10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 5 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


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 10th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then catch some excitement at Huis Van Gijn.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel trip maker.

Washington, USA to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Kaatsheuvel, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In February in Kaatsheuvel, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maastricht trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dom Tower and The Jordaan. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Markthal & Rotterdam Centraal Station). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at Body Worlds, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Leeuwarden.
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Leeuwarden — 1 night

Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. On the 18th (Thu), engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, then take a stroll through Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, and then see the interesting displays at Fries Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Leeuwarden trip planning tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Leeuwarden, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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The Netherlands travel guide

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.