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Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by maic17


I am backpacking to Amsterdam on July and it is my first time in the place..I am female and travelling solo.. can you recommend a decent, safe and clean accommodation close to the famous tourist area?? my budget is only upto 25 euros/ night.. hostels, b&b, guesthouse, hotel, inn.. anything will do... many thanks!!

Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by June.b

At that rate, and the most expensive months of the year (July-August)? Best best would be the Shelter Jordan, everything else would be more.

I've never stayed there but passed by last month. It's a christian hostel at the Jordan neighborhood. About 10-15 minutes walk to Dam Square and most sights in the center of Amsterdam. Have fun!

Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by dustmon

I do not have an answer for accomodations, that is pretty cheap, but the Faoz Falafel shops are a cheap opportunity for somewhat healthy food in big portions with a falafel piled high with veggies from this fast food shop---one near Leidseplein and one near Damrak that I know about.....
Have a great trip and post some photos when you finish!


Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??


have you looked through the accommodation tips here on VT?

Sorted by price and reviewed by fellow VT members:

You can also have a look at the 3 hostels in Amsterdam via:
Looks like even in a shared room in July will be over your budget.

Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by Pijlmans

Maybe you should consider a camping?


Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by pieter_jan_v

Have a look at:


PS More cheap accomodation links at my Amsterdam/accommordations page.

Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??


PJ, it's interesting to note that on the general Amsterdam Accommodation page the cheapest is 32 euro. Odd, eh?
I strongly suspected you would possibly have cheaper tips but they didn't come up!

Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by pieter_jan_v

This one comes from my opening tip, where multiple links are given.

Pass the message: For a deal, consult PJ :)


Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??


Sorry to OP for being slightly off topic but it is to help you and others.

PJ, may I give you an advice?
Enter a lowest accommmodation price in that first tip (I just saw it). Since VT orders all accommodation tips on VT on price (lowest first), your tip should always come up first if there is a price in it.

Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by pieter_jan_v

gives enough information.

I never stayed at this hostel so I am not writing a unique tip yet. I do have a picture:


Re: Budget Accommodation in Amsterdam??

by fietslogies

If cyclist or hiker, and member of 'Vrienden op de Fiets' you can try the hosts of this network. It's 18,50 euro for a night and there are over 25 accomodations in Amsterdam. Two of them are even located on a canal boat! But as you are staying with private people, you have to follow the rules of every house. E.g. showing up in time for breakfast, arrive after working hours, .... But for that price ...

Travel Tips for Amsterdam

Houseboats & Canals

by IceBear7

The big reasons why I love Amsterdam so much. The huge network of canals, narrow streets, the wide bigger canals, you can wander around for hours, find a cafe here and a pub there, just sit down and enjoy the city for a while, watch the boats on the canals, touristy and local.

And then the houseboats, my big dream to have such a floating home with a terrasse to have a party with friends or just relax and read a book... I still haven't made it to the Houseboat Museum, it's closed on Mondays... Whenever I see a great looking houseboat -or see an old one that needs refurbishing - I think about the big "what if", or simply the "when..."

The streets in Amsterdam seem (mostly) wide and open, bright, with trees and light. Not like Venice, which is similar with its canals and nice old houses. But everything seems to be cramped and old and run down and smelly, it's just stones and water... I don't like Venice. But I love Amsterdam!!

My highest reccomendation is...

by savage_henry

My highest reccomendation is one of the many tours. You can get on a bus or a cannal barge and see everything, amazing buildings, markets, the bridges and even the 'red-light district' which is not as bad as people expect. try a tour... it's great. this isn't for everyone but the 'double reggae' bar and coffee shop is the boy-o.
I had great beer (if you ask for 'big-beer' you get a litre) nice smoke and real old-school reggae and dub beats. the guy serving was friendly and made me real welcome. Its a nice laid-back place. some may find coffee shops a bit intimidating but don't, go in, inhale and grab a drink.


by OlafS

Lost? Confused? Why not ask someone for help. A little bit of English can do wonders as most people will speak it. Yes, most (not all, that's a myth) Dutch people speak English and are more than happy to help you. But that may not be enough. I recently experienced that this is a two-way thing. I met a guy, I think he was Portuguese, who asked me where the Bangkokmuseum was. The WHAT? I thought. Never heard of a museum about the city of Bangkok, but you never know. In the end it turned out he meant the Van Goghmuseum, only pronounced Van Gogh as Bangkok. Better show the word instead of trying to say something you can't pronounce anyway. Don't be embarrassed, you are a tourist.

Churches and Cathedrals

by zrim

There are not as many churches and cathedrals in Amsterdam as one might expect. Although the ones that do stand are very beautiful and of interesting architectural style. They include the Nieuwe Kerk, Noorderkerk, Oosterkerk, Ouderkerk, Sint Nicolaaskerk and Westerkerk. The other presenting probelm with the churches is their limited access. For example, the Noorderkerk was locked up tight when we ambled by and I understand that it is really only accessible when weekly concerts are held. The tower of the Westerkerk is available for touring (for a price) but the interior of the church is closed except for services. And the Nieuwe Kerk is not even a church anymore--it has been transformed into an art gallery. As such, you can view the impressive architechture and altar pieces only if you are willing to fork over the price of admission to the gallery (which is something like 10 euros).


by jo104

Don't forget to look up at the houses along the canals to see some beautiful gables (frontpieces at roof level) these also helped identify houses prior to house numbers & hid the roof from view. The main types of gable is the spout gable, the neck or bottle gable, the clock gable, the bell gable and the step gable

The hoist built into the gable is to lift furniture into the large removable windows as the stairs are too narrow & winding to get any furniture up that way.

You'll also notice the way the houses lean this is for various reasons I think something to do with rain water, the other is so the furniture don't bump into them, also it makes it easier to admire the facade from the street which is good news for us tourists.


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