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Help me fill in my itinerary from Amsterdam to London

I have been to Europe many times but have never made it to Amsterdam! So with good use of airline miles, I could not resist going this year. We have 6 days on the ground in the Netherlands. On day seven, we will either fly or take the Eurostar to London to then fly out to Guernsey (channel Isle) for some relaxation!
We have booked the hotel Fita in Amsterdam for three nights (to include the day we land). Our interest are museums and windmills. Should I stick with just visiting other areas in the Netherlands or venture to Ghent and Brugge in Belgium to get to the Eurostar? I was thinking perhaps a night in Delft and in visiting the windmills at kinderdijk. Any suggestions on the last part of my itinerary would be appreciated. I don't want to make this vacation too fast paced. (BTW - I could also get the ferry to Harwich and be picked up by family members). I just don't know the Netherlands very well.


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I agree with your idea of getting out of Amsterdam to one of the smaller towns for a few nights. I LOVED Delft! The Netherlands has excellent train service. I think there are even direct trains from towns like Delft to Schiphol airport - so you could actually start your trip there if you wanted to, end in Amsterdam, and fly out from there. Or train from Delft after the final night to Schiphol assuming the flight isn't crazy early.

If you want to take the train to London, you could always stop in Belgium for a few days on the way down instead of spending the whole time in the Netherlands. Have you been to Belgium? You could try to detour to say Bruges (wonderful but touristy) for two nights, if you think the train is worth the extra time (I love trains so maybe I would).

Posted by
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Thank you for your response. I booked two nights in Delft. We have one more night to fill. After looking at ways to get to London - we may just take the flight from Rotherdam to London City airport and save Belgium for another time.

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While in Delft do not miss visiting The Hague, a short tram ride away. Mauritshuis Museum, Parliament buildings.