15 days in Holland Itinerary

15 days in Holland Itinerary

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15 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam
— 2 nights
2
Assen
— 3 nights
Travel:  1​h 30​min
3
Schiermonnikoog
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
De Cocksdorp, Texel
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and De Duif. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, and examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip site .

Ottawa, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ottawa in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

3
nights
Assen

Assen ©
Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tt Circuit Assen and Klimcentrum Bjoeks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assen: D20 (in Drouwen), De Spokeplas (in Noordwolde) and Galerie Terbeek (in Beetsterzwaag). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boot Groningen, take a stroll through Vismarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdstation Groningen, and don't miss a visit to Jacobuskerk.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Assen online travel planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Assen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Assen

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Groningen, De Spokeplas, Jacobuskerk, Galerie Wildevuur, Galerie Terbeek
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Tt Circuit Assen ©
Tt Circuit Assen
Klimcentrum Bjoeks ©
Klimcentrum Bjoeks
De Spokeplas ©
De Spokeplas

2
nights
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. On the 1st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand and then head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vredenhof, steep yourself in history at Bunker Wassermann, trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, take in the exciting artwork at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, then pause for some photo ops at Statue "de Schiere Monnik", and finally make a trip to Gallery Ogygia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Schiermonnikoog trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Assen to Schiermonnikoog. Traveling from Assen in June, you will find days in Schiermonnikoog are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog ©
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad ©
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad
Oosterstrand ©
Oosterstrand

2
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): head off the coast to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, examine the collection at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, then stop by De Boekenboer, and finally get lost in a book at Bibliotheek Terschelling. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bunkers Terschelling, kick back and relax at Groene strand, and then visit a coastal fixture at Brandaris.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Terschelling vacation app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Bunkers Terschelling ©
Bunkers Terschelling

4
nights
De Cocksdorp, Texel

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Step off the beaten path and head to Dunes of Texel National Park and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. Get out of town with these interesting De Cocksdorp side-trips: Novalishoeve (in Den Hoorn) and Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder (in Den Helder). The adventure continues: make a splash at Zwembad De Krim, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Smidt, trek along Sommeltjespad, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our De Cocksdorp tour app .

Traveling by car from Terschelling to De Cocksdorp takes 5 hours. In July in De Cocksdorp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Texel, Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
Novalishoeve ©
Novalishoeve

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