10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands visit planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Groningen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Maastricht
— 1 night
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Body Worlds. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel tool.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Groningen.
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Groningen — 1 night

On the 22nd (Fri), gain insight at Groningen Tourist Office, explore the world behind art at Groninger Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie MooiMan.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Groningen online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Groningen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Groningen, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then examine the collection at Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet.

For maps and tourist information, use the Kaatsheuvel tour planner.

Getting from Groningen to Kaatsheuvel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maastricht.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. January in Maastricht sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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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