How to get to the Windketel
The Windketel is located in an automobile-free section of Westerpark but is easy to reach with public transportation and by automobile. Please note: parking can be expensive.
Take bus 21 from Central Station and get off at the Van der Hoopstraat. Cross the street and then the first square (Waterspiegelplein) to get to the Watertorenplein. It takes about 3 minutes.
Take tram 5 in the direction ‘Westergasfabriek’ from the city centre. Get out at the end of the line (Van Hallstraat). When you get off the tram, you’ll see a 34-meter-high white steel water tower. The Windketel is across from it, on the same square.
Take night bus 283 from Central Station or from the city centre (Leidseplein). Get off at Van der Hoopstraat. Cross the street and then the first square (Waterspiegelplein) to get to the Watertorenplein. It takes about 3 minutes.
From Schiphol airport, take a taxi to Watertorenplein. Amsterdam’s largest taxi company is TCA, which can be reached at telephone number: +31 20 7777777. TaxiElectric is another good one. Both can be ordered online in advance.
Bicycling is the easiest and most fun way to discover Amsterdam. Make sure to lock your bike securely! You can rent bikes everywhere in Amsterdam. The nearest bike rental is 50 meters from the Windketel at David Goliath Bikes, Waterspiegelplein 10-H. Open on Monday from 1 until 6 pm, from Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Take exit S103 (Haarlem) on the West section of the ring road. Turn right onto the Haarlemmerweg at the traffic light. As you drive towards the center (Amsterdam-Centrum), after about 1.5 kilometers, you’ll see a large redbrick apartment building on your right. Behind this building is the Watertorenplein where the Windketel is located.
Hotel de Windketel is located in an automobile-free section of the Westerpark neighborhood. Parking is only allowed on its borders, for example at the Waterkeringweg (2 minutes walk). Parking is expensive. Parking places can be scarce, especially in the evening.