March 2 - March 10.
Need to be back in Amsterdam on the 9th, because we fly out early on the 10th.
Looking for a great place to go to, in any other country that is easy to get to by train, or a short plane ride.
The general idea.
Arrive in Amsterdam the 2nd.
Spend day of the 2nd acclimating, going slow, trying to get body clock right.
3rd, 4th, 5th Amsterdam. We tend to mix it up, a bit of the typical sights, museums, etc with some adventure into the lesser traveled, more underground, quirkier parts of a city.
From there, if we absolutely love the city, we can stay there, get deeper into the local scene, try to find some music events, or art events, or off the beaten path stuff, or we can break off and go check out somewhere else while we are close. So the idea is we could break off on the 6th, 7th, 8th, and then head back to Amsterdam so we can leave the 10th.
Wife speaks fluent Spanish, and we would prefer to adventure somewhere that English or Spanish with some minimal knowledge of the local language will cut it. Where signs are easy enough to figure out. If in Spain for example we could get away from the major cities, and she would be reasonably able to get us around. If we are going to Austria, we are likely going to have to hang in Vienna or someplace where there is a fair bit of tourism and english with a bit of really broken german can get us by.
We are in our 40's, pretty courageous, foodies, art nerds, and music (all music, rock, hip hop, electronic, jazz, blues, even country if the moments right)
All advice really appreciated even if its "man, are you nuts?