From Haarlem you drive into town on the Haarlemmerweg until you hit the Haarlemmerplein (with a park on your left and a big, stone gate on the square that used to be city gate to Haarlem. In front of you there is a bridge). There you turn right onto the Nassaukade and keep on driving until you see the Nederlandse Bank on Fredriksplein. Turn left and follow the directions above.
From Purmerend you arrive into town through the IJ-Tunnel. Now you have two choices. The easiest, but longer route is turn right and keep on driving straight ahead. Pass the Central Station on the Prins Hendrikkade, onto the Haarlemmer Houttuinen until you reach the Haarlemmerplein with aforementioned gate situated on your right. Go around that gate, turning right, and over the bridge. Immediately after the bridge you turn left, and you're onto the Nassaukade. Now you can follow the directions above.
The second choice is to go straight ahead when you come out of the tunnel, onto Valkenburgerstraat, pass the Waterlooplein (fleamarket, city hall/ opera building with public carpark) and onto the Blaauwbrug (sort of old-fashioned bridge over the river Amstel). Immediately after the bridge you turn left onto the Amstel, and take the first right after the passing of the Magere Brug (photo below).
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