In June, I plan to visit Amsterdam for 4 days. We will need to travel to Hoofdorp and Bussum to visit relatives. In the past I have stayed at hotels in the Hoofdorp area that provide parking as part of the lodging fee (i.e. not downtown), which worked out well with the rental car.
We would like to stay at hotel very close to the Centraal train station in Amsterdam, because I can walk to the attractions. It would seem that from parking stand point, a 3 day continuous auto rental would not be cost effective and impractical (unless the local downtown rental company were to overnight parking.
What are the travel options to rural areas like Hoofdorp and Bussum from Centraal Train Station? I seek to understand and compare options with respect to time (primary) and financial (secondary) cost.