I have several questions related to visiting the Aalsmeer Royal FloraHolland auction and Keukenhof on the same day, and transportation cards. We (mid-60s couple) will be arriving in Amsterdam on Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 by river cruise boat, docking at the de Ruijterkade port, which appears to be quite close to the Amsterdam Centraal train station. And, we have hotel reservations for two nights in Haarlem, with a mid-morning departure from Schiphol airport on Thursday, 9 April. I welcome your feedback for the following plan:
0500ish Disembark from the river cruise ship (either leave bags with river cruise ship company or take bags to Centraal station and leave them in luggage lockers)
0530ish Take bus #357 from Centraal station to Aalsmeer Royal FloraHolland facility
0700-0900ish tour Royal FloraHolland facility
After Royal FloraHolland tour: take bus #340 from Aalsmeer to Hoofddorp and bus #859 to Keukenhof. Is this the easiest way to get to Keukenhof?
After Keukenhof, return to Centraal station and/or river cruise facility, retrieve bags, and off to Haarlem.
We were thinking about purchasing the Amsterdam and Region Travel Ticket for three days (we will exceed the 48-hour limit for a two-day pass by a few hours) to get around the area. And, we thought we could purchase the tickets at a GVB kiosk or service point at the Centraal station.
Does this pass the logic test?