(for all Dutch street names, see map)
Coming out of the main hall of Amsterdam Central Station (city side) you can see a broad road with much traffic coming and going from left to right, this is the Prins Hendrikkade. First you cross this road (Prins Hendrikkade) , then you turn right (along the front of the Victoria Hotel on the corner) and you keep walking on the Prins Hendrikkade until you cross a canal (Singel).
After crossing the canal you turn left into the street called Singel. You keep following the canal on the Singel and take a right turn at the seventh street on your right hand called Blauwburgwal. At the end of Blauwburgwal street you cross another canal called Herengracht. When you keep on going straight ahead you walk right into the Herenstraat. At the end of this street, on you left hand, you will find Nostalgia.
Of course you can also choose to wander through any of the other little streets of Amsterdam leading towards the Herenstraat.
While in Amsterdam, walking or using public transportation, we advise you to keep an eye on your belongings and always be aware of pickpockets.
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Taking a tram in Amsterdam
Coming out of the main hall of Amsterdam Central Station (city side) you can see trams parked on your left hand but also on your right hand side. The trams you want are stationed on the right. You can make a choice: trams 1, 2, 5, 13 and 17 will do. These will take you straight to a street called Voorburgwal. You need to get out on the second stop called Nieuwezijds Kolk. When you get out at Nieuwezijds Kolk you keep to the right side of the road and you enter the street on your right called Lijnbaanssteeg. You keep walking straight ahead and cross the canal called Singel. Keep walking straight ahead and enter the street called Blauwburgwal. At the end of Blauwburgwal street you cross another canal called Herengracht. When you keep on going straight ahead you walk right into the Herenstraat. At the end of this street, on you left hand, you will find Nostalgia.
Ticket sale, boarding and getting off
Note: buying your ticket in advance is always cheaper.
You can buy a (day)ticket or multi-journey ticket called a ‘Strippenkaart’ at one of the newsstands or service points at Amsterdam CS. Tickets are also available at the conductor or at the driver.
You have to get the ticket stamped in order to make it valid! Tram #5 has no conductor but stamping machines inside the tram to stamp your own ticket(*). You can also have it stamped by the driver.
Some trams called Combino-trams have only one door you can use to board the tram. All other doors are blocked by small gates and only used for get off the tram. At this boarding door you will find a conductor who sells, stamps or checks you ticket. Older trams sometimes open only on the back and also have a conductors booth.
* Take note; You have to get the ticket stamped in order to make it valid. A multi-journey ticket has multiple strips on it. You need to stamp two (2) strips for each zone. The division of these zones are posted on the tram stops. To Nostalgia you need to stamp 2 strips (one zone)
Too much trouble taking the tram? Turning right when coming out of Amsterdam CS you will find the taxi stand.
Car navigation systems significantly ease safe arrival at any destination. Use the postalcode (1015BZ) or the address: 37 Herenstraat to find us. If you don't have a car navigation system you can use Google Maps to plan your way through Amsterdam.
Please take note that most of the small streets in Amsterdam are one-way streets. Parking will cost you an arm and a leg and due to construction work on a new subway line, some streets in Amsterdam are closed off till 2012 at least.