We are finalizing our plans for a June trip to The Netherlands and have decided to stay in Haarlam with day trips into Amsterdam. Our thinking is that we would enjoy the quieter atmosphere of being away from central Amsterdam but still have close proximity and easy access. We're not really urban people but do enjoy museums, restaurants and sights. So your insights and thoughts on this plan would be appreciated - Good idea or not?
On a related note, we are thinking of including a couple of days in Delft (particularly since we've seen Delft described as a quieter, slower-paced, and smaller Amsterdam). However, we are unclear if Delft would be too much like Haarlam and whether we should be looking at a different combination of cities for a week or so as part of our 2-week trip (the other week being in Belgium).
Thanks in advance.