I have read the info on transportation but, sorry, I am still somewhat confused as to the best option for our trip. Here are basic plans
Arrive Easter SUN on Thalys from Brussels, going to Radisson Blu on Rusland - looks like we need to walk there? Worth taking metro to Nieuwmarkt since still have to walk? Staying there thru Sat. morning
Plan to buy Museumkaart (probably at Nieuwe Kerk to avoid line), walk to Oude Kerk, Our Lord in the Attic, Anne Frank House.
TUES - Centraal Station to Schipol to Keukenhof - Connexxion tix - and return to Amsterdam and walk in the Jordaan.
WED - train to Delft, possibly take tram to The Hague, maybe not. Return to Amsterdam
THUR - stay in Amsterdam - basic plan- walk to see Begijnhof, Rembrandthuis,Jewish Hist Mus & Portuguese Synagogue. Dutch Resistance Museum, Hermitage Museum
FRI - train to Alkamaar for Friday Cheese Market, return to Amsterdam in afternoon
SAT - go to Centraal Station for train to Schipol - check in at Sheraton Airport hotel. Then bus to Haarlem for day, returning to Schipol for overnight.
Now, I may shift around Tues-Wed-Thur depending on the weather. Will take a canal cruise one of the days in Amsterdam, possibly an evening cruise, again leaving schedule flexible.
Since our hotel is not near a tram line, and I plan to be out of Amsterdam for some day trips, I am just not sure what makes sense. Just pay for a single tram if we need one? Buy an anonymous OV? Do we need this? What do we use on the trains for our day trips? Are those different rail tickets or does an OV cover them?
Thank you in advance for any clarification you can provide.