Okay, I'm fitting a lot into 10 days!
Here's the plan thus far for late April:
Copenhagen Marriott - 3 nights
Fly to Brussels
Brussels Marriott - 2 nights
Rent a car and drive/ or train to Bruges
Hotel Navarra Bruges - 1 night
Drive or train to Amsterdam
Renaissance Amsterdam - 2 nights
Train to Dusseldorf
Renaissance Dusseldorf - 1 night
Big question is to drive or take the train from Brussels/Bruges/Amsterdam. I love to drive...even in Europe. It will be a bit more expensive to drive, I think, but I love exploring and poking around interesting places. Is it really crazy to drive this route or should I just take the train like most?
I'm also really interested in hearing suggestions about non-touristy things to do in these locations. I love to try to absorb something of the culture and way of life in a place...food, music, crafts, shopping, exploring. I'm a slow walker, but can go for some distance. Not too sure about trying to bike...haven't been on one for 30 years.