'''Muiden''' is a pleasant town in the [[Netherlands]] of approximately 4000 people, on the shores of the IJmeer, at the mouth of the Vecht river. The town is known for its yacht harbor and for its historic castle,
'''Muiderslot '''. Its proximity to Amsterdam - it is just 12 km east of the city centre - makes it a good day trip for anyone looking to get out of the city.
It takes about an hour to cycle from central Amsterdam to Muiden.
===By train and bus===
The fastest way to reach Muiden from Amsterdam is to take the train to [[Weesp]] station, and then bus 110. The bus stop is in front of the station, service every half hour, hourly after
20.30, hourly on Sundays. The ride to Muiden takes just 5 minutes.
Connexxion bus 101, from Amsterdam's Amstel Station to Blaricum, also stops on the outskirts of Muiden. Service every half hour.
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. [http://www.muiderslot.nl /].
==Do== Visit the 'Muiderslot', a beautiful castle on the waterside.