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.

By bus
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.

By tram
Take tram 10 in the direction ‘Westergasfabriek’ from anywhere in the city. 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.

By night bus
Take night bus 348 from Central Station, which goes to Sloterdijk station via 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.

By taxi
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.

By bicycle
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.

By car
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.

Parking
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.

A better choice is the 24-hour Q-park Westerpark parking garage at Bleiswijkstraat 8, 3 minutes walk from the hotel. An alternative is to park outside the ring road, for example at the P+R facility at Bos en Lommerplein, which is only ten minutes by bus (number 21, direction Central Station)  from the Watertorenplein where Hotel de Windketel is located. Follow the directions on the website and in the garage.