My husband and I are planning far ahead for a trip to Berlin and Amsterdam (Oct 2016). I have been looking into the Museumkaart for our time in the Netherlands (Amsterdam with a side trip to Haarlam) however am running into that the museums we want to see total to 51€ and the card is more than that.
We are planning to visit the following museums:
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank's House
Dutch Resistance Museum
Corrie Ten Boom House (free plus donation so no worry about the card there).
Are there any other museums anybody highly recommends in either Amsterdam or Haarlam? We are both very interested in history (especially WWII) and music. I love art but think that the two museums already listed will be enough for my husband. He is also into boating and I believe there is a maritime museum - anybody been there?
We can also always decide to just buy all the tickets on their own to save money but I have a feeling we may get to Amsterdam and decide to possibly hit up a new museum. We have 4 full days in Amsterdam (taking a night train in from Berlin and I have the last day listed for just going home, we may have some morning time to do something else as well) and are planning to take a half day to Haarlam unless we figure out there's more to do there (we figured we'd hit the Corrie Ten Boom House and explore the market for lunch and explore the town).
Also, both Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh offer an audio tour for 5€ - has anybody ever done these? Were they worth the money? I tend to like audio tours in art museums if I can choose my own path (I've done some that tell you to turn here and then there and I tend to get lost or sidetracked. This was a long time ago so I have a feeling they've changed).
And my final question: is doing Anne Frank's House (try for an opening hour slot), Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh too much for one day? I feel like Rick Stevens put the latter two together on many itineraries I've seen that include Amsterdam and the Anne Frank House website says you should allot an hour (anybody think different?)
Whew, a lot of questions but thanks for any help you can give me! We're so excited even if it is a couple of years away.