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Zaanse Schans-Edam

Planning a trip to Amsterdam and Italy 2021.
Have been to Amsterdam before and will spend 2 days there but want to take our granddaughter to Zaanse Schans and Edam. I read that bus # 391 goes to Zaanse Schans, does this same bus also go from ZS to Edam or do I have to go back to Amsterdam to catch a different bus?

Posted by
684 posts

No, I believe you have to take the RNET 817. Per their website

"The Rnet-bus 391 runs from Amsterdam Central Station every fifteen minutes to the Zaanse Schans. The trip takes forty minutes. For more information: www.bus391.nl.
The Rnet-bus 817 drives in July and August from the Zaanse Schans to Volendam/Edam. Also in the weekends Ascension Day and Pentecost is the bus available. For more information: www.bus817.nl."

If the website comes up in Dutch, go to the upper right corner, click on the down arrow next to NL and select EN for English.

At central station, get the platform information from the automated boards. When we went last summer, the information office had a.a if with one platform for the 391, but the boards down at the platform had the correct one.

Posted by
2487 posts

To the best of my knowledge you indeed have to take the bus to Edam from Amsterdam Centraal station.
Check the connections at 9292.nl shortly before your intended trip. Public transport will be effected by the corona crisis, and it is impossible to say how it will be arranged in an unknown period of social distancing, which in the Netherlands is already called the "1,5-metre economy".

Posted by
582 posts

Thank you both for your input.
I have been using 9292 this afternoon working out other areas to visit. Very useful, thank you.

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Don't forget the train to Zaanse Schans. Faster than the bus, and walking from the trainstation to the windmills you will pass a bridge where you have the best view at all the windmills.

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582 posts

Thank you Stephen- just looking into the region travel tickets. Does this ticket also work for the bus
to the Keukenhof gardens or is this a separate?

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2023 posts

We have toured the windmills twice but on the second visit out there was no wind so the windmills were not running.