Netherlands and Belgium
Day 1: Night in Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam
Day 3: Morning Country Bike Tour (in Amsterdam) and train to Scheveningen
Day 4: Train to Rotterdam/Kinderdijk- stop in Delft for lunch
Day 5: Early train from Rotterdam to Brussels
Day 6: Brussels to Paris
Day 7/8: Paris
Day 9: Fly out of Paris (AM)
I really don't want to try to cram too many places into one trip and feel rushed, although all of the places above are very close together and train travel will not be too lengthy.
Our schedule is flexible and I am looking for suggestions and tips on the Netherlands and Belgium since I have never been to Belgium and haven't been anywhere but Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!
Rotterdam is the modern face of Holland, and well worth a look for a day.
Also, instead of the bike tour, you could go to Haarlem, and see the Rembrandt museum, well worth a gander. It too has some nice typical dutch 17th century architecture.
Tbh, if you don't want to rush, I would just divide my time between Amsterdam and Paris and maybe take some daytrips, or add one city inbetween.
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Rotterdam is basically Hollands shot at a modern city (due to the fact that barely any buildings survived WW2) which is great if you're from Holland and have had more then enough dutch architecture and kanals etc. If, however, you are used to big modern cities and are interested in kanals and dutch arhitecture etc. Rotterdam will be a let down.
ly disagree that Rotterdam is not as interesting as other places. I'm not saying that other cities are not just as rewarding, mind you.
I find it interesting because I like art, and Rotterdam is the center of the modern art scene in Holland, and I stayed in Amsterdam for a month. After a month of red bricks and four story condo's, one longs for some taller buildings. Quaint towns become just that, quaint towns, especially after a very quaint Haarlem.
Besides, it holds one of the most fascinating Museums I've ever been to, the Rotterdam City History museum, which covers both the largest port city in Europe(or one of them), and the intriquing social-economic history of a very interesting town. It is dynamic.
Only problem is, when I was there, after 5 o clock the docks got a bit sketchy, and we were glad to get out of there.
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