Really appreciate everything so far fellow citizens of the world... hopefully the following answers a lot of your questions from us and gives you a little more insight into who we are and what we are expecting
@Brushtim - we will definitely take a look at these articles.
@ Letizia We actually arrive on the 29 at 7:30 AM and depart on the 16th at 10:15AM (So to be true, 17 full days - not 20). We would opt for bullet/express trains and want to fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen because of the time constraints. We will definitely look into each one of those attractions in London and will try to keep a journal (but no promises)
@Kathy - not allergic to anything but penicillin however we wouldn't build our entire trip around churches, definitely more into a museum with fine art.. i guess if I really wanted to drill down into it, we would much rather grab a bite at a quietly known local favorite spot, walk through old cities, admire beautiful architecture, have a beer, go for a hike (although we wont have our gear), and pretty much just enjoy the land and culture more than anything else.
@Kathleen and @ Nancy That is EXACTLY what I'm talking about - I hear Strasbourg is a hybrid of German and French culture...Since we wont be going to Germany (apologize for the mistake in the original itinerary, I promise it was auto-correct), it would be nice to get a taste of the culture. It is a little out of the way but with that bullet train - 2 hours ins't so bad. I've also heard about those discounts and passes and we will absolutely look into it!
@Keith - Appreciate the support, I'm on your boat - I would love to stay at each city for months but unfortunately I don't have the time or the $$, so give me the best of the best and I'll be moving along. We will absolutely check out the Van Gough and Anne Frank house would be extremely interesting. We would like to fly from AMS to COP because of timing constraints - the flights are very very cheap and hopefully can fly super early or super late as to avoid it seeping into our day.
@jen Extremely helpful in terms of timing...we will look to our itinerary and factor in timing...thanks so much! and yes, much saner, right?
@kathy again - do you suggest Brussels in Belgium?
@Joel cut out Belgium?
@CSU Brugge sounds incredible - take Brugge over Brussels? Where do I get the best Belgian Beers? We will check museum times, thanks
@Dip_syd I don't think we would have time for Hamburg unfortunately...it looks like your itinerary factors in 20 nights but i messed up, we will only have 17 days - it may be tough but I did see the connecting bus - Germany may have to play into our next trip
@Jazz Travels - thats my bad - I changed it without showing the edit - should be all good now. Unfortunately we have to start in London as we have a quick engagement there on the 30th. We will check out Rick's books
@Lee how expensive? We actually will be trying to AirBNB and staying in hostels if we can so hopefully not too much to pack and unpack - I will try to convince the lady to leave half of the stuff she wanted to bring at home, and then the night before convince her to ditch another half....and another half, and another half ;-)
@LO you couldn't be more right...to each their own and I'm loving the feedback. We will definitely look into DB Bahn , Man in Seat 61, and Rom2rio...these are all sites I have never heard of before and am really excited you dropped them - its going to help out big time.