I am heading to Uganda again in October for a charity and will be flying through Schiphol. I am thinking of using miles and upgrading my flight experience(27 hours of travel time is painful!) and having my husband join me in Amsterdam for 7-10 days. We have never been anywhere except Italy on our lovely RS tour. The budget is vastly tighter this time, so I would love your thoughts on this. We live in Edmonds, Rick Steve's town :-) and are used to soggy fall, and suspect that is the same weather we would encounter. Some specific questions are below, but feel free to chime in with any advice you may have. We are just starting to think about this. I won't be going to Uganda any time in the summer months, so fall is my season no matter what. It would be nice to mix a little vacation in the trip.
Is October a reasonable month to travel
Spend a few nights in Amsterdam and move to another location? (Note, we have to get back to Schiphol)
Suggestions on sights/itineraries?
Any must dos or don't?
Thank you in advance for your assist!