Posted by: jeanne | July 29, 2010

what we’re going to do in amsterdam

we’ll be in amsterdam from october 5 to the 12th.  this is an ongoing post, and i’m readjusting it whenever i have something to add.  so far i’ve taken a bunch of things out and am trying to decide when to fit in others.  i’m juggling visitors, too, and depending on when they come, we’ll do different things.

what all this means is that we’ve got three places out of town to go to, and three different days to do it, monday when we have to see some things because we can’t see others, and tuesday when we get to do whatever we haven’t done, or go back to see frans hals one more time.


travel day


Museum Card for Amsterdam and Museums in Holland
The card represents a personal pass to enter more than 400 Museums in the Netherlands! It is valid one year and it costs €39.95

rijksmuseum – Every day from 9:00 to 18:00, free w/museum card.

jan six house – The collection may be seen by invitation only or on presentation of a card of introduction obtained on the day of the visit from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Apply to the Information Office, Rijksmuseum, 42 Stadhouderskade. Telephone: 73 21 21. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Sunday from 1 to 5. It is closed Monday.  The Six collection, at 218 Amstel, is shown Monday through Friday from 10 A.M. to noon, and from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. from May 1 to Oct. 31; it is open mornings only from Nov. 1 to April 30 and is closed on holidays


visit cornelis with marleen


(every day: frans hals in haarlem, mauritshuis in den haag and vermeer centrum in delft, zaandam)

gail 8-11


(every day: frans hals in haarlem, mauritshuis in den haag and vermeer centrum in delft, zaandam)



palestrina at church in palestrinastraat (palestrinakerk?) at 11.

(every day: frans hals in haarlem, mauritshuis in den haag and vermeer centrum in delft, zaandam)



open on monday – historical museum, rembrandt house, van gogh



(every day: frans hals in haarlem, mauritshuis in den haag and vermeer centrum in delft, zaandam)

leave for dublin in the evening.

amsterdam historical museum – Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 357 – Kalverstraat 92, Mon-Fri 10.00 am – 5.00 pm., Sat-Sun 11.00 am – 5.00 pm, free w/museum card.  the usual

rembrandt’s house – Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, daily 10 AM – 5 PM, free w/museum card.  the etchings, pannekoek

van gogh museum – Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam, daily 10:00 to 18:00, Friday to 22:00. Adults: € 14.  van gogh’s studio practice

frans hals museum in haarlem (to october 10) – Groot Heiligland 62 2011 ES Haarlem, Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays and public holidays 12 noon – 5 p.m., free w/museum card. not monday

vermeer centrum delftEvery day from 10.00 am till 17.00 pm., Voldersgracht 21, 2611 EV Delft, T + 31 (0) 15 – 213 85 88, Entry: € 7,00

mauritshuis  museum in den haag – tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm Sundays 11am-5pm, not monday. Korte Vijverberg 8, The Hague, € 1.50 w/museum card.

Zaandam “De Kat” pigments – 9-5 tuesday to sundaynot monday. By train

Only four stops (20 minutes) by train from Amsterdam Central Station. Take the stop train direction Alkmaar to Koog-Zaandijk. From the station simply follow the signs to the Zaanse Schans. It is ten minute walk from the station.
By bus  From Amsterdam There is an excellent bus service operating from Amsterdam Central Station direct to the Zaanse Schans. Bus 91 leaves Amsterdam Central Station twice hourly and stops at the St. Michael College next to the Zaans Museum and Zaanse Schans.  From Zaandam Busses run from Zaandam Station to the Zaanse Schans every hour. Take bus 89 direction Wormerveer to Koog aan de Zaan. The bus stop is situated at windmill De Bleeke Dood.

canal cruise.  hundred highlights, 13 euro for an hour.  blue boat also 13.  night cruises 15, daily at 8 pm.



  1. […] figured out how much money to bring in cash, on my debit card, and on jim’s debit card.  we’re taking way too much capacity for cash, and hoping not to use much at all.  it’s in case the next volcano blows and we get stuck there.  can’t find alternate ways home without money.  basically i figure about a hundred bucks a week for my groceries and another couple of hundred for incidentals (pints), and then a bunch more in amsterdam. […]


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