9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

9 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands vacation planner
Make it your trip
— 5 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Cairo


Amsterdam — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)) and The Hague (Prison Gate Museum & The Hague Tower). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam attractions app.

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Amsterdam. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Texel.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Texel — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, and then play a few rounds at Golfbaan De Texelse. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at VogelInformatiecentrum Texel, then surround yourself with nature on Calidris Birdsafaries, and then get to know the fascinating history of Waddeneiland Texel.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Texel road trip site.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In October in Texel, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oisterwijk.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
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Oisterwijk — 1 night

Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

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

Drive from Texel to Oisterwijk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Oisterwijk are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife
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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.