10 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Maastricht — 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get in on the excitement at EuroParcs Resort Limburg. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Grote Staat, then admire the striking features of Boekhandel Dominicanen, then make a trip to Vrijthof, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Maastricht day trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Maastricht is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in June; daily highs in Maastricht reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Otterlo.
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Otterlo — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Paleis Het Loo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Apenheul, then examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, and finally hike along Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Otterlo route website.

Getting from Maastricht to Otterlo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Schiermonnikoog.
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Schiermonnikoog — 2 nights

Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. On the 19th (Mon), hike along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, then enjoy the sea views from Noordertoren, then surround yourself with nature on Eilander Balg Express, and finally head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Vredenhof, contemplate the long history of Bunker Wassermann, then pause for some photo ops at Statue "de Schiere Monnik", and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Schiermonnikoog road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otterlo to Schiermonnikoog. Traveling from Otterlo in June, you will find days in Schiermonnikoog are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as World Heritage Kinderdijk and Dom Tower are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Herengracht and The Amstel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Canals area (in Utrecht), St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch) and Museum Rotterdam (in Rotterdam). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam planning site.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Amsterdam with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Schiermonnikoog in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) 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.