I've read and researched extensively and wonder if I have the best plan for transportation for our first trip to Amsterdam. Input from experienced travelers would be appreciated.
We arrive at Schipol Saturday morning at 8:15 am and will transfer at Central Station to bus 48 to reach our accommodations. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are full days for attractions we want to see, a canal cruise, and a trip to Kroller Muller Museum in Otterlo on one of those days. On Wednesday we take the train after lunch to Paris.
I'm thinking our best option is to buy the one-way ticket at the airport to Central Station (is it train, bus, or either?) and buy the 4-day GVB passes (probably would buy at the airport instead of online). On Otterlo day we'd use the GVB pass to get as far as Amstel Station where we buy the round-trip train tickets to Ede-Wageningen plus the round trip bus tickets from Ede to the museum. Based on what we want to see I'm planning on getting the Museumkaart for our admissions since we'll at least break even on the cost, and the math on the I amsterdam City Card doesn't work as well for us.
TripKey looks like it would cover all of the transportation, even to Otterlo, but we don't want to return it to the airport since we leave by train from Central Station. The website says return can be made to Amsterdam Circle Line which has a stop close to Central Station, but the RS update shows the drop-off point to be Kerkstraat 155a which is too far from Central Station. It also lists return "by envelope", but I haven't seen any comments about using that method. The issues about availability until June also makes me hesitant to use it. Thanks for any advice!