My husband and I are visiting Amsterdam around 1st May for 6 days. This is our first visit and am looking for advise on my plan. We are nature lovers and my primary aim is to see flowers.This is a complete Do It Yourself trip plan.
1st May --- Canal tour and getting familiar with Amsterdam, then Vondelpark and then dinner at Leidseplein
2nd May -- Keukenhof Gardens & Tulip fields surrounding
3rd May --- Zaanse Schaan, then some museums in Amsterdam [ this is the day of the flower parade. Will it impact our plans?]
4th May -- Haarlem - to see the floats - I have read that the ride from Haarlem to Leiden and then back to Amsterdam will take one past a lot of flower fields. Is that true? Will the flowers still be there as I have read that bulb growers remove the heads
5th May --- Hague (Madurodam, Japanese gardens) & Delft
6th May --- Amsterdam
Does this sound too rushed? I am not sure what would be the best pass to purchase since it seems we will do quite a few train, bus and tram connections. Any suggestions?
Based on above plan, what is the recommended location where I should look for hotels?
Thanks in advance. Greatly appreciate any inputs.