After asking lost of questions previously, we are now putting an itinerary together for our trip in August (29-31). This is our 20th wedding anniversary trip - no kids!!!
We want to have a good walk around the city to take in the sights (except the red light district), see some live music if possible and take photos...daughter has also asked me to take pictures of The Fault in Our Stars locations; apart from Anne Frank's house, where was it filmed?
We would hope to return in the next couple of years with the kids, so don't feel the need to cram everything in, in one trip. Is it easy to avoid the red light district? I didn't realise the hotel was quite so close when we booked!
Aug 29 Fri, arrive mid day, train to hotel (Amrath), canal tour in open top boat. Lunch, wander around the city on foot, maybe go to a brown cafe/pub, then have an early dinner - rijstaffel for 1 vegetarian and 1 non-vegetarian - any recommendations - could be near hotel or anywhere within around a 2km walk? Most options seem to be for 2 people eating the same menu.
After lunch or dinner see any Uitmarkt events in locality (pref music). If no suitable events, what's worth visiting for free/low cost.
Aug 30 Sat, Morning, or as long as it takes - Rrijksmuseum - how long should we allow if we want a good look around? Picnic lunch in the park. Dinner, Middle Eastern some where near the museum area, suitable for veg and non-veg? See any Uitmarkt events in locality (pref music).
Aug 31 Sun, Anne Frank House - will book - how long should we allow to look around? Flight back in early evening, so will need to get back to hotel and pick up luggage before departing by train. Any ideas on anything we should see in the area?
Compared to other itineraries I have looked at, ours seems quite sparse. If there is anything else we really should see, that isn't too expensive, without rushing around to fit it in, please do say.
We would like a leisurely break though, as this is our first break away from the kids in 15 years!