10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Dordrecht
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
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Maastricht
— 1 night
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Fly

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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 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then examine the collection at Museum Johannes Post. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dordrecht online tour builder.

Washington, USA to Dordrecht is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dordrecht, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 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 (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maastricht trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dordrecht to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. Venture out of the city with trips to Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more), Old Church (in Delft) and Het Jonge Schaap (in Zaandam). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route tool.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:

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.