Accommodation in Amsterdam comes in a wide variety - from luxury landmark hotels to cozy boutique hotels overlooking the canal. Groups of travellers and families may appreciate self-catering apartments or bed and breakfast, while people a on budget may look for cheap hotels and hostels. It’s perhaps best to choose based on either price level or location.
Amsterdam is a busy tourist destination and arriving with a room reservation may be crucial. It is advisable to book accommodation well in advance for the main tourist season, as well as for weekends and festive events.
Our web site features a safe and easy-to-use online hotel reservation system with discounted prices, especially when you book well in advance. There is no charge to make the reservations. A credit card guarantee is required to place the reservation, but payment is made directly in the hotel. Booking online via our web site is done on a secure server.
We also offer you a range of convenient self-catering apartments to rent, each with a private entrance and fully equipped kitchen, from single apartments in various locations to the most luxurious canal apartments in the beautiful centre of Amsterdam. We publish here only reviewed apartments managed by reliable apartment companies and landlords. You can request to inquire into availability and your special needs.
Hostels are cheap hotels where a number of people share one room or a dorm. Cheap hostels are a good alternative for those on a budget, but offer less privacy. They are mostly visited by students and backpackers, thus are popular places to meet fellow travellers. Most of the youth hostels in Amsterdam are situated in the city centre and the prices vary from 17 to 30 euros per person.
In the summer several hippie-style campgrounds open their camping sites. These are not directly in the city, but most of them are within an easy biking distance of town. In Holland however the weather sometimes makes it unpleasant to stay outdoors. Some campgrounds offer chalets for such cases.
The English-style bed and breakfast set-up was not commonly found in Amsterdam in the past, but with the scarcity of hotel rooms these days, this service is becoming more popular. Today a few private landlords and some agencies specialize in renting rooms as a bed and breakfast. Amsterdam is full of cafes and breakfast bars so most of the so-called b&b's actually do not serve breakfasts. These accommodations are referred to as holiday apartments.
Some of the historical luxury hotels or boutique hotels overlooking the canal are valued for their romatic atmosphere, as are houseboats, a speciality of Amsterdam. Several castle hotels, windmill and lighthouse inns are situated in the region, but not directly in Amsterdam.
Parents with small chidren would probably be most happy to keep themselves out of the main tourist crowds, red light district and noisy bars. We would recommend the area around the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam that offers a lot of entertainment for kids. For accommodations in and around the park see our page on Vondelpark.
Self-catering business apartments are equipped with a desk, Internet access and fully equipped kitchen and are conveniently located in the centre of Amsterdam. Business apartments are ideal for monthly rental. For overnight stays at Schiphol, see airport hotels.
Conference hotels Amsterdam
Most of the conferences in Amsterdam take place at RAI Amsterdam, a large conference complex south of the centre, easily accessible by metro. You can conveniently stay downtown and use public transport to get there. If you prefer to stay nearby, there are several business hotels near RAI Amsterdam. If you plan to organize a congress, conference, or meeting please use our group travel page.
Some houseboats in Amsterdam were built for housing, just like apartments floating on the water, while some houseboats were converted from vessels now permanently moored. Several well-maintained houseboats are parked on the canals in the city centre, and can be rented for week-long holidays.
This is a list of hotels with wheelchair access, you can call these hotels directly to double check the facilities they provide to disabled tourists.
Pet friendly hotels
In Amsterdam you can find pet friendly hotels of all categories that welcome a dog or cat for a small cleaning surcharge. Many of these hotels are situated next to a park, where you can take your dog out for a walk.
Group hotel reservations
When coming in a large group of at least 10 or more persons you can contact a specialized travel agent to offer you a custom solution for your group. Group hotel reservations are ideal for sport teams, stag parties, conferences and meetings, not only in Amsterdam but all over Holland.
Information on accommodation particularly designed for gay and lesbian travellers.
House and apartment rental in Amsterdam
For long term apartments, contact our preferred housing agency or real estate agent. Please note that real estate agents deal only with rentals of at least 6 months.