I'm arriving to Amsterdam via train from The Hague on the morning of Sunday, October 21. I am only in Amsterdam until mid-day October 24th (2:00 p.m. flight out of Schiphol). I plan on taking an 8 or 9 am train from The Hague, which should get me into Amsterdam by 9 or 10sih and I'll have to drop my luggage off at the Hoxton Hotel. I'd hoped to go the Rijksmuseum but recently discovered that the Amsterdam Marathon will be taking place that day. I know that the museum will be open but will it be impossible to get to? I have a 4.5 hour food tour booked with Hungry Birds on Monday that pretty much takes up the whole day (or at least most of the time that museums are open). I've already booked the Van Gogh museum for Tuesday a.m; worst case scenario, I can go to the Rijksmuseum that afternoon.
Alternatively, if getting to the Rijksmuseum and anywhere else around Dam Square is going to be impossible to get to during the marathon, does anyone have alternative suggestions for museums or other interesting sites in parts of the city that won't be affected by the marathon?