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Jakartaexpat Dec 7th, 2013 12:54 AM

15 days in Europe,
 
My husband and I planning our trip to Europe in April for 15 days, Our three main Countries is Tuscany, France, Amsterdam. Our first time so if any one can give us some advise where to start our journey, what to do ect., we have all ears.
Looking for all the help I can get

Cheshire47 Dec 7th, 2013 04:21 AM

If those are the places that you are sure to go then I would put first Amsterdam, France and then Tuscany.

Amsterdam: MUST see - Concertgebouw, Anne Frankhuis, Openbare Bibliotheek, Toy Town, Amstelkring Museum, Van Gogh Museum, The Rijksmuseum, The Jordaan, Vondelpark, Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum.
France: Go to - Paris, Nice, Cannes, Lyon, Saint-Tropez, Chamonix, Avignon, Marseille.
Tuscany: Visit - Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Cortona

mamcalice Dec 7th, 2013 04:32 AM

You do not have time for all of the places suggested by cheshire47. With 15 days, choose 4 stops. I suggest Amsterdam, Paris, Florence with day trips to the Tuscan countryside.

By the way, you have flagged this trip as a trip report (a report done at the end of the trip), not as a request for help. See if you can get the forum moderators to make a change - you are likely to get more responsive replies.

ribeirasacra Dec 7th, 2013 04:35 AM

When in April, Is this during Easter week?

PalenQ Dec 7th, 2013 06:57 AM

Chesire - what is Toy Town in Amsterdam - know all the other things but never heard of this a Google shows nothing. Kindly explain - thanks!

michelhuebeli Dec 7th, 2013 08:48 AM

Probably meant Tun Fun, the indoor playground for kids?

I would add the following for Amsterdam:

Xtra Cold Ice Bar (www.xtracold.com/en)
House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (http://www.bols.com/splash.php?u=/ab...use-of-bols-2/)
Schuttersgallerij (www.amsterdam.info/museums/civic-guards-gallery/)
Amsterdam Museum (used to be Amsterdam Historical Museum = http://www.amsterdam.info/museums/am...orical_museum/)
Begijnhof / Het Houten Huis (www.amsterdam.info/sights/begijnhof)
English Church (ion the same complex, see www.amsterdam.info/sights/begijnhof/engelse_kerk)
Maritime Museum reflecting the history of economic world dominance - http://www.amsterdam.info/museums/ne...ritime_museum/

With some day trips to places like The Hague, Antwerp, Delft, Ghent, Keukenhof (tulips!), a day or two through the north, and others, your could spend two weeks in Holland and still have to come back for more.

Jakartaexpat Dec 7th, 2013 09:21 AM

Thank you to all for the time and consideration of all suggestion. We will be travel in the second week of April hope the weather at that time will be nice, and not to crowded.

PalenQ Dec 8th, 2013 10:19 AM

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ite-things.cfm

some of mine and others favorite things about Amsterdam.

Land in Amsterdam, spend three days or so there

Move onto Paris - just 3.5 hours by train from Amsterdam

Take overnight train from Paris to Florence (Tuscany)

Then finish in Rome, flying home from there.

For lots of great info on European trains - which for your itinerary on such limited time is the way to go - plus in cities like Amsterdam or Paris or Florence cars are useless and a liability IME - anyway great train info sites - www.seat61.com; www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com.

PalenQ Dec 10th, 2013 01:11 PM

Take overnight train from Paris to Florence (Tuscany)>

Oops this train can be scrubbed but you can still take an overnight train Paris to Venice and get off well before Venice and go onto Florence - Milan for instance.


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