My 20-year-old art-student daughter and I have just started hatching an impromptu plan to visit Amsterdam (and maybe The Hague? other nearby places?) in June, perhaps staying 5 or 6 nights in total. We've started poking around to see what we should be sure to see and do, but haven't yet come across anything like a rough itinerary that will help us figure out how much time we should budget for the various places we really must see.
I guess our primary focus is the art in the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum; but I think that the Vermeers in The Hague would probably be worth a trip too. And probably you'll tell me about other great not-to-miss art I'll want to work into our plans!
So, art lovers out there who know Amsterdam and the Netherlands, what do we do? and how much time should we budget for it? Any and all suggestions welcome--I'm kind of boggled at the moment!!
And on a slightly different topic: I'm noticing that Jordaan sounds like an interesting and pretty quiet district to try to find lodgings in. I've noted a couple of promising-sounding b&bs there; but maybe there's another quiet area where we'd be comfortable and close to the places we will enjoy visiting? I'd love to have any suggestions on that too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!