10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Dordrecht
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Fly

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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum Johannes Post, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then contemplate the long history of Museum De Moriaan. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dordrecht travel itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Dordrecht is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Dordrecht is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dordrecht, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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 1st (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Servatius, make a trip to Boekhandel Dominicanen, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maastricht trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Dordrecht to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Maastricht sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Portuguese Synagogue, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and get curious at Body Worlds.

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You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.