Please advise if you believe that this is a good idea:
We are travelling from Amsterdam to Paris. We can leave Amsterdam in the morning (9 or 10 am) and need to be in Paris by the pm (6 or 7pm). We are travelling with 3 kids (teens). We have a few travel options - but need your help to see if our desired option is a viable one. We could fly or take the train or rent a car and drive direct, but we are considering:
Leave Amsterdam in the am via rental car
Drive to Brussels (to see Brussels, even for a 1 hr lunch)
Drive to Ypres and see the Vimy Ridge memorial (1 hr)
Drive to Paris and arrive in the pm
This way we get to see Brussels and Vimy Ridge in addition to the travel needs. Is this a good idea? Too rushed? Take the train instead and skip Ypres?, etc??