10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
— 6 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


Amsterdam — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Markthal & Erasmus Bridge). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum Amsterdam, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder app.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Maastricht.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trips
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Maastricht — 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Beeldentuin Maastricht, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally make a trip to Vrijthof.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Dordrecht.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Dordrecht — 2 nights

Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Dordrecht travel route site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Dordrecht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Dordrecht, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.