17 days in Holland Itinerary

17 days in Holland Itinerary

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17 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
2
Groningen
— 4 nights
3
Kaatsheuvel
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

6
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and De Candelaer (in Delft). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and walk around Vondelpark.

Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Amsterdam. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect nights in Amsterdam to be cooler, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keukenhof, De Candelaer, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Groningen: Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster), Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek) and Nationaal Park De Alde Feanen (in Warten). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, shop like a local with Galerie MooiMan, take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard, and delve into the lush surroundings at Het Reestdal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Groningen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Groningen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Klooster-wandeling Aduard, National Park De Alde Faenen, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo, The Wadden Sea
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The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
National Park De Alde Faenen ©
National Park De Alde Faenen

5
nights
Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaatsheuvel: Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek), Netherlands American Cemetery (in Margraten) and St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bizarium, identify plant and animal life at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, get in on the family fun at Efteling, and enjoy some diversion at Area 51.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel trip planner .

Drive from Groningen to Kaatsheuvel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oisterwijk, Eindhoven, Netherlands American Cemetery, St. John's Cathedral, Town Hall
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling

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