, Klein Keukenhof (in Anna Paulowna) and Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp).

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Texel trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hellevoetsluis to Texel in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Texel, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:

Amsterdam — 14 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), The Hague (Madurodam, The Hague Tower, &more) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, take a stroll through Leidseplein, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip 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 June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 30:

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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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