Day 2.  Keukenhof Gardens and visiting Edam

Breakfast was not included in the room rate and at €15 per person we thought quite expensive, especially as it's actually taken in the building opposite.  Instead, we decided to nip out to the Spar supermarket a couple of minutes walk away and buy some croissants, ham, eggs and yoghurt ourselves as our studio had …

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Day 3.  Haarlem and Zaanse Schans Windmills

Our morning was going to start with a short train journey to Haarlem but noticing the train terminated less than ten minutes later at the seaside town of Zandvoort, we thought we'd head there first before returning down the line to visit Haarlem. Unusually for us, we hadn't researched Zandvoort, otherwise I doubt we would …

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Day 4.  Marken and Volendam 

Our plan for the morning was to take the train into Amsterdam Central and then travel from there by bus to the village of Marken.  Buses run half hourly (No.315) and depart from behind the railway station, this journey being included in the regional travel ticket.  It was a pleasant ride out to Marken, the …

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