Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Paris November 2017
  2. 2 Amalfi as a home base for the Amalfi Coast
  3. 3 Is a quick stopover in Bern worth it with 3 kids?
  4. 4 Help me get excited about a week in Portugal
  5. 5 1st Birthday Party in Italy questions
  6. 6 Italy: Hotels on the Amalfi Coast; Orvieto; Perugia; Florence; and Siena
  7. 7 Barcelona to Malaga
  8. 8 Planning a Trip from DC to Anywhere in Europe (Budget Friendly)
  9. 9 Lisbon stay - Olissippo Lapa Palace vs NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade
  10. 10 Christmas week in Ireland
  11. 11 Trip Report Christmas windows of Boulevard Haussmann 2017
  12. 12 Looking for Paris Rental Apt.
  13. 13 Salerno as a base to visit Amalfi Coast
  14. 14 Four Nights in Nice--What should we do?
  15. 15 August - Croatia, Italy, Malta
  16. 16 Has Berlin Banned Vacation Rentals?
  17. 17 Spain.... 2.5 Weeks... Need Help!
  18. 18 Traveling by car Munich to Soelden Austria
  19. 19 "Occupied" TV series: On location in Oslo
  20. 20 Trip Report Rome - Naples - Paestum - Salerno - Ravello Trip Report
  21. 21 Connecting trains in Chambery
  22. 22 Recommendations Budget hotel Paris
  23. 23 Moscow Hotels
  24. 24 Headed to Madrid in the Spring
  25. 25 Packing Champagne
View next 25 » Back to the top

Is this day trip too ambitious?

Jump to last reply

Hi -- My family (parents and two girls, ages 15 and 18) will be in the Netherlands this coming June. The younger girl has done some research and decided that on our day trip out from Amsterdam we must visit both the biodiversity center in Leiden and take a Segway tour of Rotterdam at 6:30 pm. (She is in charge of this day out, but I do have veto power :)) .

Do you think its possible to visit Leiden and Rotterdam in one day if we get an early start from Amsterdam? I have looked at the train schedules and it certainly seems possible, but I can't figure out how much time to allow for logistics -- i.e. getting from the train stations to the museum in Leiden or to the Euromast in Rotterdam (where the Segway tour begins). However, I'd like to have some time to walk around and visit the windmill in Leiden and perhaps even take a harbor tour in Rotterdam. Is this just too ambitious, or should we do these on separate days? (keeping in mind that two separate days out of Amsterdam takes away precious time in Amsterdam). We like to be busy on our trips, don't mind a long day, and we don't mind eating fast-food on the run.

Any opinions? Thanks In advance!

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement