10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Giethoorn
— 2 nights
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Train to Lelystad, Station Centrum, Bus to Enkhuizen, Ferry to 't Horntje, Veerhaven, Bus to De Koog
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De Koog, Texel
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Museumphoto. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Keukenhof in Lisse, approximately Lisse away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, take in nature's colorful creations at Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker app.

Philadelphia, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, Amsterdam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giethoorn

— 2 nights
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 22nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Drentsche Aa. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to De Koog.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

De Koog, Texel

— 2 nights
De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach and Golfbaan De Texelse. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ecomare, relax in the rural setting at Schapenboerderij Texel, identify plant and animal life at VogelInformatiecentrum Texel, and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Texel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our De Koog travel tool.

Do a combination of train, bus, and ferry from Giethoorn to De Koog in 21.5 hours. January in De Koog sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in De Koog

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

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.