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Amsterdam day trip options

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Amsterdam day trip options

Have 3.5 days in Amsterdam at the end of May.

First time there so I don't think I'm going to be able to get too far out. However, there seems to be some nearby cities accessible by the train.

In particular I see this about trains to Delft:

During the day there is a direct train every 30 minutes from Amsterdam to Delft. The trains departing Amsterdam Centraal Station, passes throught Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport), Leiden, The Hague and reaches Delft in about 1-hour ride. One way train ticket costs € 11.50 and return ticket € 23.00. Check details on the Dutch Railways web site: www.ns.nl

Is it possible to take this train to Delft and stop at one or two other destinations on the way to or return from Delft?

Would I need to buy separate tickets to say Leiden and then onwards to Delft? Would the trains to Delft stop as frequently in Leiden or The Hague?

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yes, you can hop off and on anywhere along the route..if you jump off in leiden for awhile..get back on a train to delft later..same thing on the return...as long as it is done within 24 hours. there is also a train that passes through haarlem on the way to delft...haarlem is a nice old city

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Do you know if the trains stop as frequently in those smaller towns as in Amsterdam?

That is, do they run every 30 minutes both ways?

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All connections are very frequent:

Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport-Leiden-Den Haag-Delft: 2x per hour

Amsterdam-Haarlen-Leiden-Den Haag-Delft: 2x per hour

Amsterdam-Haarlen-Leiden-Den Haag: 2x per hour

Amsterdam-Haarlen: 4x per hour

Den Haag-Delft: 4x per hour

You can add the frequencies, so Amsterdam-Haarlem for example has 8 trains per hour in total.

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