10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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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 17th (Thu), make a trip to Vrijthof, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Mystery House.

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Maastricht is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Maastricht to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kaatsheuvel.
Nature · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kaatsheuvel — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): laugh and play at Safaripark Beekse Bergen, admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaatsheuvel tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kaatsheuvel are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Arnhem — 1 night

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and then get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark.

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You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Venture out of the city with trips to Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft), Rotterdam (Markthal, Erasmus Bridge, &more) and Wijn & Kaas speciaalzaak (in Edam). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, have fun and explore at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

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You can drive from Arnhem to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums
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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.