- Reviews: 1500
We got an apartment for 4 nights for our January 15 visit, via Airbnb.
It was our 3rd use of Airbnb for this - twice before in France. Again the arrangement worked very well.
Inge’s 1 bedroom apartment in the Westerpark was everything it claimed to be on the website - clean, stylish, quiet, comfortable and well located. It’s a 20 minute walk to the city centre, and the tram line 10 passes within a few metres.
The upsides of getting a place to stay this way include an insight into locals’ way of life, privacy & flexibility.
Airbnb takes a good fee, but the only other possible downside I’ve come across is the need to clean up before leaving (if the owner doesn’t charge you for the service).
The cost was £94 per night, plus Airbnb’s fee (€88). No hotel service obviously, but then neither are you in a regulation size box and fighting with tour groups for a breakfast table.
We had breakfast coffee (in bed) in the apartment every morning, and then bought a croissant on our way into the city.
Inge was great with the ‘welcome” arrangements and very good with pre-arrival communication/questions.
Comfort and privacy.
- Reviews: 5441
ClinkNOORD: New Hostel in Amsterdam North
Mid 2015 a new Hostel with 700 beds will open in the North of Amsterdam.
The Hostel will be housed in the converted old Royal Dutch Shell Head Office and Laboratories; a beautiful building dating from the 1920s.
- Reviews: 5441
W-Hotel: In the making
A new hotel is in the making. In the former Telephone exchange building at the Spuistraat the W-hotel will be housed. 169 rooms will be created and a number of conference halls.
- Reviews: 3943
Budget Dam Hotel: Budget Dam Hotel
Very centrally located, but typical of Dutch Hotels in Amsterdam, the staircase is extremely narrow and the top is very difficult for elderly or disabled people to move around with luggage. Our room was nice and big and very clean. View was bad. The internet says that here is a lift, but lift is only from first floor upwards.
Location, mere 5 minute walk from Central Station and all tour busses have their pick-up point right in front of hotel.
- Reviews: 1
Saaroens apartment: Quite Amsterdam citycentre apartment
Last October we booked the apartment on this site: http://appartmentamsterdam.webs.com/
It was very clean and in a quite neighbourhood in the citycentre, and the couple who are renting it are really helpfull with tips where to go. There are a few "rules" when renting the apartment though, but for us that was no problem since we are young and without kids ;)
Transportation is very easy, everything is on walking distance, but when you are to lazy ;) to walk there are busses, tyrams and subways who take you everywhere.
Another option is take the touristbus, oke it doesn't take you everywhere but it is a nice alternative.
In the city centre so many atractions are within walking distance.
- Reviews: 2706
Ibis Amsterdam City West: Ibis Amsterdam City West
Decent prized hotels in Amsterdam which have good reviews tend to be rare or so we found out. We don't usually like to stay in chain hotels but in the Ibis Amsterdam City West we found a good priced room for October 2012 for Euro 75.00 for a double, no breakfast included. For this deal we booked directly with them up to 21 days in advance.
The room had a comfortable bed (somewhat on the soft side), a flatscreen TV, hair dryer, free wifi, 6 coat hangers, soap/shampoo dispensers in the bathroom, 2 towels each. We had room no. 301 which was unfortunately just opposite the service room which was quite loud early in the morning. Although it was right by the lift, we didn't hear it. The shower cabins are quite large and the shower was very good.
Check in and out was swift and friendly. There is a lobby bar with snacks available 24 hours. On the first floor there is a restaurant. In the same building the is also a Burger King. There are some computers in the lobby and a printer.
From the Central Railway station or the Sloterdijk Railway station take bus no. 48 to the stop Kabelweg and then it's a very short walk.
- Reviews: 1647
Hostelle: Ladies only!
This is a very cute hostel, beautifully decorated and clean.
My niece and I spent only 2 nights here this July. We stayed in a standard 6-bed dorm, the walls of which had handmade drawings of fashion girls.
There's an equipped kitchen, a breakfast room where each chair has a different film print on it, a bookcase with different tour guides, board games and DVDs, and a very own Hello Kitty toilet!
- Reviews: 4
Lindbergh Travel: My 'best deals' on Hotels
Never a problem in Amsterdam if a hotel messes with you.
Since, well ..a long time ago, I only booked a Hotel in advance once there. I then found Pieter at Lindbergh travel, a block away from Central station on Damrak. Since day one he has never failed on getting me the best for the very best price. Lindbergh Travel has great folks, I just look and wait for Pieter as he is far more than a salesman. He cares, extremely kind, interesting, very direct and has only spoken the truth and never misrepresented any service they can perform.
