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I'm looking for the cheapest transport option to reach the Muiderslot castle, from Amsterdam Central. Muiden is a good city to stay/sleep? I don't know if it's a good option stay in Muiden (to be near Muiden Castle) and also visit Amsterdam Centre.

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  • It's a bus company? Do you know how much I'll spend? Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 16:32
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    Although not the cheapest, I really recommend renting a bicycle. It's a great way to explore Amsterdam, Muiden, and the countryside in-between. And it's not too far.
    – gerrit
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 18:59
  • I loved the idea gerrit. Do you know where is the cheapest place to rent a bike? (and how much) Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 18:43
  • Almost all bigger and many small railway stations have a bicycle parking that also rents out bikes. I find a daily rental fee of €6.50 but the site did not contain a date. Other bicycle rent places know they have to compete with the very cheap station bikes and generally offer bikes under €10 for the basic bikes, sometimes they do better the station rental bike. Just search online with 'bicycle rent' or 'fiets huur' and your location will find you a near one. If in the Netherlands for a longer time, check out the OV fiets. (Takes registering.)
    – Willeke
    Commented Jul 25, 2015 at 9:38

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Just did this today, by bike, from Amsterdam City Center.

Go to the Flevopark on Amsterdam's impeccable bike lanes, then take the scenic bridge (Nesciobrug) and pedal for a few kms, mostly right along the river, in a park with bunnies (Diemerzeedijk / Waterkeringpad).

You'll cross farms, sheep, friendly people. Muiden itself has a few nice cafes and is sailing oriented. The castle itself is beautiful and smallish, and they close at 4:30pm, so try to get in at least an hour before that. Don't miss the garden outside.

Also right nearby is an old fort (Westbatterij) with cannons, behind which there's a very small and cozy beach, you can swim and enjoy.

This is the route: Centraal to Muiderslot by bike

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It takes about 50 minutes to get there and you have to change from subway to bus and then walk for a quarter of an hour. This wil cost you EUR 4.81 one way.

Muiden is too small a place to spend more than a couple of hours, so you'll probably want to return to Amsterdam.

Hiring a bicycle will cost you about 8 EURO. See http://www.amsterdam.info/transport/bike-rentals/ The bike ride will take about as much time as public transport.

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    You might want to add a link to the bus itinerary, for completeness sake. ;)
    – JoErNanO
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 11:23
  • Small places are often great to stay, especially if you do not like staying in a city and seeing a small place before the tourist come in and after they have left can be a great experience.
    – Willeke
    Commented May 3, 2020 at 11:05

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