10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaatsheuvel
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Body Worlds and Rotterdam Centraal Station. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Zaanse Schans. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Old Church (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge & Markthal). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Groningen

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Wed), admire the striking features of Stadhuis Groningen, explore the world behind art at Groninger Museum, then get a tailor-made plan with Battlefield Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Wierdenland. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, examine the collection at Fries Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Heerenveen.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Groningen trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Groningen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Groningen, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

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 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maastricht online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Maastricht takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Kaatsheuvel

— 1 night
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Efteling.

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

Getting from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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.