We have scheduled a trip to Belgium/Netherlands in late August into early September. My tentative schedule is listed below.
I'm looking for your thoughts on where we should go for day trips and if we have too much time in some places and not enough time in others, or if we've completely forgotten to add in a good place to visit. We are very fast efficient travellers, out the door by 8 a.m. and in by 11 p.m. if that's what it requires. We're two adults, no children.
We can rent a car if we need to on a few days, particularly if that would help us be more efficient.
Friday Day 1 Arrive in Amsterdam late Sleep in Amsterdam
Saturday Day 2 Amsterdam Sleep in Amsterdam
Sunday Day 3 Amsterdam Sleep in Amsterdam
Monday Day 4 Self-guided Dutch countryside bike trip - Need to find a route and bike rentals Sleep in Amsterdam
Tuesday Day 5 Day trip Utrecht Sleep in Amsterdam
Wednesday Day 6 Train to Harlem Sleep in Harlem
Thursday Day 7 Day trip from Harlem (Not sure where) Sleep in Harlem
Friday Day 8 Train to Delft Sleep in Delft
Saturday Day 9 Day trip to Rotterdam Sleep in Delft
Sunday Day 10 Early train to Antwerp Sleep in Antwerp
Monday Day 11 Travel to Ghent, visit Ghent, then onto Brugge (very late) Sleep in Brugge
Tuesday Day 12 Brugge Sleep in Brugge
Wednesday Day 13 Brugge Sleep in Brugge
Thursday Day 14 Day trip to WWI Sites Sleep in Brugge
Friday Day 15 Travel to Brussels early, visit Brussels sites, Sleep in Brussels
Saturday Day 16 Day trip to Luxemburg Sleep in Brussels
Sunday Day 17 Leave for home