Hotel van Gelder is located on Damrak 34 in the centre of Amsterdam. It is perfectly situated among others towards the central station, the Dam square, the arty Jordaan, the Anne Frank House, the fashionable shopping area The Nine Streets, the nightlife, the Red Light District, the museum square with its beautiful The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum and coutless bars. Next to the hotel there is a tourism & travel agency where you can book all sort of excursions within Amsterdam or to interesting places in the Netherlands. The busses for the excursions leave in front of the hotel. In short Hotel van Gelder is the pefect location to discover Amsterdam en the Netherlands.
From Schiphol airport
Amsterdam Schiphol is your gateway to Amsterdam. The train to Amsterdam Central Station is the most convenient form of transportation from the airport. The station is clearly marked and located in Schiphol Plaza at the center of the airport. Tickets to Amsterdam Centraal Station (one way 2nd class is around 3 to 4 EUR) can be easily purchased with a credit card at the yellow ticket booths or at the Dutch Railways ticket counter. When arrived at A’dam CS exit the central station from its main entrance. With the station building behind you, keep walking straight on. Cross the bridge, then cross the road at the traffic lights and you will find yourself in the pedestrian section of Damrak, Amsterdams main street just a few steps away from Hotel van Gelder. Walking distance is just 250 meters/yards. Continue walking down to Hotel van Gelder, at number 34 (max. 5 minutes). Taxi from the airport is approximately 60 EUR.
By car & parking
You don’t really need a car in Amsterdam, as most attractions are in walking/biking distance and public transport is reliable and runs until late at night. Traffic in Amsterdam can be hectic and crowded, like in many cities, and parking is expensive. In our neighborhood you can park for 3.60 to 5 EUR per hour, and there are parkings that offer 24 hours for max 55 EUR.
For our guests we have a special agreement with Q-park parking ‘The Kolk’, which is 2 minutes walking distance from the hotel. For 24 hours you pay €35,- instead of €55. You just park at parking ‘The Kolk’ and you can buy the special exit ticket at our reception.