We will be flying to Amsterdam (wife and 2 kids, 9 and 6) at the end of April...can already see the tulips. We have 3-4 full days to be in the Netherlands but curious about best way to spend the afternoon the day we arrive and seeing if we should extend our layover in London (only I have been there before). Our flight lands in LHR at noon and connection currently scheduled to arrive in AMS at 5pm. I have the option to move that flight to depart London at 7:35p or to stay overnight and make an early connection.
So leaving out the details like how nice it would be to just check in on the first night and get settled in or the let lag issues (I will certainly account for these but not the crux of my question) which city would you spend the evening in?
My thoughts already. Since we will be in AMS for a few days, I don't think I will be missing anything by skipping out on those few hours. London offers a sight seeing bus that picks you up from LHR (we would need the overnight option for that one). I haven't spent the time to look yet, but other than dinner and a quiet evening, is there anything to 'sight-see' in Amsterdam that evening...meaning I assume museums and such would be closed by the time we got there.
As usually, thanks in advance for the help.