My boyfriend and I are traveling in mid-May to Amsterdam and Paris. We will be staying in each city for approximately 6 days. We've left two nights in between to meander somehow from Amsterdam to Paris, perhaps stopping in some less touristy spots along the way.
Is it possible (and/or wise) to take local domestic trains from Amsterdam to Paris? (I know we could take the Thalys for a straight shot.) It looks like this is doable within the Netherlands, but I can't figure out whether we could then get through Belgium and on to Paris. And would that be too lengthy or costly?
Are there any particular towns/cities in the Netherlands or northern France we may want to see within that kind of itinerary? We were considering Rotterdam for its modern architecture, or Utrecht for being a college town. But we're open to suggestions.