10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands travel route maker

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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
Drive
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Apeldoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Dordrecht
— 2 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station, Erasmus Bridge, &more), Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft) and Honig Breethuis (in Zaandijk). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, examine the collection at Body Worlds, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planner.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (63°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

Apeldoorn

— 1 night
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Paleis Het Loo and then get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Apeldoorn trip planning app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Apeldoorn, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dordrecht.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

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 9th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dordrecht trip builder tool.

Drive from Apeldoorn to Dordrecht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dordrecht

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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.