I've been to Amsterdam and Keukenhof, but never got a chance to rent bikes a Keukenhof to cycle around the bulb fields in the area.
We will be docked in Amsterdam at the beginning and the end of a river cruise. I may pass on the included walking tour and canal ride included with cruise. I know I can take the Keukenhof Express bus from Schipol, but am I able to just purchase the bus fare and not the KG entrance fee? Last time we purchased the combo ticket in the airport. Would I need to do this again? or can I just pay driver?
Another thought: A morning visit to Keukenhof is planned at the end of our cruise. I was thinking that maybe it's logistically better to just remain in Lisse on this day and not go back to the ship with the cruise bus and to remain and do our bike touring then since we're already there. Then, I just have to figure out how to get back to the ship (near Centraal Station).
Can I buy a one way ticket from Keukenhof to Schipol and transfer to train? Or is there a bus going right from Keukenhof area to Centraal Station?