60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Groningen
— 6 nights
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Enschede
— 6 nights
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Roermond
— 7 nights
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Breda
— 7 nights
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Rockanje
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam
— 22 nights
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Groningen

— 6 nights
Step out of the city life by going to National park Dwingelderveld and Dive for You. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerie de Vis and Rijksmonument Martinikerk Sneek uit 1498-1503. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: Thee Huys (in Ansen), Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Kampsheide.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Groningen journey builder tool.

Amsterdam to Groningen is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Groningen can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Enschede.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:

Enschede

— 6 nights
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Popular historic sites such as Lebuinuskerk and Den Haller are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Atelier- galerie Annemiek Punt or De Winkel Tussen Kerk En Klooster. Get out of town with these interesting Enschede side-trips: Pleisterplaats De Barkel (in Wierden), Natuurmuseum Holterberg Diorama (in Holten) and Nationaal Park Veluwezoom (in Rheden). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Natuurgebied Beekvliet. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grolsch Brewery Tour, head outdoors with Diveworld, play a few rounds at Multi-activiteitencentrum Pitch&Putt Bussloo, and explore the activities along Bussloo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Enschede trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Enschede takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Roermond.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:

Roermond

— 7 nights
Roermond is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.The city of Roermond is a historically important town, on the lower Roer at the east bank of the Meuse river. Head to Raspberry Maxx and Beeldentuin Ruimte in Beeldfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) and Kasteel Hillenraad. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roermond: Hertog Jan Brouwerij (in Arcen), Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen (in Nijmegen) and Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at National Park de Meinweg. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, delve into the lush surroundings at Strabrechtse Heide, identify plant and animal life at Hapert, and tee off at Golfbaan Het Woold.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Roermond travel route app.

You can drive from Enschede to Roermond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Breda.

Things to do in Roermond

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Breda

— 7 nights
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Get a sense of the local culture at Boulevard van Vlissingen and Galerie Lilja Zakirova. For shopping fun, head to Molen De Arend or Marie Tak van Poortvliet Museum Domburg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Breda: Beer Brewery de Koningshoeven (in Berkel-Enschot), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kampina, hike along Natuurgebied De Moerputten, see the interesting displays at Bizarium, and play a few rounds at Golfclub Dorpswaard.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Breda online trip maker.

Drive from Roermond to Breda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Breda are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Rockanje.

Things to do in Breda

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Golf

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Rockanje

— 6 nights
Rockanje is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Escape the urban bustle at Landtong Rozenburg and Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen. Visit Catharijnekerk and Stadswandeling Brielle for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockanje: Tiengemeten (in Zuid-Beijerland), Akkermans Leisure & Golf (in Heensche Molen) and Sint Annaland (Duiklocatie Sint Annaland & Strand Sint-Annaland). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Rockanje, hike along De Kwade Hoek, kick back and relax at Hoek van Holland beach, and learn about all things military at Ramtorenschip Buffel.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rockanje itinerary planner.

You can drive from Breda to Rockanje in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Rockanje are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rockanje

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

Amsterdam

— 22 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.
Get outdoors at Hoge Veluwe National Park and Singel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Bloemendaal (Hertenkamp Bloemendaal & Bloemendaal Beach), Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester (in Westzaan) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation website.

You can drive from Rockanje to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 24:

Texel

— 5 nights
For shopping fun, head to Chocolaterie Smidt or Boeken aan de Dijk. Get some cultural insight at Lighthouse Texel and de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Texel: Den Helder (De Klimvallei B.V. & Redding museum, Den Helder), Callantsoog (Natuurgebied Zwanenwater & Callantsoog Beach) and Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Texel vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Texel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

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.