My wife and I will be staying in The Hague for 6 nights in February and using public transport to get around. As we are both first time travelers to the Netherlands, any suggestions on things not to miss would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!
Go to the pretty university town of Leiden, not far. It was the Pilgrims home for ten years before they left for the New World.
Pretty Delft is nearby. See both the Old and New Church. The Royals are buried in the New Church.
And Amsterdam is less than an hour away. All trains run extremely frequent, but check at the website of the NS for schedules and prices.
Just a few minutes (8 to be exact) beyond Delft you'll find much overlooked Schiedam. Go there in the afternoon and visit the Jenevermuseum, dedicated to the gin industry for which the city was once famous.
Thanks for the suggestions! We actually changed accommodations and are now staying in Amersfoort in the city center - very excited. My plan is to take the train from Schiphol to the Centraal Station in Amsterdam upon our arrival. I figure a nice walk to Jordaan for food and coffee would be a nice way to fight off jet lag. I then planned a full day the following day devoted to discovering Amsterdam to see the Anne Frank house and visit the Albert Cuyp Markt.
Amersfoort is nice. A day trip which you might not have thought about is Deventer, only half an hour away. Impressive history and a beautiful position on the river IJssel.