15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Fly
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Amsterdam
— 9 nights
Drive
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Maastricht
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Frans Hals Museum, &more) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip maker.

Sacramento, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sacramento to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Maastricht

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Netherlands American Cemetery and Museum Techniek met 'n Ziel. St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) and Boekhandel Dominicanen will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Maastricht with a short trip to Hoensbroek Castle in Hoensbroek, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, learn about all things military at War Museum Eyewitness, steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter, and explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.