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Tram from Central Station to Hotel Toren, at Keizersgracht 164

Tram from Central Station to Hotel Toren, at Keizersgracht 164

Dec 11th, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Tram from Central Station to Hotel Toren, at Keizersgracht 164

Is this the way one would go from the central railway station to the Hotel Toren, at Keizersgracht 16? Does anyone know which tram, in which direction, and at what stop to I get off for the Hotel? And approximately how much of a walk is it from the stop to the Hotel?
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Dec 12th, 2009, 01:03 AM
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You can get bus 190 to the Westermarkt and walk back from there. It is about 2-3 minutes walk.
If you don't have much luggage you could alternatively try the Stop and Go bus which runs along the Prinsensgracht. Get off by the Leliegracht (ask the driver) and walk to your hotel which is on the corner of the Leliegracht and the Keizersgracht.
Alternatively it is only a couple of minutes walk from Centraal Station, but that depends on how much luggage you have of course.
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Dec 12th, 2009, 01:08 AM
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http://www.gvb.nl/english/travellers...etworkmap.aspx

You're looking for near the junction of Keizersgracht and Westermarkt.
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Dec 12th, 2009, 08:14 AM
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I defer to Hetismij's knowledge, but I'm wondering if there's a typo or something in her reply? When I look at the bus/tram site in Amsterdam, I don't see any bus 190 that stops at Westermarkt. Google maps doesn't show the 190 bus either. Both sites do show bus 170 stopping there, as well as a number of other buses. Also trams 13 and 17 stop there.

Here's a link to a door-to-door route planner you can use for public transportation in Amsterdam (and the rest of NL)- the link below should take you to the English version:

http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/

In the "FROM" section, choose "train station" in the drop-down box and enter "Amsterdam Centraal".
In the "TO" section, leave "address" in the drop-down box and enter "Keisersgracht 164". Then choose the day/time you will be making the journey.
Under "Means of travel" check "bus" or "tram" - or both, and then click on "Advise me".
It will show a table of journey options listed by time of departure.
For instance, if you wanted to leave Centraal Station at 5:55 PM today, the route it suggests is for you to take tram 13 for a 6 minute ride to Westermarkt, then walk to the hotel, which it says will take 4 minutes on foot.

Here's a link to google maps showing the hotel - if you click on the little tram/bus symbol nearest the hotel it will show all the tram/buses that stop there, as well as the name of the stop, Westermarkt:

http://tinyurl.com/yco2uo5

Have a great time!
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Dec 12th, 2009, 08:45 AM
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Unless you have lots of luggage it's a pleasant 10-15 minute walk... here's a link to a map with a suggested route:

http://tinyurl.com/yb5fabd
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Dec 12th, 2009, 10:00 AM
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Paris - I think your map routes him to Keisersgracht 16 - he made a typo in the body of his post giving that address, but the title of the post gives the correct Hotel Toren address which is Keisersgracht 164. Which would be a farther walk.
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Dec 12th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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Thanks Norcalif! yes I meant 170 not 190. Sorry! Hadn't had any coffee when I wrote that.
If you have much luggage I really think a bus will be easier, especially with a weak back, as they are roomier and have a lower step.
It is really only a 15 minute walk to the Toren, and quite pleasant along the gracht.
The advantage of the Stop and Go bus is that you can buy a ticket from the driver for €1 but it is only a minbus. For the bus you will need a strippenkaart or OVchipcard which you must buy in advance. Buying a ticket on the normal bus/tram is much more expensive.
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Dec 12th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Actually what you may find easier (though not cheaper) is to get off the train at Schiphol and use the hotel bus, which stops at hotel Toren.
http://www.schipholhotelshuttle.nl/s...sp?HotelID=323
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Dec 13th, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Thanks much for your responses, especially in light of my typo on the address. I leave for Belgium tomorrow and, like all travelers, am excited. Best for the holidays and may it be a happy and a healthy New Year for one and all. Robert
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Dec 13th, 2009, 08:13 PM
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NorCalif,

You're right but I never mind a longer walk when in Amsterdam! ;^)

Rob
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Dec 14th, 2009, 12:49 AM
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Well make sure you wrap up warm Happyfella - it is due to be cold this next week, with some days staying below freezing. Not cold by US standards I know but cold for here.
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Dec 14th, 2009, 12:50 AM
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oops hit return too soon. Meant to add have a wonderful trip!
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Dec 15th, 2009, 02:45 PM
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Take Tram 13 or 17 and get off at Westermarkt (about the third stop, I believe) -- about 1000 ft from the hotel.

Use my schematic map:

http://www.sanderhome.com/Amsterdam1...ams_center.pdf

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