This is my supposed itinerary for solo trip to the Netherlands and parts of Belgium in July 2019. 14 nights total. One night on the flight to Amsterdam, 13 nights on the ground. Plane tickets already purchased. I didn’t make any other reservations yet.
Tuesday night is on the airplane.
Wednesday: Plane arrives in Amsterdam 12:30pm local time. If time: Van Gogh museum, walk past various monuments. Sleep in Amsterdam.
Thurs: Anne Frank house, Portuguese synagogue and Jewish museum; if time, Dutch resistance museum. Sleep in Amsterdam.
Fri: Rijksmuseum; if time, if not seen yet: Van Gogh museum; Amsterdam museum if I already saw the Van Gogh museum. Sleep in Amsterdam.
Sat: day trip to Haarlem: Buy combo ticket for Frans Hal and Teylers museum at information office in the town hall at 9:30am or when they open; see Frans Hal museum first; if time, walk past various monuments. Sleep in Amsterdam.
Sunday: Amsterdam: maritime museum; if not seem yet, Dutch Resistance museum; if time: Rembrandt house or Willet Holthuysen museum. Sleep in Amsterdam.
Mon: Day or part day trip to Zaanse Schans; train to Den Haag/ The Hague. Sleep in The Hague.
Tue: Day or part day trip to Delft: Vermeer centertn Prinsenhof museum; if time: one of the churches, walk past various monuments, and so on. Sleep in The Hague.
Wed: The Hague: Mauritshuis museum, Escher in the palace; if time: binnenhof and/or walk past various monuments. Sleep in The Hague.
Thurs: Gemeentenmuseum (11-5pm); possibly one or more other museums: Prison Gate museum (10-5pm), adjacent prins Willem V gallery, Panorama Mesdag; train to Brussels. Sleep in Brussels.
See the Belgium section for the rest of my trip.
Suggestions are welcome.
Should I take my suitcase with me to Zaanse Schans, hoping there are enough lockers at the train station, or should I just arrange to leave it at the hotel or hostel's desk, and come back to get it on my way to Haarlem? Should I take the bus to Zaanse Schans to save myself from excessive walking, if the bus can get me closer while the train requires another 15 minutes of walking in addition to the walking I do at the sight?
Am I trying to do too much or am I skipping something you feel is really important?