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The best accommodations for your city trip to Amsterdam

Are you looking for good and above all inexpensive hotels in Amsterdam? You have already searched various hotel search engines and you still haven't found the right one? Then this article is just right for you!

I, your vacation guru, have made it my business to show you how to travel around the world with little money. Whether a vacation on exclusive islands such as the Maldives, the Seychelles or Bora Bora, or a city trip to the most popular metropolises in Europe - you can save anywhere! Admittedly, Amsterdam is a comparatively expensive place - at least when it comes to hotel prices - but of course that is more of a challenge than an obstacle for me. I went looking and found the most beautiful and at the same time cheapest hotels in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam saving tips at a glance

If you want to make your city trip to Amsterdam as cheap as possible, I have collected the following tips & tricks for you, which you can consider before your trip:

  • Season:The months of May up to and including October are particularly popular with city travelers. Mild temperatures, little rain and a lot of time until the sun goes down are simply the perfect conditions for a city trip. As tempting as it sounds: If you want to get hold of a nice and inexpensive hotel in Amsterdam, you should also think about a trip in the off-season. From November onwards, prices often drop by 30-40%. You don't have to do without anything in the colder months! Take a look at my article about Amsterdam in winter and see for yourself. You can find more information about optimal travel times in my exclusive travel calendar.
  • Travel period:Hotels, flights, train and bus trips are particularly popular on weekends and are accordingly expensive. Going there on Fridays and back on Sundays is therefore not always the best idea if you want to save. Better to take 2-3 days off and benefit from the lower hotel prices during the week. Believe me, the savings are enormous, you will notice that when you arrive by plane or Deutsche Bahn!
  • Location:Sure, it's somehow cooler to live right in the center of Amsterdam and to be able to reach everything on foot, but these accommodations in particular are in demand and accordingly expensive. Amsterdam has a well-developed tram network, so you should buy a day ticket for € 7.50 per person rather than an overpriced hotel in the city center. Everything can be reached very quickly by train. Alternatively, you can rent a bike and explore the city like a real Amsterdam citizen. Definitely has something!
  • Park:Danger! Parking in Amsterdam is an extreme cost factor if you are traveling with your own car. Underground parking spaces for € 50 a day are not uncommon. Before you travel, check with the hotel to see if there is cheap parking nearby, or park outside the city and use public transport. That saves money and nerves! I can recommend the Park + Ride (P + R) parking spaces on the outskirts. Here you can park your car extremely cheaply for up to 4 days - the only condition: you have to use local public transport to get to the center, otherwise you will not benefit from the low parking rate. You can buy the ticket per person at one of the blue P + R machines in the car park, it is valid for both the outward and return journeys with a maximum validity of one hour. Important: Only metro, bus and tram operated by GVB Amsterdam are allowed. Please note that you also have to make the return journey from the center! Transferring is of course allowed as long as the transfer station is also in the center.
  • Spontaneity & flexibility:Last but not least, you have the best chance of getting a bargain if you are relatively spontaneous and a bit flexible. In my Amsterdam Deals you will regularly find offers that bring you cheap hotels in Amsterdam on many dates. It's worth stopping by regularly!
  • You can find more tips on how to do this in my travel magazine Amsterdam free can experience.

Cheap hotels in Amsterdam - My favorites

Below I have listed my Amsterdam favorites for you. There is definitely the right hotel for you here! Please note that the prices for a Overnight in a double room vary depending on the season and day of the week. It is best to enter your data directly on the provider page and check the price for your travel period.

Stayokay Hostels Amsterdam

The Dutch capital has three hostels from the popular Stayokay hostel chain, which provides accommodation in many European cities. Located just outside the canal belt, you will find the Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg in the east and the Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark in the southwest of the city. Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen is located in the heart of Amsterdam. You can get a night in a double room in the excellently rated hostel from € 60, i.e. € 30 per person when traveling for two.
Stayokay Amsterdam:
  • Double room from 60 €
  • Check-in from 2 p.m.
  • Check-out from 10 a.m.
  • Breakfast can be booked

The rooms are functionally and comfortably furnished and have their own bathroom. WiFi, lockable cupboards and an extra cot (for children under 12) per room are included in this price, breakfast and towels can be booked if required. If you want to save even more or are traveling in a larger group, you can also book a place in a shared room (4, 6, 9 and 10 bed rooms). These are available from € 12. To get a little impression, you can watch this short video of the hostel chain:

Video: Stayokay

Hotel Van Gogh on Museum Square

The next inexpensive hotel in Amsterdam is located between Vondelpark and Museumsplein, and I took a closer look at it for you. The rooms of the Hotel Van Gogh, which was completely renovated in 2011, are modernly furnished and, with their wall design, are reminiscent of the famous Dutch painter, who also gave the hotel its name. An overnight stay in a double room in the hotel costs from € 70, i.e. € 35 per person when traveling for two, towels and bed linen are included.
Hotel Van Gogh:
  • Double room from 70 €
  • Breakfast can be booked for € 5
  • Parking spaces on request

