10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner
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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Dordrecht
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 6 nights


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 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then steep yourself in history at Museum De Moriaan. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dordrecht trip site.

Washington, USA to Dordrecht is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Dordrecht, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dordrecht: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then make a trip to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maastricht online tour planner.

Getting from Dordrecht to Maastricht by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums
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The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.