We will be arriving in Amsterdam on the 10:11pm Eurostar train from London. Our hotel is at the end of Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat near the Vondelpark. What is the safest way to get from the train to our hotel at that time of day? The hotel information says there is a tram that would get us nearby but it would also involve some walking.
What hotel? Give the forum a target to better help you get to it.
You really can't beat the comfort and convenience of a taxi for door to door service across town late at night, especially if you're horsing luggage with you.
From Centraal to the vicinity of Vondelpark would cost about 30 Euros. Uber probably a bit cheaper. Either would be a bargain in my opinion.
It is the Hotel City Garden Amsterdam, PC Hooftstraat 162.
I'm sure this is hard for some people to believe, but I am jinxed when it comes to taxis. I have been scammed, ripped off, and swindled more times than not when I have used a taxi. And it has even happened when using a taxi service recommended by RS Europe. Will it be dangerous to try to use the tram and walk?
If you are coming into Centraal Station, go outside the station and the trams are lined up.
Ask the hotel which tram you need to take, make note of the tram number, grab your luggage and just hop on. You should have no problem.
Dangerous? Why would taking a tram and walking be dangerous?
There is a tram 2 which brings you close without complicated changes. Use the public transport planner 9292 to see the stop to use (Van Baerlestraat) and how to go from there to your hotel (which should be a few minutes).
Thank you everyone for your help. I meant no disrespect to Amsterdam but I have lived in and visited areas where I would not go out in the city after dark.
And you don't say exactly when you are arriving, but this time of year sundown isn't until 9:30 PM. It may not even be completely dark by 10:15.
We will arrive in the middle of September.
I always prefer Uber or Bolt if I arrive late at night, I am usually mentally exhausted at the time of the night, that I don't want to deal with stairs, tram transfers, or possibly getting on the wrong tram.
With Uber or Bolt, you can also monitor whether the driver is taking you toward the right direction on your phone, via a map.
If you arriving at Centraal Station, the easiest and cheapest is to use the trams right outside the front door. Thery are great. Just ask your hotel the best stop and tram # to take