We are arriving in Amsterdam in early July on a Thursday morning and leaving from Amsterdam 10 days later on a Sunday. We would like to see Amsterdam, at least one other location in Holland,Bruge, Ghent, Brussels, and Luxembourg City. Is the best way by car or train? Will we run into the Tour de France at that time? I would like to avoid the crowds near the race.
I am not sure if we should see Amsterdam, then head to Luxembourg City, and then go around through Belgium or do the reverse where we end up in Luxembourg City and take the train on Saturday back to the Amsterdam airport for our Sunday flight. I am sure someone out there must have done this route. Thoughts? There are 3 in our party. One has seen Amsterdam, the others have not.