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    • Leiden/Amsterdam : Cards, Tickets and passes

      Amsterdam 2 hours ago


      I will be visiting Netherlands next year with my wife and 6 month baby. I will be staying in Oegstgeest, outer Leiden. I am quite confused about the best and cheapest travel options including travel cards or passes and tickets. Below is my planned itinerary with costs:

      Day 1: Travel from Schiphol airport to Oegstgeest : 7 Euros per person (NS train and Bus 20/21 to Leidsebuurt), without OV Chipkaart. Sightseeing in Leiden through walking.

      Day 2: Travel from Oegstgeest to Amsterdam Centraal using train for 10 Euros per person. Sightseeing in and around Amsterdam including Heineken Experience, Dam Square, Westermarket, Flea/waterlooplein, Skinny bridge, Vondelpark, Van Gogh/Anne Frank museums, windmills etc.
      Travelling back to Oegstgeest from Amsterdam Centraal using train for 10 Euros per person.

      Day 3: Travel from bus 854 from Leiden Centraal to Keukenhof for 4 Euros per person. From there we will go to Haarlem, via Schiphol and further to Zaanse Schans via Amsterdam Centraal.
      Then Travelling back to Oegstgeest from Amsterdam Centraal using train for 10 Euros per person.

      Day 4: Travel from Oegstgeest to Amsterdam Centraal using train for 10 Euros per person for catching Thalys train to paris.

      For the above itinerary, Im planning to buy the below cards/passes:
      1) Multiday transport card - GVB for 24 hrs : 7.50 Euros each person for Day 2 around Amsterdam
      2) Amsterdam & Region Day Card for 24 hrs : 13.50 Euros each person for Day 3 around Keukenhof, Haarlem and Zaanse Schans.

      Please let me know how I can make my trip most economical or if I have opted for the correct tickets and passes. I want to spend lowest on travel and use only public transport-trains, buses, trams etc. Also the fact that Multiday card is valid on only GVB transport...for rest I will have to pay.

      As a rough calculation im spending 170-180 euros (including card prices), only for travel for 3 days. This I think is too much and I want to reduce the costs. Please suggest some alternate options so I can reduce the travelling costs around Leiden or some buses etc for to and fro journeys to Amsterdam central and back.

      Awaiting reply...

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      tram and train ticket

      Amsterdam Sep 26, 2015 at 2:35 AM

      If I go from Zeeburg P&R coach park at Zuiderzeeweg, take the tram 26 to centraal station and then the train to Sloterdijk coach park, can I do it on one ticket or do I have to get a separate ticket for train and tram?

    • Transfer at Amsterdam

      Schiphol Sep 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM

      I am flying from Boston to Amsterdam with Delta and then Amsterdam to Glasgow with KLM. I have 1 hour and 40 mins between flights. My bags should be checked all the way through so I shouldn't need to pick them up and recheck. I was just wondering if I will have to go through security/passport control again before the flight to Glasgow?

    • 55 minutes between flights

      Schiphol Sep 13, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      I will be connecting from a Delta flight from Atlanta, Georgia, United States to another Delta flight to Bergen Norway thru Amsterdam. Will I make it? Do I go thru immigration or security again in Amsterdam before boarding flight to Bergen. Thanks.

    • Coming to Hoorn this weekend. Looking for info on markets & nightlife.

      by Exploringfun1 Online Now Apr 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      I'm coming via boat from Amsterdam arriving Saturday. Are there any markets on Saturday afternoons? Is there an Ironmongery or Metal Museum (really like old locks, keys and intricate ironmongery - bit unusual, especially for a girl!). Also, is there anything to see/do for nightlife?
      Would appreciate any tips/ideas. Thanks.

      13 Answers May 30, 2013 at 4:31 AM
    • train information

      by linkengen Online Now Apr 2, 2011 at 12:21 PM

      We have booked a holiday staying in hotel Vooroever in Wervershoof and would like to know if there is a train station there and if there is a direct train from Amsterdam.
      Thank you.

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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      Edam-Hoorn-Haarlem February 25, 2009

      by garlandsofgrace Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 8:52 AM

      We plan to stay in Edam. From Edam we want to get to Haarlem. If we travelled (public transportation) from Edam to Hoorn could we get to Haarlem without going to Amsterdam. Please be specific if this is possible. The only reason we would be going to Hoorn is to get to Haarlem. To get from Edam to Amsterdam we realize that is possible. We want the best routing to get from Edam to Haarlem! Thank you for consideration of this inquiry.

      4 Answers Feb 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM
    • Urgent Accommodation need

      by aycakaya Online Now Jul 30, 2006 at 4:49 AM

      Hi, we need accommodation in Hoorn - Noord Holland urgently. Preferably a cheap but comfortable accommodation. It may be a room to be rented by a family.

      The dates are from August 3 to August 18, 2006.

      I will appreciate any suggestions. But please hurry. Because August 3 is just a few days from now.

      Thnak you very much in advance!


      Ayca Kaya

      3 Answers Jul 30, 2006 at 2:21 PM
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      Matjes -where?

      by nuppe Online Now May 20, 2003 at 6:46 AM

      Where is the perfect place to eat Matjes in Holland? I want to write about it inNorway, searching a nice, maybe historic setting, a good place and maybe someone with knowledge of dutch food culture. Maybe a cheap place to stay too...

      13 Answers May 22, 2003 at 12:57 AM