10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station, Erasmus Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the engaging exhibits at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, explore the activities along Herengracht, and stop by The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam journey site.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in March: highs in Amsterdam hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Maastricht.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums · Parks
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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 27th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Lambert Smeets, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht online attractions planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kaatsheuvel.
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Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks
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Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel itinerary planner.

Drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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