About Oud-West

The reason we decided to stay and make our home in this area of Amsterdam is largely because of the location. The street is one-way and the traffic flow is such that there is no reason to drive into the street unless you live here, which means we have very little traffic noise for a vibrant European city. The Old West district is full of surprises with bars cafes and restaurants that attract mostly a local clientele. Within walking distance we are spoiled for cosy bars, small shops and small supermarkets and fine dining at reasonable prices.

Walk out of our house and turn left and within a few minutes you will be at the entrance of the Vondel Park, Amsterdam’s biggest park attracting ten million visitors a year. Leave our house and turn right and enjoy the intimate Restaurant Fijnkost and also the unique Wine Bar, Rayleigh and Ramsay. In just one hundred meters you are on the Overtoom, and able to catch Tram 1 which will take you into the city centre in 9 minutes. Don’t worry, we will tell you how to use the trams and also help you with transport cards.

If your visit is to take in the sights and tourist attractions we are close to all the famous museums, concert halls and shopping streets. You can visit the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and the Stedelijk Museum, and take in a concert at the Concertgebouw. All of Amsterdam is on your doorstep. We recommend to our guests to use GetYourGuide to book tickets in advance and avoid queuing.

Maybe you want to go Dutch and experience Amsterdam from the saddle of a bicycle, it really is the easiest way to get around, just ask about our bicycle hire.

How to find us?

Arriving from the airport by train?

The journey time by train and tram is approximately 30 minutes. From Schiphol you take a train in the direction of Amsterdam Central Station, ensuring it stops at Lelylaan (first stop). From Lelylaan you take Tram number 1 in the direction Central Station, and exit at the third stop, “Rhijnvis Feithstraat”. You then walk back in the opposite direction the tram took and our street, the Zocherstraat, is the second on the left after 80 meters.

Arriving at Central Station?

From Central Station the journey time by Tram is approximately 26 minutes. The trams are located at the front of the station. You take Tram number 17 in the direction “Osdorp Dijkgraafplein” and exit at “Surinameplein” the twelfth stop. You then cross over the canal to the “Overtoom” and our street, the Zocherstraat, is the first on the right after 50 meters. From the tram stop to the B&B is a 5 minutes walk.

Arriving by car?

From the ring road (A10, ring west) take exit S106. At the traffic lights, as you exit the highway, turn right onto the Cornelis Lelylaan. At the next traffic lights (Surinameplein), stay in the middle lane. At the third lights go straight on, but move to the left lane. At the fourth traffic lights go straight ahead over the bridge. On the bridge at the lights, turn left, onto the Overtoom. Immediately after the pedestrian crossing the Zocherstraat is on the right.


Finding a place to park in Amsterdam on the street is difficult and expensive. There are car parks where you can leave your car during your stay, and also the possibility of using the park and ride (P+R).

Public Transport

There are several options for public transport, from one hour tickets to weekly and monthly passes. To plan your trip
click here.