10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip itinerary planner

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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Groningen
— 1 night
Drive
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Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Herengracht. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Cheese and More Delft (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station, Erasmus Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam visit planning tool.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:

Groningen

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnen, explore the world behind art at Groninger Museum, admire the striking features of Hoofdstation Groningen, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Wierdenland, and finally get engrossed in the history at Klooster-wandeling Aduard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other 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. March in Groningen sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

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 12th (Fri): make a trip to Vrijthof, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, and finally do a tasting at Winery Fromberg.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip planning app.

You can drive from Groningen to Maastricht in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Nature · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Kaatsheuvel

— 2 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Noordbrabants Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel route planner.

Drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

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.