My niece and I arrive in AMS from Paris around 1400 on Thurs, May 11th. We'll have the rest of Thursday in AMS, thinking of a bike ride/tour and just kicking back, Then planning an early reservation (calendar reminder already set! for Anne Frank on Friday, maybe VanGough or Rijks before wending our way to the ferry to the UK. My question(s): 1) If we hop-scotch to Haarlem and Leiden or The Hague, Delft or Rotterdam...what is there to do in the early to mid evening? The Ferry leaves HoH at 2200. Is there anything to do there if we got there early? What are the best stops on this journey? and 2) what sort of train ticket would permit us to get on and off wherever we felt like it? I'm assuming there will be luggage lockers at all of the above noted stations.
By the way, I haven't booked the ferry yet and I hear there are combo tickets but it's a little more challenging doing the Netherlands to UK journey. Any advice here would be helpful as well. When we get to Harwich we are going to Colchester for the day/night before heading into London.
Thanks so much!