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Amsterdam to London itinerary advice

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Our first trip to Europe is in May. We will be arriving in Amsterdam by transatlantic cruise ship (having stopped in Lisbon, Normandy, and Dover) and departing from London by plane 8 days later.

Here's what I've planned for our itinerary:
1. arrive Amsterdam mid-morning, overnight Amsterdam
2. depart Amsterdam late afternoon, overnight Brussels
3. depart Brussels mid-morning, overnight Bruges
4. depart Bruges early afternoon, overnight London
5. London
6. London, maybe Windsor
7. London
8. ??
9. depart London late morning
I planned 3 full days in London, but the airfare is cheaper on the 9th day, so we have an extra day dangling there and I don't know where to put it. Ideas?

Or alternatively (though due to the length of this trip, I leaning against it):
1. arrive Amsterdam mid-morning, overnight Amsterdam
2. depart Amsterdam late afternoon, overnight Brussels
3. depart Brussels mid-morning, overnight Bruges
4. depart Bruges early afternoon, overnight Paris
5. Paris
6. Paris, and Versailles
7. Paris
8. depart Paris early morning, overnight London
9. London
10. London
11. depart London

I've allocated the time with these in mind: 1) my family enjoys scenery, food, and atmosphere but are not that interested in museums and booze; 2) we would have arrived with 9 of the past 16 days spent sitting on a large ship doing very little, and will not be returning home to any real jobs, so something on the fast-paced side is fine; 3) we won't be visiting Europe with any frequency in the near future and would like variety in sights (taking into account the need to minimize transportation time and cost). I'm hesitant to give Amsterdam more time if we don't plan to visit the art museums. I thought I'd throw in Brussels (just to see the square at night) since we have to pass by any way to visit Bruges. I'm not sure whether to leave Paris for a future trip.

Any thoughts on this itinerary?
So the only transportation that I need to book ahead (i.e. right now...) is Thalys to Paris (if we go) and Eurostar to London?

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