10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands travel planner
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Fly to Brussels, Train to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaatsheuvel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
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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.
On the 24th (Sat), test your team's savvy at Mystery House, then make a trip to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht route planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Maastricht is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Maastricht to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel — 3 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and Airborne Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Efteling and Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet. When in Kaatsheuvel, make a side trip to see World Heritage Kinderdijk in Kinderdijk, approximately Kinderdijk away. There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safaripark Beekse Bergen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaatsheuvel trip planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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