I was looking at a site for the Waterland Bus (http://localbus.nl), and I think we will go to Edam from Amsterdam. Then...? Maybe Marken and Volendam, but then I saw this on the site:
RENT A BIKE FROM TON
One of the best ways to go local is to go by bike. Make a tour to Middenbeemster! You can hand in Tons bike at the VVV office in Middenbeemster too. (just 2 min. from the bus station), Schepenmakersdijk 4-6.
T: +31 (0)299 371922, www.tontweewielers.nl
Has anyone done this ride? It's about 11km, so what, 6-7 miles? Doesn't seem like it would be too hard and the kids love riding bikes!