Difference between revisions of "Muiden"
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Muiden is a pleasant town in the Netherlands of approximately 7000 people, on the shores of the IJmeer. The town is known for its yacht harbor and for its historic castle, Muiderslot. Its proximity to Amsterdam makes it a rather nice daytrip for anyone looking to get out of the city.
Connexxion bus 136 runs from Amsterdam's Amstel Station every half hour. After leaving Amsterdam, the bus runs along side a freeway for a little while, before it turns down Amsterdamstraatsweg. The bus stop is at the end of this road. If you miss it, there is another stop just after the roundabout.
There are large parking areas on the outskirts of Muiden. It's not worth taking your car into the town itself.
Muiden is quite small, so getting around on foot is really the only reasonable option.
There are essentially three things to see in Muiden: the historic river quayside, the yachts moored there, and above all the Muiderslot, an originally 13th-century castle. Tours of the castle are usually in Dutch only. €7. .