10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
3
Dordrecht
— 3 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. 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). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, get curious at Body Worlds, and take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 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.
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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 Board Academy. Get a sense of the local culture at St. John's Cathedral and Airborne Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel (in Driel) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinitatiskapel.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dordrecht road trip tool.

You can drive from Maastricht to Dordrecht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dordrecht are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel 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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