Amsterdam is an amazing city – with the infamous liberalized society which manifests in a thriving and open red light district, wacky baccy bars nestled next to diamond shops and the Heineken beer factory offering tours of the original brewery and all you can drink lager at the end.
However there is also something for the train enthusiast. A short day trip to a scenic village outside of Amsterdam including a steam train trip and boat ride.
The trip is from Hoorn to Medemblik. You get there from Amsterdam Central station by going to Hoorn, a journey that takes 32 minutes on a 4 car double deck train.
Once in Hoorn you can transfer to the steam train and journey to Medemblik which takes 77 minutes. There you can stroll around or continue onwards by ferry.