• Take a tram, metro or train from Amsterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Amstel. From there, take either the 320, 322 or 327 bus to the P+R Terrein stop, Muiden. The buses run regularly and the journey takes around 20 mins.

  • Take a walk through the historic centre of Muiden, a fortified town near the IJmeer which dates back to the 10th century. Take a walk and discover peaceful streets, small cafés, historic landmarks and its picturesque harbour.

  • After your walk, head to the medieval Muiderslot Castle (entry is free with your I amsterdam City Card). 

  • If you follow the canal towards Muiden, you will see the ferry to Pampus Island (you can get a 25% discount off the price with your I amsterdam City Card). 

  • The mysterious island and abandoned fort make for an interesting day out for visitors of all ages. The fort was once part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, a 135-kilometre-long system of fortifications that defended the city by means of flooding. 

Another ferry runs directly from Pampus Island to Amsterdam IJburg (www.amsterdamboatexcursion.com). From there you can take tram 26 back to Amsterdam Central Station. Get a special discount (25% off) with your I amsterdam City Card from April – October.