10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, stroll around Vondelpark, and don't miss a visit to Defence Line of Amsterdam.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday maker.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arnhem.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arnhem travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaatsheuvel.
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Kaatsheuvel — 3 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Step off the beaten path and head to Efteling and Safaripark Beekse Bergen. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like World Heritage Kinderdijk and St. John's Cathedral. Step out of Kaatsheuvel with an excursion to Regte Heide & Riels Laag in Riel--about 34 minutes away.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaatsheuvel day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Kaatsheuvel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.