23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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23 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Salt Lake City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
De Koog, Texel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kornwerderzand
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Groningen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Wilp
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Oostkapelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Salt Lake City

2
days
De Koog, Texel

De Koog ©
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, and then view the masterpieces at Texelkunst. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel, and then tee off at Golfbaan De Texelse.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the De Koog trip planner

Salt Lake City, USA to De Koog is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to De Koog. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in De Koog hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kornwerderzand.

Things to do in De Koog

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

De Cocksdorp, Texelkunst, Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach ©
Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach
Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse

3
days
Kornwerderzand

Kornwerderzand ©
Kornwerderzand is a settlement on the Afsluitdijk, a major dam in the Netherlands that links Friesland with North Holland.OverviewKornwerderzand is located approximately 4 kilometers from the coast of Friesland, on a former artificial island which was created during the construction of the dam. Ise Eisinga Planetarium and Galerie De Vis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Natuurgebied Zwanenwater and Landgoed Hoenderdaell will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kornwerderzand: Museum Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers (in Den Helder) and Museum Kaap Skil (in Oudeschild). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) and don't miss a visit to Bolsward Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kornwerderzand trip itinerary planner

Traveling by car from De Koog to Kornwerderzand takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kornwerderzand can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Kornwerderzand

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Museum Kaap Skil, Ise Eisinga Planetarium, Museum Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers, Galerie De Vis
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Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
Museum Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers ©
Ise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Ise Eisinga Planetarium

4
days
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cultuur Historisch museum De Sukerei and Fraeylemaborg. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kampsheide and National Park Drentsche Aa. Venture out of the city with trips to Leeuwarden (De Blokhuispoort & Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden), The Bare Feet Trail (in Opende) and Tt Circuit Assen (in Assen).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Groningen trip maker tool

You can drive from Kornwerderzand to Groningen in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Wilp.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, Tt Circuit Assen, The Bare Feet Trail, National Park Drentsche Aa, Cultuur Historisch museum De Sukerei
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Kampsheide ©
Kampsheide
Cultuur Historisch museum De Sukerei ©
National Park Drentsche Aa ©
National Park Drentsche Aa

3
days
Wilp

Wilp
Wilp is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Let the collections at Kröller-Müller Museum and Glider Collection Wolfheze capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Bussloo and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Take a break from Wilp with a short trip to Het Reestdal in Balkbrug, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Toy Gallery Speelgoedmuseum and examine the collection at Museum Collectie '40-'45.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilp route planner

Traveling by car from Groningen to Wilp takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in Wilp

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Glider Collection Wolfheze, Museum Collectie '40-'45, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Het Reestdal, Kröller-Müller Museum
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Bussloo
Bussloo
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Het Reestdal ©
Het Reestdal

2
days
Oostkapelle

Oostkapelle ©
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of NJHC Herberg Kasteel Westhove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oostkapelle Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vrouwenpolder Beach, then appreciate the history behind De Koe, and then head outdoors with Schotsman Watersportcentrum.

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Drive from Wilp to Oostkapelle in 2.5 hours. In July in Oostkapelle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Veere, Domburg, Schotsman Watersportcentrum
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Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Strand Domburg ©
Strand Domburg

7
days
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Heerlijck Slaapen op de Zaanse Schans and Verzetsmuseum. Get in touch with nature at Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl and Het Twiske. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, & more) and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee (in Bloemendaal). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natura Artis Magistra, take an in-depth tour of Amsterdam Maritime History Museum, and explore the world behind art at Rembrandt House Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation website

Getting from Oostkapelle to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaandam, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl
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Heerlijck Slaapen op de Zaanse Schans ©
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

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