1012 VE Amsterdam
The Brouwer is ideally situated in the very heart of Amsterdam. Located on one of the city's four main canals, the hotel is a short walk from both Central Station (the main train station) and Dam Square (the central square of the city).
One can easily walk from the hotel to all of Amsterdam's main attractions, or take public transport from the tram and bus stop located just around the corner.
- Directions from Central Station to the Brouwer
Exit the station towards the city and bear right. Cross the bridge and the large street and turn right onto "Prins Hendrikkade." Walk straight to the first canal and turn left (now you should be on the "Singel"). Walk down about two blocks and you will find the Brouwer at Singel 83.
Exit and take tram numbers 1, 2, 5, 13, or 17. (click here for further explanation). Get off the tram at the first stop (Niewezijdskolk). Upon exiting the tram, cross the street (not the tram tracks) and walk through the alley . You will cross one street before you reach the Singel canal with the Brouwer located on the right-hand corner.
Exit the station towards the city and you will see a taxi stand on your right-hand side. Tell the driver you are going to Singel 83. The drive will take about 5 minutes.
- Directions from Schiphol Airport to the Brouwer
Follow the signs to the trains and buy a ticket to Amsterdam Central Station at a ticket window. See the directions above for how to get from Central Station to the hotel.
Follow the signs to the taxis. Tell the driver you are going to Amsterdam, Singel 83. The drive will take about 30 minutes and cost about Euro 55.
- Directions from Amstel Station arriving by bus.
Take either the metro or train to Central Station. Stamp your ticket for two zones (click here for further explanation). See the directions above for how to get from Central Station to the hotel. Note: You do not need to stamp your ticket again if you take a tram.
- Arriving by car.
Be warned! Amsterdam is NOT a "car-friendly" city.
There is a parking garage (N-Z Kolk) two blocks from the hotel on the Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal.
Parking is very expensive, whether on the street or in a garage. You are better off parking cheap at a Metro station on the outskirts of town (i.e. Diemen-Zuid, Sloterdijk) and taking the Metro to Central Station.
Public transportation in Amsterdam is very good, and can easily get you where you want to go. All city busses, trams and metros require the use of a ov chip card to pay for the fare. This is how it works... After purchasing a ov chip card at the train station (or a tobacco shop), you must wave it in front of the card reader in tram or bus. Do not forget to wave it again to check out at the end of the fare.
You can also obtain a card at the tram/bus from the driver/conductor.
Map of Amsterdam
"Those poor people at the Hilton."
--Arthur Frommer, "Europe On $5 A Day," 1968
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