10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands tour planner

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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Rotterdam (Markthal, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more), Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft) and Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop (in Zaandam). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planning site.

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. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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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 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, make a trip to Vrijthof, then go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maastricht holiday builder website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then get outside with Board Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dordrecht trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Dordrecht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Dordrecht sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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.