15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Arnhem
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Amsterdam
— 11 nights
Fly + bus + subway:  17​h 15​min
Washington DC

3
days
Arnhem

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Change things up with these side-trips from Arnhem: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and De Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arnhem trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to Arnhem is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Arnhem reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Efteling, De Hoge Veluwe National Park
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De Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
De Hoge Veluwe National Park
Efteling ©
Efteling

10
days
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keukenhof (in Lisse), The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis, Binnenhof, & more) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and meet the residents at Natura Artis Magistra.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation planner.

Take a train from Arnhem to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Keukenhof
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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