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Can you help with my Netherlands itinerary dilemma?

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DH and I, and MIL are going to the Netherlands in early March. I know it's not the best time to visit but we're there to celebrate DH's b-day.

We will be based in Amsterdam for 7 nights; however, in reality, we only have 6 full days for sightseeing. I have come up with a tentative itinerary which gives us 4 full days in Amsterdam, plus 2 day trips.

Here's a brief summary:

Day 1
Anne Frank House, canal tour, Amsterdam (history) museum, old city center, flower market etc

Day 2
Full day trip to Den Haag (MIL's friend lives there so I want to give them maximum time to re-connect)

Day 3
Van Gogh Museum, walk around canal rings, museum van Loon and museum Geelvinck

Day 4
Hermitage Museum, Hortus Botanicus, Dutch Resistance Museum
We have tickets for concert at Concertgebouw that night

Day 5
Rijksmuseum, waterlooplein, Rembrandt house
We again have tickets for concert at concertgebouw that night

Day 6
Morning to Haarlem, afternoon to Delft

I arranged the itinerary this way because I can only "handle" one major museum per morning, so over the 4 full days in Amsterdam, we visit just one biggie each morning.

However, after I sent the itinerary to MIL, she says she'd like to visit one of the cheese-making towns. I guess our options are either Alkmaar or Gouda? Alkmaar is closer but neither the cheese market nor the cheese museum are open (they open in April). And I'm not sure what's there to see in Gouda.

I guess my question is - is it worth giving up 1/2 day or a full day to go visit Alkmaar or Gouda and skip some of the Amsterdam sights - at this time of year when some of the main attractions are not open? I know the towns are quaint - are they very different from Delft (which in my book is quaint)?

Any thoughts are welcome!

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