We are still in the planning stages of our trip to Amsterdam.
Party of 5 thirty something adults travelling from 03/29/06 - 04/12/06 + or - a couple weeks. Dates are variable for better deals.
Originally we planned 10 days in Amsterdam. Everyone else in my group, including my wife of 16 years, wants to take a train ride around Europe. Her thought is we may never get back so this is a once in a lifetime chance. So now we are thinking of extending the trip to 12 days, 8 in Amsterdam and 4 travelling Europe.
We are considering a mad dash from The Netherlands to Frankfurt,Germany to Geneva,Switzerland to Milan,Italy to Paris,France to Brussels,Belgium (possibly a detour to London if time allows!) and back to Amsterdam.
It is not important for anyone to stay anywhere long, they just want to go to major cities, have breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on time of day, get souvenirs, and have a passport with all the countries stamped.
We are all hardy adults up to the task and can sleep on the trains.
Is this do-able or do we need to reconsider our plans?
Will the 5 countries Eurail Selectpass get us everywhere we want to go?
If we buy a rail pass for this purpose will it also be good for local sight-seeing in The Netherlands?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.