10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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


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 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk and then zoom along the surf with Board Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dordrecht itinerary planning tool.

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. Traveling from Washington in April, you will find days in Dordrecht are a bit cooler (56°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Maastricht.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at War Museum Eyewitness, make a trip to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To find out how to plan a trip to Maastricht, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dordrecht to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Maastricht are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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.
Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Moco Museum Amsterdam. Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (Markt & Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles), Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge & Rotterdam Centraal Station) and Dorpskerk Wassenaar (in Wassenaar). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and have fun and explore at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Maastricht to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trips
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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.