We will be arriving in Amsterdam on April 25 and staying at Tupil of Amsterdam for 3 nights. Then we plan to rent a car and see parts of Holland and Belgium. We love art, architecture, good food, crafts, local markets and lovely scenery. The towns I am most interested in are:Leiden, Delft, perhaps Utrecht and/or Arnhem. In Belgium we'll skip Brussels and visit Bruges and possibly Gent. We'll be back in Amsterdam May 2 and depart on May 4. My questions are: Where is the best place to rent a car in Amsterdam--at the airport to avoid city traffic? We would like to make one other town a base for travels in Holland and Belgium--is that reasonable? I'm not sure what's centrally located for day trips. What's the best way to visit Keukenhof--by car, day trip by bus from A'dam? We have 4 days outside of A'dam--which places are best to visit? I was a college student in Amsterdam many years ago and can't wait to return. I feel like I could stay for weeks, but with our 9 day vacation have I allocated too much time to Amsterdam?