13 days in Holland Itinerary

13 days in Holland Itinerary

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13 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h
1
Amsterdam
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Giethoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Sint Jansklooster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Apeldoorn
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Arnhem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Utrecht
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Kaatsheuvel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Rotterdam
— 1 night
train:  1​h
10
Haarlem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Texel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Amsterdam
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Tel Aviv

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Giethoorn on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
Giethoorn

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, look for gifts at Lekkers & Zo, and then see the interesting displays at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Giethoorn trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sint Jansklooster.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Shopping
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De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie
Lekkers & Zo ©
Lekkers & Zo

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nights
Sint Jansklooster

Sint Jansklooster ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of De Wieden, then look for gifts at Sigarenfabriek de Olifant, then explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagoge van Kampen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sint Jansklooster trip planning app .

Sint Jansklooster is just a stone's throw from Giethoorn. In August in Sint Jansklooster, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Sint Jansklooster

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kampen
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De Wieden ©
De Wieden
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Stedelijk Museum ©
Stedelijk Museum

1
night
Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn ©
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castle Cannenburch, then take a peaceful walk through Paleispark Het Loo, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Apenheul, and finally examine the collection at Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Apeldoorn trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Sint Jansklooster to Apeldoorn takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Apeldoorn can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Arnhem.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Castle Cannenburch
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Apenheul ©
Apenheul
Castle Cannenburch ©
Castle Cannenburch
Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij ©

1
night
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about all things military at Airborne at the bridge, then explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Doorwerth, then brush up on your military savvy at Arnhem War Museum, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arnhem itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Apeldoorn to Arnhem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Arnhem can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Kasteel Doorwerth
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Airborne at the bridge ©
Airborne at the bridge
Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark ©
Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark
Kasteel Doorwerth ©
Kasteel Doorwerth

1
night
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Nijntje Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pandhof Domkerk, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, then take an in-depth tour of DOMunder, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Utrecht tour itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Arnhem to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Utrecht are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Museums
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Pandhof Domkerk ©
Pandhof Domkerk
DOMunder ©
DOMunder

1
night
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Efteling.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Kaatsheuvel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks
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Efteling ©
Efteling

1
night
Maastricht

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Maastricht Underground, contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, contemplate the long history of Helpoort, then get a taste of the local shopping with Stokstraat, and finally shop like a local with Maastricht. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, explore the fascinating underground world of Coalmine Valkenburg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maastricht journey maker .

Drive from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Maastricht are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coalmine Valkenburg, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Netherlands American Cemetery
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

1
night
Rotterdam

Rotterdam
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rotterdam planner .

You can drive from Maastricht to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Haarlem on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors Parks Tours
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night
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, don't miss a visit to Hofje van Bakenes, explore the world behind art at De Vishal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then don't miss a visit to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Haarlem trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Rotterdam to Haarlem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Texel.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Teylers Museum ©
Teylers Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

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Texel

Texel ©
On the 14th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, then kick back and relax at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oudeschild, Texel. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Smidt, explore the different monuments and memorials at War Cemetery Den Burg, then stroll through Sommeltjespad, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Texel tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Haarlem to Texel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Oudeschild, Texel ©
Oudeschild, Texel
War Cemetery Den Burg ©
War Cemetery Den Burg

1
night
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Texel to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites
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Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue
De Duif ©
De Duif

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