We'll be in Amsterdam for four nights in the beginning of June. We have two kids - they will be almost 11 and 8. I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on this potential itinerary.
Day 1: We get in on the Thalys from Paris in the afternoon. We'll head to our apartment in Zaandijk. I'm thinking we'll just stay in Zaandijk and perhaps walk around Zaanse Schans.
Day 2: Vondelpark and Bloemenmarkt. A friend said to go to Tony’s chocolonely superstore. We have tickets to the Van Gogh museum at 2. Maybe a canal cruise.
Day 3: I'm not quite sure what to do in the morning - perhaps we could look around Zaanse Schans again, depending on what we saw the first day. We have tickets to Anne Frank at 8:15 pm, which I know is late but that's what I was able to get. So, I was thinking of getting to Amsterdam, perhaps late afternoon and look around the Jordaan area, maybe the Dam Square before the Anne Frank museum.
Day 4: This day I am not quite sure what would be best. Should we go to Haarlem, or the Hague, or Utrecht, or Marken? Would there be a good place to bike around? I would love to hear some suggestions of what kids might like.
I also wondered what people thought would be best for transportation. Since we're staying outside Amsterdam, would it be better to just buy our tickets individually each time or get some sort of pass?
Thanks for the help!