As our trip to Europe approaches we are giving more thought to utilizing our very long lay-over in AMS to try and see a bit of the city. My original plan was to store our carry-on luggage in lockers at the airport. Then we plan to catch a train into the city.
I have done a bit of reading, and I now wonder how far away the train is from the airport terminal. Is it going to be possible for us to walk to the train. We do not have any huge goals for our day in Amsterdam. We thought perhaps a canal cruise, and a very slow walk around a pleasant area. We have been given tickets to the Rijko Museum, but I do not know where this is in relationship to where the train will leave us.
So I am now wondering if we should try and take a taxi into Amsterdam, which would eliminate the need to walk to a train connection. If we take a taxi what should we expect the fare to be, and where should we ask the taxi to take us?
Can we just catch a canal cruise, or is it something we should book in advance? We are traveling next week, so I am thinking it is off-season in Amsterdam and perhaps things will not be crowded with tourists, but then I think that perhaps there will not be canal cruises during cooler months.
Can we reach the Rijko Museum easily via taxi or the train? Does anyone know if the museum rents wheelchairs?
We have avoided taking group tours through out all of our vacationing experiences, but given our mobility issues, I am wondering if taking a guided tour on a tour bus might be the best way to address our needs.
I someone would like to take this and just outline a day in the city for two old people who do not walk well, I would appreciate it. I recognize that is a challenge, but we would be happy with whatever anyone suggests. We are open to museums, good food, but not overly elaborate restaurants. We are happy to just look out the window at whatever scenery we are passing. Walking more than three or four blocks is very difficult for us.