I want to break up the long plane ride from Boston with a 2/3 day layover in Amsterdam in each direction.
On the way we’ll probably want to do a bit of touristy stuff right in the city, mid May, and on the way back, we’ll probably just want to relax. We've been to Amsterdam, and know what we'd want to see there, but coming back, we’d just like to go to some picturesque town not too far from the airport (and accessible by pubic transportation) where we can just chill and recover from almost 3 weeks of intense sightseeing . A place where there are nice shops, restaurants, etc. Nothing rural or suburban though. We want to relax, but we don't want to be bored.
We’re thinking maybe Haarlem or Delft?
Any other thoughts?