We will be taking a 10 day tour thru Scotland in early August. We will end our tour in Edinburgh on a Saturday and would like to add another country or two to our trip. We would likely depart the following Saturday or Sunday to return to the states. Departure airport is likely to be Amsterdam, but could also be Brussels.
I have been to Belgium before (25 plus years ago), but not to the Netherlands. I loved Belgium when I was there, which is why I’m inclined to go back, but there are also numerous things that appeal to me in the Netherlands. The rest of my travel party (3 adults) have not been to either country. Our tour of Scotland will involve 4 hotel changes, so I may have trouble convincing folks to move between two countries, much less make any hotel moves within either country.
Any advice on whether we should split between Belgium and the Netherlands or stick to just one? And if we split, advice on where to base in each country? We like it all, museums, cathedrals, strolling around, so I am really more seeking advice on how to get the most bang for our time with the least burden of repacking our belongings.