- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@brittanybed: I think your itinerary sounds perfect! I’ve been to all of those places, and that’s a good amount of time to spend in each city. Are you taking the train from place to place? I would recommend doing two nights in Amsterdam, and using the extra night to spend the night in Heidelberg. It’s a beautiful, romantic college town in Germany that would be a perfect honeymoon destination. It has a REALLY beautiful crumbling old castle, and a river flowing through it- and since it’s fairly small, one night there would be plenty. I don’t have any hotel recs, because I stayed in hostels in all of those places, but PM me if you want some ideas of things to do! Here’s a few of things I did though to give you some ideas:
Paris: Luxembourg Gardens, the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, walk up to Sacre Coeur, lunch at Montmartre, day trip to Versailles, Notre Dame, shopping along the Champs Elysees, day trip out to Chambord or one of the nearby castles in the Loire Valley… Oh gosh, I could go on and on.
Bruges: Bruges is a small city, and very walkable – it has some really amazing old breweries (worth it go on a brewery tour, esp. since it sounds like you two like beer!), great food in general (seriously… in one day there, I had the best hot chocolate, best hot dog, best beer, and best waffle I’ve ever had in my life!), and lots of pretty sights – I just enjoyed walking around there 🙂
Amsterdam: Go on a walking tour (the Free Europe walking tours are great, and they are free – you just tip your tour guide) because the city is huge and overwhelming. I loved renting a bike and riding to the Vondelpark (seriously… one of the best parks ever!), the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and the tulip market.
Munich: I did a brewery tour, higly recommend – it didn’t really take me off the beaten path but it was fun to go to the Hofbrau Haus and a few of the other famous breweries with a big group. I did a day trip to Dachau, probably not too much fun for a honeymoon but if you’re interested in history, it’s a very interesting (tragic) place. And the main park in Munich – I can’t remember what it’s called! – is super pretty, a great spot for a picnic.
Hope that helps!