10-Day the Netherlands Road Trip from Amsterdam to The Hague, Eindhoven, Arnhem, and Utrecht

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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 10-day road trip through the Netherlands that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, The Hague, Lisse, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Kaatsheuvel, Drunen, Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Utrecht, Rhenen, and Haarzuilens. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in the Netherlands takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 5 nights in Amsterdam, 1 night in The Hague, 1 night in Eindhoven, 1 night in Arnhem, and 1 night in Utrecht. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in the Netherlands. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Amsterdam, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover the Netherlands on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in the Netherlands. Efteling and Rijksmuseum are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Amsterdam, Amstelveen, The Hague, Lisse, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Kaatsheuvel, Drunen, Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Utrecht, Rhenen, and Haarzuilens, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of the Netherlands. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in the Netherlands.

Throughout your road trip in the Netherlands, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in the Netherlands.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in the Netherlands fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in the Netherlands today!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

South Holland - state in NetherlandsThe Hague / 1 night
Apeldoorn - city in NetherlandsApeldoorn
Amsterdam Netherlands dancing houses over river Amstel landmark in old european city spring landscape.Amsterdam / 5 nights
Kaatsheuvel
Utrecht - city in NetherlandsUtrecht / 1 night
Rotterdam - city in NetherlandsRotterdam
Amstelveen - city in NetherlandsAmstelveen
Rhenen
Eindhoven - city in NetherlandsEindhoven / 1 night
Drunen
Arnhem - city in NetherlandsArnhem / 1 night
Lisse
Haarzuilens

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Photo of entrance gateway to the Efteling theme park in the Netherlands.Efteling
Photo of Rijksmuseum museum with Amsterdam words in front of it, Amsterdam, Netherlands.Rijksmuseum
Photo of the renewed Van Gogh museum on the museum square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Van Gogh Museum
Photo of aerial view from the Westerkerk to the Anne Frank House and Canal with boats in Amsterdam.Anne Frank House
Photo of Keukenhof park of flowers and tulips in the Netherlands.Keukenhof
Photo of pond and beautiful blooming tulips in Vondelpark, Amsterdam.Vondelpark
Photo of royal Palace at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Dam Square
Photo of Polar beer walking outside, in the zoo, Diergaarde Blijdorp, The Netherlands.Diergaarde Blijdorp
Photo of two Sri Lanka panthers rest on a large boulder in Burgers' Zoo in The Netherlands.Royal Burgers' Zoo
Photo of a lion taking a well-deserved rest at Artis zoo after being fed, Amsterdam.Artis
Photo of The Science Center NEMO at Osterdok, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.NEMO Science Center
Photo of Madame Tussaud Outside View in Amsterdam.Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Photo of Royal Palace at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Royal Palace of Amsterdam
Ouwehands Dierenpark, Rhenen, Utrecht, NetherlandsOuwehands Zoo
photo of Moco Museum in Amsterdam ,Netherlands.Moco Museum
Photo of water reflection of a traditional Dutch building at Arnhem open air and national heritage museum, in Arnhem, Netherlands.Netherlands Open Air Museum
photo of squirrel monkey in Apenheul Primate Park in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.Apenheul Primate Park
Het Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, North Holland, NetherlandsHet Amsterdamse Bos
Photo of Castle de Haar with the bridge in the foreground, located in Utrecht ,Netherlands.Castle De Haar
photo of Innovative cube houses in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.Cube House
Photo of The 'Mauritshuis' (House of Count Maurice of Nassau) was built as a home from 1636-164 in the Hague, the Netherlands.Mauritshuis
Photo of attractive view of Renowned Erasmusbrug (Swan Bridge) in Rotterdam in front of Port and Harbour.Erasmusbrug
photo of Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht, the Netherlands.Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum
photo of aerial view of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Dungeon Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, NetherlandsDungeon Amsterdam
photo of beautiful morning at Negen Straatjes in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Negen Straatjes
photo of Louwman Museum at morning in The Hague, the Netherlands.Louwman Museum
photo of Baron 1898 in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands.Baron 1898
photo of wooden bridge and footpath in Arnhem, Park Sonsbeek in early spring, Netherlands.Sonsbeek Park
photo of beautiful sunny day at Dom Tower of Utrecht, the Netherlands.Dom Tower of Utrecht
Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Drunen, Heusden, North Brabant, NetherlandsThe Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park
photo of Escher Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands.Escher Museum
photo of beautiful view of Museum of Arts (Dutch: Kunstmuseum) in the city of The Hague, Netherlands.Kunstmuseum Den Haag
photo of beautiful morning view at Magere Brug in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Magere Brug

