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Day trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and Haarlem

We wanted to do a day trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and Haarlem. Is that possible to make both in one day?
Which to go to first? Any tips? I assume we will take the trains to save time.

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Yes both destinations are dobale from Amsterdam on one day. Why don't you stay in Haarlem which is like 20 minutes from Amsterdam and accommodations there will be cheaper.

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We stayed in Zaandam, just outside of Amsterdam. Nice quiet town and very convenient. Zaanse Shans is fun and lots to see and do. We spent about 4-5 hours, including the train ride and the walk to and from the train station. Can do both in the same day.