I've booked a cruise for my 70 year old mother and her 58 year old husband that departs from Rotterdam and will be travelling the Baltic Capitals including St. Petersburg. The cruise leaves June 14 and gets back on the 26th.
Both of them are interested in visiting the Netherlands. I've been charged with finding things for them to do. I wouldn't call them frail, but I wouldn't call them high energy, either. The husband is over 6 foot and close to 300 lbs, so he's a big guy. No bicycling.
I think a bus tour of Amsterdam (recommendations?) would be a great way to start. They want to see windmills. I suspect the tulips will be done but Mom likes flowers.
Crowds not so much. Peace and tranquility more-so. Some history would be good as well.
I also think Delft might be right up Mom's alley.
Budget isn't really a concern - they're not looking for first class fancy schmancy, but if something is worth seeing they'd spend the money to see it. Mom's husband size means big beds are preferred for hotels but I can check those out separately.
Is it best to be central to Amsterdam and do day trips? Or would it be better to do maybe a three or four day loop to get to Rotterdam (I know it's not far by train). If Amsterdam or Rotterdam are nice and central that might work well since then they wouldn't have to unpack every day. They'd probably prefer to arrive in Rotterdam the day before the cruise.
I'll keep looking on the boards, but if anyone's got a "you really must see this while you're here" idea that would be great. Also, if there are celebrations that should either be seen or avoided because of crowds, that would also be appreciated.
What else? I'm thinking 3-5 days for the visit, not including the days that they're flying.
Thanks for the help in advance.