Finding A Great Hotel Room
Amsterdam has hundreds of hotels, from budget hostels to high end luxurious hotels. Places to stay in the city fill up quickly, especially around weekends and holidays. Advance booking is recommended.
Amsterdam hotels sell out every weekend, all year long, and even in the off season. Make sure you Book in Advance. If you arrive late on Friday or Saturday night without a reservation, you will not be able to find a room. If all the hotels in Amsterdam are full consider taking a train 20 minutes to Utrecht.
Where to Stay: Most Amsterdam hotels and hostels can be found in central Amsterdam and just short walk from Central Station. Another popular place to stay is near the Museum Quarter, located in the Old South. Glitzy and elegant boutique accommodation can be found in more affluent Canal Belt area. To the North-West of the city is Jordaan, a popular district with alternative boutique hotels, with prices from mid-range to high end.
Alternatively the Red Light District has some cheaper hostels. Be aware that some areas of Amsterdam are notoriously noisy, busy tourist areas. Staying in the Rembrantplein and Leidseplein as well as the red light district is inadvisable for those looking for a quiet break.
Typical Amsterdam Hotel Prices: A bed in a hostel dorm starts from €15 during weekdays in the off season during the winter and can go up to €40 on a weekend during the summer. A room for 2 people in a budget hotel can start from €40 on weekdays in the off season and can go well above €100 on summer weekends depending on the type of hotel. With three or four star hotels, the prices can range from between €100 and €200, depending on season. Five stars hotels will cost €150 minimum.
Hotel prices in Amsterdam fluctuate by season but also by the day of the week. For the best value, consider visiting in the winter and mid week from Monday to Thursday.
What to Expect from Amsterdam Hotels: Don’t expect a lot of amenities from cheaper hostels and hotels. If your require an elevator for any reason, ring ahead to check, as many hostels and hotels in Amsterdam haven’t fitted elevators. Many hotels in Amsterdam are in renovated or retro-fitted buildings, meaning the budget and boutique hotels in the city have a charm of their own.