10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Rotterdam (Kijk-Kubus, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, engage your brain at Body Worlds, stroll around Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning app.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Apeldoorn.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Apeldoorn — 2 nights

Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Apenheul, take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and then get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Paleis Het Loo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Andreaskerk of Grote Kerk Hattem.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Apeldoorn trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Dordrecht.
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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dordrecht trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Dordrecht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) 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.