We are family of four that will arrive to the Netherlands after spending 4 nights in London (August 2019) via Eurostar and fly back to the US a week later out of Dusseldorf. I have learned from our last couple of trips that although we have great appreciation for big cities, it seems breaking it up a bit always works out better for the kids (ages 10 and 12). After a lot of reading, we have narrowed it down to a few possibilities. Can I please ask for advice?
2 nights in Utrecht - Arrive 12:30 first day
Would like to travel to Arnhem and visit the Hoge Veluwe National Park & The Kroller-Muller Museum as well as Netherland Open-Air Museum - thinking this is better option than Enkhuizen from what I have read? Train to Haarlem late morning.
3 nights Haarlem - One day travel into Amsterdam as the only priority is the Anne Frank House per my daughter's request. We will see Van Gogh at museum above. Would like to take a day to visit the Waterland area. Planning on a Wednesday for Edam.
2 nights in Dusseldorf - arrive at 2:30 in the afternoon on ICE train- explore Dusseldorf City. Day trip to either Cologne/Zons or Neuss. Fly home the next morning.
We could opt for one night in Dordrecht on the front end to visit Kinderdjik but I am thinking the other outdoor adventures may suffice. This would mean just one night in Dusseldorf before flying home.
Thank you for any/all help!