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Paris-Amsterdam combo trip in April - help me plan!

Paris-Amsterdam combo trip in April - help me plan!

Old Nov 2nd, 2018, 08:53 AM
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Car only option for that - public transit would take years.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2018, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by hetismij2 View Post
Bits of the country few tourists visit.
That sounds perfect to me!

Do you recommend picking up a car at a location other than Amsterdam? Maybe take the train somewhere and pick up a car? Train back to the airport?
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Old Nov 2nd, 2018, 10:19 AM
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Pretty expensive day trip and though yes off the beaten path I have done that by car once and though interesting if I had never been to Netherlands before I'd do day trips by train to some nice regional town - Rotterdam is a large city but nice for its neat modern architecture - you could do a great adventure from Rotterdam by taking a ferry to Kinderdijk - Netherland's largest collection of windmills and unlike Zaanse Schans, they have always been here not brought in:

https://www.google.com/search?q=kinderdijk+images&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=u niv&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo14GTqbbeAhUQiIMKHVOhC0UQsAR6 BAgAEAE&biw=1269&bih=610
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Old Nov 2nd, 2018, 07:50 PM
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That sounds perfect to me!

Do you recommend picking up a car at a location other than Amsterdam? Maybe take the train somewhere and pick up a car? Train back to the airport?
You could rent at Schiphol: easy to head north from there and easy to return to at the end of the day. I did this route by bike last summer and it's lovely and impressive and will reveal a lot about Dutch culture.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2018, 08:32 PM
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Thanks! Your bike trip sounds lovely!
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Old Apr 7th, 2019, 11:06 AM
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The trip is in a few weeks. Topping to review these great suggestions. Would love to hear more, of course.
A few days in Paris. Train to Amsterdam. A couple of days there, then down to Delft. Train back to Amsterdam, renting a car to head up north. Then back to Amsterdam again for the two last nights. I do have tickets to the Anne Frank house.
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