Even though I've been to Europe many times, I haven't been back to the Netherlands since I was a 26 yr old backpacker in the early 1990s. I'm pretty excited to help my daughter get set for her semester abroad at the University of Utrecht. We are especially excited to go to Friesland, where my ancestors come from (even though I have no connections to visit, sadly). My other daughter, who is living in Switzerland, is going to join us. We want to go to Friesland, Giethoorn, Gronigen, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam.
This sounds like a car trip to me. Do you agree? When I visited my ancestral homeland in 1992, we had Europasses, so it was hours getting up there around the sea, and involved train changes, buses . . . and then we had to rent bikes. If we'd had a car, we would have been back in Amsterdam late afternoon. And we're looking at 2-3 people, so economically a car looks like the best choice?*
This reminds me-- my daughter is going to be in the Netherlands from late August to at least January . . . is there a transit pass she should buy?
- Also, I just realized I've never driven in Europe. My husband loves it, so I just leave it to him. But he won't be on this trip. Rural Netherlands seems pretty easy though. But I'm happy to be swayed toward the trains