We're US citizens making our first trip to The Netherlands. We plan to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by train, metro to Zuidplein and then take the bus to Kinderdijk. I need someone to walk me through the process of getting tickets.
(1) Where do I buy bus tickets (or otherwise pay the fare)? Is the same ticket used for the metro and bus? I've seen references to stamping my strippenkaart which seems to relate to the metro-- where do I get the strippenkaart and where and when is it stamped?
(2) I have found directions on how to get to Kinderkijk, but not how to return. Where is the return bus? (Near where dropped off?) Is it a regular stop? The directions to get there seem to suggest that it's by special request, so I'm worried about returning.
(3) How do I purchase the return fare? Do I buy a round-trip ticket or two separate fares (one for each direction)? And if it's two separate fares, where and when do I purchase the return?