10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Dordrecht
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Kinderdijk, 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 maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dordrecht online visit planner.

Washington, USA to Dordrecht is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Dordrecht, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in April, expect nights in Dordrecht to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 2nd (Sun), stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, 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.

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Traveling by car from Dordrecht to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

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You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.