60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Kaatsheuvel
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Kaatsheuvel
— 6 nights
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Valkenburg
— 7 nights
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Arnhem
— 7 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 8 nights
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Den Helder
— 5 nights
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Texel
— 5 nights
Ferry to Den Helder, Veerhaven, Train to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
— 21 nights
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Kaatsheuvel — 6 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergen op Zoom (Sint Gertrudiskerk & Grote Markt), BillyBird Park Hemelrijk (in Volkel) and Kampina (in Boxtel). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Efteling. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen. There's lots more to do: stroll through Ossendrechtse duinen, steep yourself in history at De Kerkhovense Molen, get to know the resident critters at Safaripark Beekse Bergen, and look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kaatsheuvel day trip planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Erbil to Kaatsheuvel due to the time zone difference. In September, Kaatsheuvel is cooler than Erbil - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Valkenburg.
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Valkenburg — 7 nights

Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm.
Get out of town with these interesting Valkenburg side-trips: St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn), Basiliek Onze Lieve Vrouw van het Heilig Hart (in Sittard) and Sint Annamolen Keent (in Weert). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Speeltuin de Klimbim, explore the fascinating underground world of Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg, and delve into the lush surroundings at Strabrechtse Heide.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Valkenburg online day trip planner.

Drive from Kaatsheuvel to Valkenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arnhem.
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Arnhem — 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arnhem: The Educatorium (in Ootmarsum), Golfclub Driene (in Hengelo) and Pelmolen (in Rijssen). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Het Reestdal, find something for the whole family at Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten, identify plant and animal life at Kootwijkerzand, and trek along Wezepse Heide.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arnhem travel planner.

Traveling by car from Valkenburg to Arnhem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Arnhem sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leeuwarden.
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Leeuwarden — 8 nights

Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeuwarden: Sint Jansklooster (De Wieden & Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden), Giethoorn (Giethoorn Floramics & Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus) and Winkel Centrum (in Appingedam). The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, get engrossed in the history at Skutsje museum, and get in on the family fun at Drouwenerzand Attractiepark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden day trip website.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Leeuwarden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Den Helder.
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Den Helder — 5 nights

Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Change things up with these side-trips from Den Helder: Medemblik (Pekelharinghaven & Nederlands Stoommachinemuseum), De Goudvis (in Sint Maartenszee) and ZeeVerse Vismarkt (in Den Oever). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Marinemuseum, trek along Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion), stroll around Floratuin, and kick back and relax at Callantsoog Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Den Helder trip planner.

Drive from Leeuwarden to Den Helder in 1.5 hours. October in Den Helder sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Texel.
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Texel — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Texel: Sint Maartenszee (Land van Fluwel & Sint Maartenszee Strand) and Acon Dirt Track Racing (in Sint Maarten).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Texel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Den Helder to Texel takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 21 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Prostitution Information Center (PIC). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee), Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat) and Rotterdam (Euromast & Theme Park Plaswijckpark). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The Jordaan, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip tool.

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. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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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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