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Day 1

Day 1 – Amsterdam - arrival day

  • Amsterdam - Arrival day
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  • Magere Brug
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Your road trip adventure in the Netherlands begins as soon as you reach Amsterdam and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Amsterdam for 4 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Amsterdam is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Magere Brug or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Amsterdam. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Amsterdam. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to book a table at Café restaurant van Kerkwijk, a popular restaurant in Amsterdam. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Amsterdam at CAU Steak Restaurant, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Restaurant Ambassade. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Amsterdam tonight.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Excalibur Café, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Rosalia's Menagerie offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Raise a toast to the start of your 10-day road trip in the Netherlands!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Amsterdam and Amstelveen

  • Amsterdam
  • Amstelveen
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Drive 33 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Het Amsterdamse Bos
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam
  • Dam Square
  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
  • Dungeon Amsterdam
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Amsterdam. You’ll stay in Amsterdam for 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Royal Palace of Amsterdam. This extraordinary royal palace has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 22,786 visitors.

Next, make your way to Dam Square. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 42,263 reviews.

While in Amsterdam, we also recommend a visit to Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. This wax museum has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 25,927 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Dungeon Amsterdam. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 12,150 travelers, this sightseeing destination is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Amsterdam.

You can learn more about Amsterdam today by going on a tour. Amsterdam offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Amsterdam's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Palmyra Syrian Restaurant, a top-rated dining destination in Amsterdam. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Café Loetje, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Gartine. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Amsterdam this evening.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like SkyLounge Amsterdam, known for its lively atmosphere. Louis Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, De Zotte offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Head back to your accommodation in Amsterdam and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in the Netherlands!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 7 km, 50 min

  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Moco Museum
  • Rijksmuseum
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Day 3 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Amsterdam has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Amsterdam by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This art museum gets 700,000 visitors each year and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 13,496 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Van Gogh Museum. This art museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 85,859 reviews. Usually, around 2,161,160 people visit Van Gogh Museum every year.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Moco Museum. This museum has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 20,454 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Rijksmuseum. This national museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,707 visitors. Visiting Rijksmuseum means you'll be one of 2,700,000 people who do so every year.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in the Netherlands that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Amsterdam has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in the Netherlands by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

As you explore more of Amsterdam, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at FuLu Mandarijn, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Winkel 43 offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, The Pantry is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Amsterdam.

Keep the evening going at Stone's Café Bar & Nightclub, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Cafe Stevens, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Proeflokaal Arendsnest, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in the Netherlands!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • Vondelpark
  • Anne Frank House
  • Artis
  • NEMO Science Center
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Day 4 of your road trip across the Netherlands promises a magnificent time exploring Amsterdam. You have 1 night left in Amsterdam. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Vondelpark. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 51,399 reviews.

Anne Frank House is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 65,604 reviews. The attraction welcomes 1,195,456 visitors every year.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Artis. This zoo is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 31,524 reviews. Every year, around 1,400,000 travelers visit this site to discover its unique features.

NEMO Science Center is another outstanding experience in Amsterdam. Around 30,969 travelers have rated this science museum an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The attraction hosts 502,990 visitors annually.

The attraction gets an estimated 1,195,456 visitors every year.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Amsterdam on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Amsterdam. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Bar-B Burgers ‘N’ Beers, a top-rated dining spot in Amsterdam. If you're in the mood for something new, try Blue Amsterdam, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Brouwerij 't IJ. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Amsterdam.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Cafe Belgique after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Red Light Bar for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in the Netherlands!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Amsterdam, The Hague, and Lisse

  • The Hague
  • Lisse
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Drive 71 km, 1 hour 32 min

  • Keukenhof
  • Louwman Museum
  • Mauritshuis
  • Escher Museum
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On day 5 of your exciting self-drive vacation in the Netherlands, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, The Hague and Lisse. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in The Hague, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Louwman Museum. This extraordinary automobile museum has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 9,908 visitors.

Next, make your way to Mauritshuis. This art museum welcomes around 500,000 visitors yearly and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,797 reviews.

While in The Hague, we also recommend a visit to Escher Museum. Hosting around 100,000 visitors every year, Escher Museum is one of the best places to visit. This art museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,101 reviews.

After soaking in Amsterdam’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Lisse. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 43 min. When you arrive in Lisse, it's time to take a break from the road.

Take the opportunity to see Keukenhof. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 60,421 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to The Hague, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As you explore more of The Hague, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Gastropub Van Kinsbergen, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Old Fashion Den Haag? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at O'Casey's Irish Pub & Restaurant as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in The Hague.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Café de Stad, known for its inviting atmosphere. Gekke Geit is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, American Bar provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in the Netherlands!

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Day 6

Day 6 – The Hague, Rotterdam, and Eindhoven

  • Eindhoven
  • Rotterdam
  • The Hague
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Drive 152 km, 2 hours 28 min

  • Kunstmuseum Den Haag
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp
  • Cube House
  • Erasmusbrug
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in the Netherlands. Today you will explore Rotterdam and The Hague, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Eindhoven. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Rotterdam, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from The Hague to Rotterdam may take around 27 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Rotterdam, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Diergaarde Blijdorp. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 35,020 reviews.

