10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands journey planner

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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive
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Apeldoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington

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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.
Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Herengracht. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more) and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, see the interesting displays at Body Worlds, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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 masterpieces 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.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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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 do a combination of bus and train; or take a 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.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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.