Am just starting research for our spring, 2024, trip to the Low Countries.
Have been reading previous Trip Reports and OP threads. Many folks here are recommending staying in Haarlem instead of Amsterdam. Agree?
Many of the hotels in the RS Guide seem to be on/ near Grote Markt. After a previous experience recently in Italy, I was wondering about street noice. Is it a problem in this area? Also wondering if you all can recommend any hotels on a canal? (Is that feasible?) will be interested in your personal take on charming hotel with breakfast, as many hotels aren't showing up on booking.com, as April 2024 is too far out, I guess.
We will be accessing trains into Amsterdam, but it seems that the train station area isn't as charming?
I know, I'm at the 101 level of research here, but a gal has to start somewhere. ( I'm also slowly recovering from Italy-sourced COVID, am very bored, so trip research is my entertainment.)
For our two week trip, we expect to stay in Haarlem, Delft, and Bruges, not necessarily in that order.
We can do steps in hotels, and will only have carry-on luggage.
I have planned many trips with the input here on the Forum, and I value and trust your input. Thanks so much!