10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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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 Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft) and Rotterdam (Markthal, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate, then engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and then see the interesting displays at Fries Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leeuwarden holiday maker site.

Drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Leeuwarden sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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. On the 3rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind De Kerkhovense Molen and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then see the interesting displays at Nationaal Medisch Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kaatsheuvel vacation planner.

Drive from Leeuwarden to Kaatsheuvel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) 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.
On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Vrijthof, then steep yourself in history at Boekhandel Dominicanen, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maastricht day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) 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.