8 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

8 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

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8 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Leeuwarden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Stavoren
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Kids will appreciate attractions like Eise Eisinga Planetarium and De Spokeplas. Venture out of the city with trips to Franeker City Hall (in Franeker), Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Blokhuispoort, sample the fine beverages at Weduwe Joustra, ponder the design of LOVE, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Emmakade Antiek.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden trip planner .

Amsterdam to Leeuwarden is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Terschelling.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Franeker, Sneek, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), The Wadden Sea, De Spokeplas
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
De Spokeplas ©
De Spokeplas

2
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): head off the coast to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, then kick back and relax at Groene strand, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Brandaris. On your second day here, get great views at Bunkers Terschelling, then get lost in a book at Bibliotheek Terschelling, then look for gifts at De Boekenboer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Terschelling travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Leeuwarden to Terschelling in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Terschelling are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stavoren.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Museum 't Behouden Huys ©
Museum 't Behouden Huys
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat

2
nights
Stavoren

Stavoren ©
Stavoren, is a small town on the coast of the IJsselmeer, about 5 km south of Hindeloopen.OverviewThe historical Stavoren was granted city rights between 1060 and 1067, making it the oldest city in Friesland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Galerie Terbeek and then get in on the family fun at Sprookjeswonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Afsluitdijk Wadden Center, see the interesting displays at Kazemattenmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Gertrudiskerk, then examine the collection at Jopie Huisman Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stavoren trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Terschelling to Stavoren in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stavoren

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Workum, Kornwerderzand, Galerie Terbeek, Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen, Sprookjeswonderland
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Sprookjeswonderland ©
Sprookjeswonderland
Jopie Huisman Museum ©
Jopie Huisman Museum
Kazemattenmuseum ©
Kazemattenmuseum