9 days in The Netherlands, De Panne & Geneva Itinerary

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De Panne, Belgium
— 2 nights
Zeeland, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night


De Panne, Belgium — 2 nights

Once a quiet fishing village, De Panne has become a buzzing beach resort with natural sand dunes that provide good views and an even better story.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Bedford House Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Menin Gate Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and finally appreciate the history behind Saint Julien Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Dumont Quarter, then get outside with De Panne Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at vzw De Zonnegloed Sanctuary, and finally get in on the family fun at Plopsaland De Panne.

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Paris, France to De Panne is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in De Panne hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Zeeland on the 11th (Tue).
Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Zeeland, The Netherlands — 1 night

On the 11th (Tue), get in on the family fun at BillyBird Park Hemelrijk.

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You can drive from De Panne to Zeeland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Van Gogh Museum and ARTIS. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen) and The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

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Getting from Zeeland to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Geneva takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Geneva hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.