Here I am again... For some reason, Amsterdam is so hard for me to plan (especially whether to get a transportation pass, or not. It's my understanding that it's a very compact city.) Would love advice on itinerary (bare bones). Here is what I have so far:
arrive on a Saturday afternoon at 4:20 (Eurostar from Brussels) and staying at Hotel Okura (our Sunday - Wednesday hotel was not available) - planning on having dinner in the de Pijp area and then???
Sunday - breakfast in de Pijp area, walking tour at 10:30 with Sandeman, Van Gogh museum in the afternoon, check in to Hotel Estherea
Monday - Volendam, Marken area (transport on our own)
Tuesday - Rijksmuseum
Wednesday - Anne Frank House, Jordaan area, then Wednesday night at hotel near airport for early morning Thursday flight
Other place I might try to see: Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, Coster Diamonds, Vondelpark, Oude Kerk, Museum Van Loon, Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Albert Cuypmarket
Do you think we should get a transportation pass? I'm considering the iAmsterdam card for myself, but my kids are free for Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh, so I won't get it for them.
There are 3 of us - me and my 2 daughters (12 and 15). This is the end of a 34-night trip (Paris, Switzerland and Belgium before Amsterdam)