Hi experts and group members,
Here I'm back to trip advisor and new to Amsterdam forum...after planning two succesive trips to Switz,paris and Austria,Germany in the past two years (with the extensive help from destination experts and forum members ). Now need your inputs to plan my Netherlands,Belgium trip for 2014.
Our (family of 2 adults & 2 children -15 & 12 ) main target will be Keukenhof...so we've planned the trip from dubai April 28th to May 5th (Selected these dates for the best probability to se keukenhof and the fields . Also, easter and KIng's day will be over by 27th )
1. In the past we 've always enjoyed most of our days staying in small villages (chalet in Lauterbrunnen -Switz and farm house in Anthering-Austria) .Here also i'm in search of any typical dutch house in a village ,easily accesible to public transport (we won't be hiring car).
2. .As of now ..after going through many posts here i've framed a rough itinerary:
28 th - Afternoon reach Amsterdam.
29 th - Keukenhof , tulip fields visit .
30th - Day trip to Brussels .
May 1st- Day trip to Geithoorn ( if possible stay there for a night )
2nd -Amsterdam city -canal tour .
3rd - Trip to Marken,Volendam ,Wind mills.
4th - Amsterdam city- sight seeing.
Waiting for advice from experts and other members...for a fine tuning.
Can we do all the above trips by ourselves with public transport or need to book tours?
If we can do it , please suggest the best place (away from city ) to stay.(we dont mind booking through tours for one or places if needed).
Thanks a lot.Edited: 11:18 pm, September 22, 2013