10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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


Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. On the 4th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at De Kerkhovense Molen and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then make a trip to Grote Markt.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kaatsheuvel trip planner.

Washington, USA to Kaatsheuvel is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Kaatsheuvel. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Kaatsheuvel to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, then make a trip to Vrijthof, and finally Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maastricht day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and Herengracht. Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station & Markthal) and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at Body Worlds, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam sightseeing app.

You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · 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.