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Day out from Amsterdam

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Day out from Amsterdam

Spending a long weekend in AMS, any recommendations to get away from the city for a day? Not too much traveling. I have heard of ferries operating from the rear of central station, but going where?

thanks

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1. Re: Day out from Amsterdam

Hi there,

The free ferries are just to the other side of the harbour. Nothing really special unless you bring a rented bike and go touring the countryside from there. Also there is a fast flying ferry to Velsen-Zuid, paid; from there you'd need a bus to Ymuiden harbour and beach.

Zaanse Schans, Volendam come to mind but also other historic cities like Weesp/Muiden (including castle)/Naarden nearby and one size up Haarlem, Leiden, Delft, etc. etc...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Day out from Amsterdam

Depending on the weather, take the train to Zandfoort and have a walk along the beach. Only 20 minutes away.

Or take the bus to Volendam then boat to Marken then bus back to Amsterdam.

Or take the train to Den Helder and then ferry to Texel.

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3. Re: Day out from Amsterdam

Sorry to hijack this thread but we haven't taken the bus to Volendam in many years, where do you get tickets from? Do u just show up at the bus or do u need a ticket prior? Thanks :)

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4. Re: Day out from Amsterdam

Hi Tracy,

Generally: buy on the bus. If you're with 2 or more, the Waterland day card is best. If you're travelling alone, single rides. That is, unless you already chose to have an anonymous PAYG card - that's a lot cheaper per ride than single ride tickets.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Day out from Amsterdam

Thanks!! I still haven't decided what card we will get, I am still researching :)

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