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 — 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 Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Markthal, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, admire the landmark architecture of Portuguese Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum Amsterdam.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Washington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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.
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then take a tour by water with Board Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Efteling.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dordrecht online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Maastricht to Dordrecht in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
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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.