10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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Dordrecht
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Moco Museum. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station, Erasmus Bridge, &more) and Old Church (in Delft). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam day 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. Traveling from Washington in April, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (56°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

Maastricht

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 6th (Thu), learn about all things military at War Museum Eyewitness, stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, then make a trip to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht online travel route planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Maastricht

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Dordrecht

— 3 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like World Heritage Kinderdijk and St. John's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Airborne Cemetery and Trinitatiskapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel (in Driel). There's more to do: get outside with Board Academy and grab your bike and head to Kinderdijk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dordrecht day trip site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Dordrecht in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Dordrecht sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

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.