Arriving by plane
From Schiphol Airport, you can take a taxi straight to our address, the shuttle bus to a hotel in our neighbourhood, or the train to Amsterdam Central Station followed by the tram.
An official taxi from Schiphol to our address costs about € 55.00. Unofficial taxis cost about € 35.00-45.00, but be aware that you have to agree this as a fixed price before leaving the airport.
The Connexxion shuttle bus from Schiphol to Hotel Arena or The Manor Hotel runs every 30 minutes. Both hotels are on 3 minutes walking distance from our house. A ticket for 2 persons costs € 34.00. See www.airporthotelshuttle.nl.
You can also take the train from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station, which costs € 4.00 a person. For directions from Amsterdam Central Station see below.
At Amsterdam Central Station, you can buy a 1-hour or multi-day (1-6 days) travel pass for all public transport in Amsterdam. Then go to the metro on the Station square and look in the underground metro hall for the entrance of metro lines 51, 53 and 54. You can take any of these lines. Get off at Weesperplein station and take the ‘Sarphatistraat Oost’ exit (there is also a lift). Now change to tram 1 in the direction of Muiderpoortstation and get off at the Beukenweg stop. Walk to the nearby crossroads and turn left. This is the long side of the Oosterpark. Halfway, at number 53, you will find Parkzijde Bed & Breakfast (a 4 minutes’ walk).
Amsterdam is surrounded by a ring road, Highway A10. Take exit S113 on the eastern section (A10 Oost) of the ring road.
- Coming from the A1: Take A10 Oost, direction Den Haag, and then take the first exit S113 Watergraafsmeer.
- Coming from the A2: Follow A10, direction Den Haag / Zaanstad. Follow A10 Oost direction Zaanstad. Take exit S113 Watergraafsmeer.
- Coming from the A4: Take A10 Zuid. This automatically becomes A10 Oost. Take exit S113 Watergraafsmeer.
At the end of exit S113, follow the direction ‘Watergraafsmeer’. Drive straight ahead (this is direction Centrum). The street becomes a shopping street and then you pass under railway lines. After this railway-arch turn left at the first traffic lights, at a corner of a park. This street is Oosterpark. Halfway along, facing the park, you will find number 53.
What to do with your car?
Parking in Amsterdam is expensive. As it’s best to get around Amsterdam by tram, bike or on foot, we advise long stay parking at the “P+R Zeeburg” (supervised, open air) or “P+R Transferium/ ArenA” (supervised and covered). You pay € 1.00 per 24 hours if you park after 10.00 a.m. (maximum 96 hours). To be eligible for this low price you have to buy a public transport ticket at the parking which must be actually used. For more information, visit: Amsterdam.info. You can reach us from P+R Zeeburg by bus 37, from P+R Transferium/Arena by metro (get off at station Wibautstraat).
It is best to drop your luggage off first at the house and then go and park your car.
You can easily park in the street in front of the house (for € 1.00 per quarter or € 36.00 per 24 hours, Sundays free) or in a covered parking garage at 300 m (€ 12.00 – € 25.00 per 24 hours). It is also possible to park for free in Diemen outside the A10-ring (unattended) and then take tram 9 to the Oosterpark.