10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels, Train to Maastricht
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Maastricht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaatsheuvel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Fly

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Maastricht

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Servatius. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at War Museum Eyewitness, then meet the residents at GaiaZOO, and then look for gifts at La casa del Habano.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maastricht travel planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Maastricht is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Maastricht, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Maastricht: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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2
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Kaatsheuvel

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then enjoy some diversion at Huis Van Gijn. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Efteling.

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You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

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Amsterdam

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 Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station, Markthal, &more) and Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, visit The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.