10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Dordrecht
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Dordrecht — 2 nights

On the 13th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Efteling. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, then steep yourself in history at Groothoofdspoort, and finally hike along Park Merwestein.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dordrecht attractions website.

Washington, USA to Dordrecht is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Dordrecht due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Dordrecht to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Apeldoorn.
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Apeldoorn — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Doorwerth and then get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Paleis Het Loo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Apenheul, then get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and finally examine the collection at Glider Collection Wolfheze.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Apeldoorn holiday planner.

You can drive from Dordrecht to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Apeldoorn, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Body Worlds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more) and Old Church (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow 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.