10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


Amsterdam — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Body Worlds. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more) and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Amsterdam. While traveling from Washington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Apeldoorn.
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Apeldoorn — 1 night

Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, get to know the resident critters at Apenheul, and then admire the natural beauty at Paleis Het Loo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Apeldoorn tour planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. On the 19th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel vacation planner.

Drive from Apeldoorn to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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.