10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Dordrecht
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Fly

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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then examine the collection at Museum Johannes Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dordrecht itinerary builder.

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. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dordrecht: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Maastricht

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 10th (Sat), indulge your senses at Lambert Smeets, then admire the striking features of Boekhandel Dominicanen, then make a trip to Vrijthof, and finally Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Maastricht online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dordrecht to Maastricht takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Moco Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station & Erasmus Bridge) and Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, explore the activities along Herengracht, and make a trip to The Amstel.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

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.