We have 2.5 days in Amsterdam in August... husband, me, boys 10 and 12 (who like doing things vs. "looking at things" - little one pretty into all things WWII at the moment). Last stop of 19 day trip. Traveled Europe last summer, did well.
Day 1 (Tues) - Arrive around 12ish I think (on train from Paris) - go to Dutch Resistance museum, maybe Albert Kuyp market before close, hopefully night canal tour with our vrbo hosts (if they are available...)
Day 2 (Wed) - Anne Frank house early, bike tour around city 12-4ish, dinner (maybe Indonesian?)
Day 3 (Thurs) - ??? was thinking day trip to Haarlem for Corrie Ten Boom and ???... afternoon/evening in Amsterdam (kind of want to do traditional Dutch meal)... but now wondering if we should do some day trip - one of the many listed in Rick's book, something small village-ish, windmills, wooden shoes... you know, that kind of stuff.
We could also switch Wed/Thurs, haven't booked anything yet....
Thoughts? Haarlem and more Amsterdam on day 3, or a day trip out somewhere (or secret 3rd option, Haarlem AM and then somewhere else PM). Would love to do biking if we could work that in, the boys loved our biking around Neuschwanstein last year!
Thanks for any ideas! There are so many day trips listed in the books I am having trouble figuring out what we want! We could do a tour or just go it alone on public transport, open to either!