10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands planner

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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Apeldoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Tassenmuseum Amsterdam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more) and Old Church (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore the activities along Herengracht, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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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 a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paleis Het Loo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Andreaskerk of Grote Kerk Hattem. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Apenheul, take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and then meet the residents at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Apeldoorn, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 15th (Sat), get in on the family fun 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.

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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 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dordrecht

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.