5-Day the Netherlands Road Trip from Amsterdam traveling west to Middelburg

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Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
4 nights included
Car rental
5 days included
Flights
Optional
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Description

Escape the ordinary with this exciting 5-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, The Hague, Rotterdam, Middelburg, Vlissingen, Kaatsheuvel, Drunen, and Hilvarenbeek. 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 3 nights in Amsterdam and 1 night in Middelburg. 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. Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Middelburg, Vlissingen, Kaatsheuvel, Drunen, and Hilvarenbeek, 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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Included

Hotel, 4 nights
Rental car, 5 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Amsterdam Netherlands dancing houses over river Amstel landmark in old european city spring landscape.Amsterdam / 3 nights
Rotterdam - city in NetherlandsRotterdam
Zeeland - region in NetherlandsZeeland / 1 night

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Attractions

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
Keukenhof HOLLANDKeukenhof
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 aerial view of Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Netherlands.Beekse Bergen
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 Baron 1898 in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands.Baron 1898
Loonse en Drunense Duinen, Drunen, Heusden, North Brabant, NetherlandsThe Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park
photo of beautiful morning view at Magere Brug in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Magere Brug
Panta Rhei

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Small car

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small car
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People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

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Medium
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Premium car

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premium car
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Day 1

Day 1 – Amsterdam - arrival day

  • Amsterdam - Arrival day
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  • Dam Square
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Say hello to Amsterdam! Your exciting road trip through the Netherlands is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Amsterdam for 2 nights before you continue your adventure!

Amsterdam is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. 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.

Don't miss out on experiencing Box Sociaal, a renowned dining spot in Amsterdam. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,162 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Restaurant Ambassade while immersing yourself in Amsterdam. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 769 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Gartine, a beloved dining establishment within Amsterdam. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 678 satisfied customers.

An excellent example is Proeflokaal Arendsnest, which has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,048 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is SkyLounge Amsterdam. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,266 customers.

Locals also enjoy Excalibur Café, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,047 customers, an after-dinner drink at Excalibur Café is the perfect way to end this day.

Raise a toast to the start of your 5-day road trip in the Netherlands!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Rijksmuseum
  • Vondelpark
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Anne Frank House
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Amsterdam has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Amsterdam by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Winkel 43, an iconic dining spot in Amsterdam. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 10,504 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at The Pantry while in Amsterdam. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, treasured by 3,646 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Restaurant Moeders, a favorite in Amsterdam. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,647 discerning guests.

Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar is a fantastic bar many locals in Amsterdam recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,918 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at Red Light Bar, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,612 customers.

Bar-B Burgers ‘N’ Beers is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Amsterdam. Customers have rated the exciting Bar-B Burgers ‘N’ Beers an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,912 reviews.

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 – The Hague, Rotterdam, and Middelburg

  • Rotterdam
  • Zeeland
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Drive 222 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Keukenhof
  • Mauritshuis
  • Diergaarde Blijdorp
  • Cube House
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in the Netherlands, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Middelburg. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Middelburg, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Rotterdam and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 23 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Rotterdam beckons with new experiences!

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Middelburg, 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 Rotterdam to Middelburg may take around 1 hour 31 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Middelburg.

Book a table at HoneyPie, a famous dining establishment in Middelburg. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,087 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Middelburg is Onassis, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,115 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Middelburg’s Restaurant IL Senso for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 943 satisfied diners.

We recommend Café Cliché Middelburg for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,150 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like ZanziBar to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 888 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try La Presa. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 225 customers, this bar is one of Middelburg’s best places to relax after a long day.

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 4

Day 4 – Vlissingen, Kaatsheuvel, Drunen, Hilvarenbeek, and Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 283 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • Panta Rhei
  • Beekse Bergen
  • Baron 1898
  • The Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park
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On day 4 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 Vlissingen, Kaatsheuvel, Drunen, Hilvarenbeek, and Amsterdam. In the evening, you’ll end up in Amsterdam, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Middelburg, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Vlissingen. This drive usually takes around 17 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Kaatsheuvel, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Drunen may take around 18 min. Upon your arrival in Drunen, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Amsterdam. Amsterdam 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 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.

Don't forget to book a table at Blue Amsterdam, a well-known eatery in Amsterdam. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,965 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Restaurant Olijfje while exploring Amsterdam. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,640 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Dabka, a popular restaurant in Amsterdam. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,591 discerning diners.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city. The Cottage is a popular option with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,252 customers.

Another top option is De Brabantse Aap. This bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,736 customers.

Stone's Café Bar & Nightclub is also a great place to continue your evening. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,501 customers.

Relax and reminisce about your day in the Netherlands and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Amsterdam - departure day

  • Amsterdam - Departure day
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  • Magere Brug
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Day 5 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.

On your last day in the Netherlands, take time to indulge in shopping at Amsterdam’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of the Netherlands. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

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

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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