Reguliersdwarsstraat is situated in the old city centre of Amsterdam and runs between Koningsplein in the west and Rembrandtplein in the east. Half-way Reguliersdwarsstraat is separated by Vijzelstraat into a western and an eastern part:
How to get there
On foot you can reach Reguliersdwarsstraat within 25 minutes from the Central Station. The shortest way is via Damrak, Dam square, Rokin, Muntplein and the first part of Vijzelstraat:
By public transport you can reach Reguliersdwarsstraat from the Central Station with tram lines 1, 2 and 5, which have a stop at Koningsplein. Furthermore, lines 16 (as of November 2017) and 24 stop in Vijzelstraat (stop De Munt), and tram lines 4, 9 and 14 at nearby Rembrandtplein:
Tram stops around Reguliersdwarsstraat
By car you can reach Reguliersdwarsstraat as follows: leave ringway A10 by exit S110 and follow Nieuwe Utrechtseweg, Rijnstraat, Van Woustraat, and turn into Utrechtsestraat via Frederiksplein and finally turn left onto Herengracht.
It's not recommended to come by car though, as the surrounding streets are largely prohibited for cars since November 2016, as can be seen in this map (in Dutch):
(click to enlarge)
There are no public parkings in Reguliersdwarsstraat anymore: the Koningsplein Parking Service at nr. 16 is only for office workers now; De Geelvinck garage at number 61 closed in March 2017.
Attention: the part of Reguliersdwarsstraat between the former Havana and Geelvincksteeg is closed for all traffic between 7.00 pm and 7.00 am from May 1 to September 30. This means no bicycles, scooters, motor cycles or cars are allowed to drive through the street during that period.
Where to stay
Although there are no real hotels in Reguliersdwarsstraat, there are following options for those who really like to stay in the street itself:
- Above Lunchroom Downtown at number 31 there's Edwin's Guesthouse
with two rooms on the upper floors.
More information: www.edwinsguesthouse.nl
- In the luxury NH Hotel Carlton
alongside Vijzelstraat you can sleep almost right above Reguliersdwarsstraat, as this hotel is partly build above the street! It's also gay friendly.
More information: www.nh-hotels.nl
- There are also two gay hotels
in Kerkstraat, which is at a 5 minute walk from Reguliersdwarsstraat:
- Amistad: www.amistad.nl
- Golden Bear: www.quentingoldenbear.com
The Carlton Hotel above the entrance to Reguliersdwarsstraat
as seen from the eastern part of the street
Cheaper accommodations can be found in one of the group hotels
) around the city, like Generator, Clink Noord, Meininger Amstel, Meininger City West and WOW Amsterdam.
Finally, Amsterdam also has some youth hostels
), like Stayokay Stadsdoelen, Stayokay Vondelpark and Stayokay Zeeburg.