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Traveling to Paris & Amsterdam - Help

About a year ago I posted that I was going to Spain and asked for ideas on what to do. I got LOTS of great ideas and ended up renting a motorcycle in Madrid based off of suggestions here. Best riding Ive done. Thanks for that!

So in April my wife and I will be flying into Paris for a few days and taking a train to Amsterdam where well spend a few days before flying back. Id like some ideas from people here on what we should do..
We fly into Paris April 11th, fly out of Amsterdam April 21st. Anything inbetween those dates is completely unplanned so far, including when end up in Amsterdam.
Wife and I are 30 yrs old, in good physical shape, like adventure and the outdoors, but also like coffee/wine/cafes, and wife enjoys history and French culture. Oh, and we both love motorcycles.

1) What are the most fun things to do in/around Paris? Is motorcycle rental an option? International drivers license needed?
2) Theres the option of stopping in Brussels Belgium on our way to Amsterdam. Is it worth stopping there for a day or 2? Whats good there?
3) Same as question #1, but substitute Paris for Amsterdam.
4) How would you split up your time between these (2-3) locations?

As a side note: as far as site seeing goes my wife and I fly through it. After 2-3 days in Rome we were ready for something new, which apparently isnt the case for everyone. Wed like to see as much as possible.

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Really bad idea to give people dates on when your leaving the states. I might just get a group of hobos together grab some mustard, a poodle, talking putting some d's in some a's

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I would rather go to Rome. That place was amazing. I could easily retire there.
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Paris is my favorite city. Very easy to get around on their metra system. The museums are better than anything I've seen in the US. The Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, etc. are all worth a visit. You could spend two days at the Louvre and not see the whole thing. Buy a multi day museum pass. Cheaper and good for admission at all the museums. A trip just outside Paris to the Palace at Versailles is also worth it. There is always the Eifel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Notre Dame cathedral is also a sight to see. Take a river cruise up and down the Seine river to see the city from a different perspective. Sounds weird, but take a walk through one of the cities cemeteries. Some graves date back 500 years. Paris is the city of side walk cafes and it is a great way to spend a late afternoon people watching while you enjoy a glass of wine. You could easily spend a week in Paris and not fully see the city and all it has to offer.
Hope this helps and enjoy your trip.
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