10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


Amsterdam — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Herengracht. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more) and Old Church (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Jordaan, examine the collection at Body Worlds, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planner.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Apeldoorn.
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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 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, admire the masterpieces at Paleis Het Loo, and then admire the striking features of Andreaskerk of Grote Kerk Hattem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Apenheul, then take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and then get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Apeldoorn trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Apeldoorn can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then make a trip to Ginnekenmarkt. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel visit planner.

Drive from Apeldoorn to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) 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.