Continue your journey at Cube House. This house is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 17,950 travelers from near and far.

Rotterdam is also the home of Erasmusbrug. This bascule bridge has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,795 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Rotterdam, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from The Hague to Rotterdam may take around 27 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Rotterdam, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Kunstmuseum Den Haag. This much-appreciated art museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,936 reviews. Each year, 719,000 people visit this site to admire its unique features.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Eindhoven, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Eindhoven's best restaurants.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Luzt Gastrobar, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? De Vooruitgang offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Ilio's. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Eindhoven.

Round off your dining experience by visiting The Little One Speakeasy Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Bobby's Bar Kleine Berg, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Altstadt Eindhoven likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in the Netherlands.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Eindhoven, Kaatsheuvel, Drunen, and Arnhem

  • Arnhem
  • Kaatsheuvel
  • Drunen
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Drive 145 km, 2 hours 9 min

  • Baron 1898
  • Efteling
  • The Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your road trip in the Netherlands. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Kaatsheuvel and Drunen. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Arnhem. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kaatsheuvel. This drive usually takes around 43 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Drop by the renowned Baron 1898. This popular dive coaster has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,478 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Efteling. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 117,462 visitors, this amusement park deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

Set your GPS to Drunen and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 18 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Drunen beckons with new experiences!

Kick off the day at The Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,591 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Arnhem. Arnhem offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Arnhem. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Goed Proeven, a top-rated dining destination in Arnhem. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider FortVier, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at JANS’ Arnhem. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Arnhem this evening.

Keep the evening going at The Pegasus Arnhem, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Het Barretje No. 15, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Cafe Classen, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Head back to your accommodation in Arnhem and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in the Netherlands!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Arnhem, Apeldoorn, and Utrecht

  • Utrecht
  • Arnhem
  • Apeldoorn
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Drive 97 km, 1 hour 59 min

  • Sonsbeek Park
  • Royal Burgers' Zoo
  • Netherlands Open Air Museum
  • Apenheul Primate Park
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On day 8 of your road trip in the Netherlands, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Arnhem and Apeldoorn. In the evening, you’ll end up in Utrecht, where you will stay for 1 night.

Apeldoorn’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Arnhem behind. This drive usually takes around 29 min. Apeldoorn welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Sonsbeek Park, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,972 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Royal Burgers' Zoo. This zoo has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 35,061 travelers.

Netherlands Open Air Museum is another must-visit attraction. This renowned national museum offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 17,497 travelers and attracting 524,188 annual visitors, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

When you’ve had your share of Arnhem, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Apeldoorn. Your travel time is around 29 min.

Make Apenheul Primate Park one of your first sightseeing stops in Apeldoorn. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 17,594 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Utrecht, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Utrecht's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to book a table at Belgisch Biercafé Olivier Utrecht, a popular restaurant in Utrecht. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Utrecht at Broadway American Steakhouse, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is The Seafood Bar. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Utrecht tonight.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Kaasbar Utrecht, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Café DeRat is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Body Talk is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in the Netherlands!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Utrecht, Rhenen, Haarzuilens, and Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Utrecht
  • Rhenen
  • Haarzuilens
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Drive 159 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • Ouwehands Zoo
  • Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum
  • Dom Tower of Utrecht
  • Castle De Haar
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in the Netherlands. Today, you will make 3 stops and experience some of the highlights of Utrecht, Rhenen, and Haarzuilens. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Amsterdam, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Haarzuilens and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 28 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Haarzuilens beckons with new experiences!

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum. This much-appreciated national museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 13,645 reviews. Each year, 355,000 people visit this site to admire its unique features.

Next up is Dom Tower of Utrecht. This building has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,231 visitors.

Rhenen welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you're ready to see some sights, Ouwehands Zoo is a great place to start. This zoo is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 21,342 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Amsterdam, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Amsterdam. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at The Cottage, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, De Blauwe Hollander is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Restaurant Olijfje. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Amsterdam tonight.

Say good night to Amsterdam and look forward to another great day of your road trip in the Netherlands!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Amsterdam - departure day

  • Amsterdam - Departure day
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Day 10 of your road trip in the Netherlands is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Amsterdam before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in the Netherlands and go on a shopping spree in Amsterdam’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in the Netherlands, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery. Bring a bit of the Netherlands home with you through these charming souvenirs.

Before you conclude your road trip in the Netherlands, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Amsterdam.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Restaurant Moeders, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, De Brabantse Aap is another top choice with a popular menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Amsterdam. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in the Netherlands!

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