10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Kaatsheuvel
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— 6 nights


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 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then examine the collection at Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Efteling.

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Washington, USA to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Kaatsheuvel hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Servatius, then go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, then make a trip to Vrijthof, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

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Getting from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In May in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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 The Jordaan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more) and Old Church (in Delft). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout.

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Getting from Maastricht to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough 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.