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 for Amsterdam accommodation, 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 accommodation in Amsterdam managed by reliable apartment companies and landlords. You can request to inquire into availability and your special needs.
Hostels are cheap Amsterdam accommodation option 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 are situated in the city centre and the prices vary from 17 to 30 euros per person. There are also smoking allowed hostels equipped with smoking room.
The English-style bed and breakfast set-up was not commonly found option of accommodation in Amsterdam. But with the scarcity of hotel rooms these days, this accommodation service is becoming more popular. Today a few private landlords and some agencies specialize in renting rooms as a bed and breakfast. City is full of cafes and breakfast bars so most of the so-called b&b's actually do not serve breakfasts. These Amsterdam accommodations are referred to as holiday apartments.
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.
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.
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Romantic Amsterdam accommodation
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 the city.
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 to get Amsterdam accommodation in the area around 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.
Business Amsterdam accommodation
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 in Amsterdam
Most of the conferences 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.
Amsterdam accommodation for disabled visitors
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
In Amsterdam you can find Amsterdam hotels that accept pets. 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.
Gay Amsterdam accommodation
Information on Amsterdam accommodation particularly designed for gay and lesbian travellers.