Tram line 7 is a great way to discover many of the highlights Amsterdam has to offer.
You can easily hop on at the back of the hotel at stop Rietlandpark. The route from Lloyd Hotel goes right through the centre of Amsterdam
Our favorite stops:
- Eerste Leeghwaterstraat: this stop is at the beginning of the cosy and “gezellige” Czaar Peterstraat. This is street is just a stone throw away from Lloyd Hotel where you’ll find many small boutiques and nice places to enjoy food & drinks.
- Hoogte Kadijk: Brouwerij ‘t IJ is a beer brewery, located in a former bathhouse next to the old windmill ‘Molen de Gooyer’. They brew special beers, which are well known in Holland. They have been brewing beer since 1985 and you can recognize the beer by the ostrich on their label.
- Korte ‘s-Gravesandestraat: The Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the Netherlands. The garden was founded is 1638 and in 1682 it moved to its present location. The garden contains an impressive number of plants, which can be seen in the outdoor garden and several greenhouses.
- Weesperplein: The Amstel river is called after Aeme-stelle, which means watery area in old Dutch. There are a lot of products, streets and buildings named after the river. So is Amsterdam named after the Amstel River as well. Here you will find the famous “Magere Brug”, the place for an Instagram shot! #pictureperfect
- Vijzelgracht: The Heineken Experience is an interactive museum, where you find out how the beer is made and what the story behind the brand is. You can taste the beer, and also help making it. The museum is located in the former brewery from Heineken, which shut its doors in 1988.
- Spiegelgracht: The Spiegelgracht is a door-to-door art and antiques shopping street. It’s a street which leads from the Herengracht to the Rijksmuseum. A visit to the Spiegelstraat is definitely worthwhile when you are a collector of all sorts of stuff, from antique jewelry to contemporary art. From here it’s just a short walk to the Museumplein where you may find all the big museums, like the Van Gogh museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Rijksmuseum.
- Ten Katestraat: The Foodhallen is the first indoor food market in the Netherlands. Wander around in the large loft-like space in this renovated tram depot and discover the very best “culinary Amsterdam” has to offer. Various hospitality concepts will serve a selection of small signature dishes to enjoy.