The rooms have a safe, air conditioning, WiFi and a coffee machine that you can use free of charge. The daily breakfast can be booked for around € 5. In the hotel you can also rent bicycles and start your sightseeing tour straight away. The Hotel Vang Gogh also has private family rooms (4 and 6 bed rooms), single rooms and dormitories (6 or 8 bed rooms). Ideal for families and backpackers! The following video gives you a small impression of the hotel:

Video: Dutch Hotels reviews

Hotel The Exchange in the center

If you want to reside right in the center, within walking distance of the main train station and the red light district, you should check into the Hotel The Exchange. I discovered this inexpensive hotel in Amsterdam for you while I was walking through the city, and I have to say that I was particularly impressed by the unique and modern design of the boutique hotel.
Hotel The Exchange:
  • Double room from 80 €
  • All-day breakfast possible in Café Stock
  • Check-in from 3 p.m.
  • Check-out from 12 noon

The rooms, which you can book from € 80 per night, have a ranking from 1 (budget room) to 5 (deluxe room), have their own bathroom, towels, a safe, free WiFi and are really stylish. At Hotel The Exchange you can stay for € 40 per night per person in the center of Amsterdam. Cool right? The hotel also offers bike rental and free baby cots, so you can travel with kids. But: The hotel is one of the most popular budget accommodations in the city, so you should be quick and follow my Amsterdam savings tips to get the cheap rooms at Hotel The Exchange! Here are some impressions of the stylish rooms:

Hotel Arena am Oosterpark

Another stylish and affordable hotel in Amsterdam is the Hotel Arena, which is located in the east of the city, directly on the Oosterpark. The 116 rooms of the hotel, whose building dates back to the 19th century, with their high ceilings and simply elegant furnishings create a cozy, feel-good atmosphere. WLAN, safe, coffee and tea facilities do the rest. You get a night in a double room from 100 €, so 50 € per person when traveling for two.
Hotel Arena:
  • Double room from 100 €
  • Breakfast is possible in the Park Café-Restaurant
  • Parking spaces available (€ 30 per day)

The Park Café-Restaurant is attached to the hotel and serves delicious and light dishes for the rest of the day in addition to breakfast. If you like it a little bigger, you can book a large or X-large room with even more comfort in addition to the standard room. The tram lines 51, 53 and 54, the popular Oosterpark, the Tropical Museum and the ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo are in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Cafés and restaurants are also within walking distance. In the following video you get a good impression of the noble hotel.

Video: CityFilmTV

Nadia Hotel on Keizersgracht

I found a real bargain with the Nadia Hotel in Amsterdam's canal belt. You can get a double room in the comfortably and rustically furnished hotel from € 60 per night including breakfast, i.e. € 30 per person when traveling for two.
Nadia Hotel:
  • Double room from 60 €
  • including breakfast
  • Check-in from 2.30 p.m.
  • Check out by 11 a.m.

Wi-Fi, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities are available in the rooms. Bicycles can be rented directly at the hotel. The family-run hotel, which was awarded the Travelers Choice Award 2016 by tripadvisor, always offers special offers so that you can stay in Amsterdam well, centrally and cheaply at any time of the year. The guests especially praise the super central location and the great view of the canal. Typically Amsterdam!

Hotel Piet Hein at the Vondelpark

The next inexpensive hotel in Amsterdam that I would like to introduce to you is the Hotel Piet Hein am Vondelpark near Museumsplein. The boutique hotel, which is located in a city villa, offers 81 rooms and suites, all of which are furnished in a modern and rustic style. You can get an economy double room from € 75 per night, i.e. around € 38 per person when traveling for two.
Hotel Piet Hein:
  • Double room from € 75
  • Breakfast can be booked for € 12.50
  • Check-in from 2 p.m.
  • Check-out until 11 a.m.

WiFi, a safe and a shared garden terrace are available free of charge. The breakfast is always highly praised by guests and can be booked for € 12.50. Thanks to the central location, you can even reach many sights in Amsterdam on foot. Alternatively, you can of course also take the tram that stops nearby. In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Piet Hein there are also numerous bars, cafés and restaurants where you can end a day of sightseeing perfectly.

Cheap alternatives to a hotel in Amsterdam

If you are looking for a good and cheap alternative to a hotel in Amsterdam, you will find portals such as Airbnb find it. For the great accommodations that fall at your feet here, you usually don't have to pay more than an overnight stay in a hotel and you have an entire accommodation with kitchen and living area for you. Another advantage is that you can ask your host for the best insider tips when you check-in.

Simply select the desired travel period, your budget and the number of people on airbnb.de and the available accommodations will be displayed on a map. Pictures and reviews from guests help with the selection. I've picked out some great Airbnbs in Amsterdam for you to show you what a place like this can look like.

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In another article I already have you the most beautiful Houseboats in Amsterdam presented. Even such a great and authentic accommodation doesn't have to be an impossible dream, just click through the picture gallery and let yourself be inspired! A night on the houseboat is available from € 100.

Plan your city trip to Amsterdam

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