10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands vacation planner
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


Amsterdam — 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Herengracht. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more) and Old Church (in Delft). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip planner.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Apeldoorn.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Apeldoorn — 2 nights

Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Apenheul, take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and then meet the residents at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, admire the natural beauty at Paleis Het Loo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Andreaskerk of Grote Kerk Hattem.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Apeldoorn day trip tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Apeldoorn can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dordrecht.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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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. On the 12th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Efteling. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dordrecht, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Apeldoorn to Dordrecht by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Dordrecht, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (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.