If you have any problem with the booking you mentioned, walk in to Lindbergh Travel around 11 am they will have received a list of 'last minute' deals on the best Hotels in Amsterdam. I have always have gotten 4 -5 star at 2-3 star prices. He got me Double Trees Mint by Central station for less than the Eden Hotel wanted for a VERY VERY single dirty cell..ah....room. It was more than a fabulous room and I am a complaining American.....unless the service is great. Have a great time.
If you go tell him Sam from 'Chicago' sez Hi.
- Reviews: 14
Hotel Manofa: Hostle from H*ll
This was my 1st time ever in a hostel and I must say, after being there I have yet to go to a hostel again, mind you this was back in 2007. The stay was pretty bad, sadly this the very first time I went & it was a impulse trip. The beds were gross, shower situation was similiar to something I had experenced in Iraq. When i laid down I couldnt sleep, I just felt like something was crawling on me, SMH. After that I said NEVER again! lol Every time I have went since then was in a 4 ot 5 * hotel. One thing I learned is if you plan to go stay over night in Amsterdam, be prepared to spend 300+ $ for one night.
- Reviews: 15
Trivago.co.uk: Booking Hotels
Check out trivago.co.uk best site for hotel booking hotels on the web compairs all other websites for prices.. and if you want a good cheap hotel always book the day before as this is when you get the best prices , sometimes up to 70% off.
- Reviews: 285
My friend's temporary apartment: Stay in an Anti-Squat
Find a friend who is an Anti-Squatter: someone who pays the landlord a nominal rent to prevent a squatter from seizing valuable, private property. I stayed with one of my Dutch teachers in a fabulous duplex near the Leidseplein. Fantastic light and sky which is a hallmark of Amsterdam weather.
P.S. the only downside is that the Landlord can discharge the Anti-Squatter at the shortest of notie. Enjoy it while it lasts!!
Free and great location
- Reviews: 1203
Houseboat B042: Houseboat in Amsterdam
I was looking forward to seeing the canals of Amsterdam and could not think of a better way to stay in Amsterdam but on a Houseboat right on a canal in the city.
We checked out a stack of Houseboats on the site below and eventually decideded on Houseboat B042.
Well the choice was a great one! I would definately advise that you stay here! Yes, it costs a bit more than a hotel....but there's no better way to enjoy Amsterdam in my opinion!! :o)
We would definately stay here again!
- Reviews: 3260
IBIS AMSTERDAM AIRPORT: AIRPORT HOTEL
Thursday May 19 - Friday May 20
As our flight to Ohrid was not until Friday morning, we stayed at the IBIS AMSTERDAM AIRPORT overnight. When we arrived at Schiphol and after getting our luggage, we went outside to where the hotel shuttles were and got the free shuttle to the IBIS. We were early, but the kind young man at the desk gave us a room (#3502). Thank goodness, as we were very tired.
We booked the IBIS through booking.com and paid 89 Euros plus 6% city tax - for a total of 94.04 Euros.
Breakfast was not included and is extra at 15 Euros per person per day.
Tuesday May 31 to Thursday June 2, 2011
As our flight to Toronto was not until Thursday morning, we stayed two nights again at the IBIS. We again booked through booking.com and paid 178 Euros plus 6% city tax - for a total of 184.68 Euros, but this time we received two free buffet breakfasts as we were staying two nights. (Special - room must be prepaid with no cancellation allowed).
FREE SHUTTLE BUS - takes guests to and from Schiphol between 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Follow the "Hotel shuttles" signs to exit D. At bus stop A9 you will find the IBIS shuttle bus. A schedule is posted at the bus stop and at the IBIS near the entrance to the hotel.
Our room was simple with Queen bed, TV, computer desk ( free internet for an hour at a time - get a password from the front desk). safe (free to use), mini-fridge ( not all rooms have a fridge), bath/shower, bath soap provided & hair dryer.
First Floor - Red Baron Bar & Vending Area
Second Floor - Star Class Cafe' - Lunch dinner, snacks and drinks - ate here once - Chicken wings and fries.
Fourth Floor - Pizza and Pasta - Italian - take away available
Restaurant L'Estaminet - French Cuisine Restaurant
Breakfast Room - Early Bird 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. = Cost 15 Euros per person per day.
- Reviews: 3829
Zaanse Koopmanshuis: Winner B&B 2009/self-catering near Amsterdam
Friends of mine, a couple from Ontario, Canada, stayed at this B&B during their stay in The Netherlands in September 2010. They enjoyed their stay very much.
Best to check the website (full English, French and German versions available) for the latest prices.
You can explore the typical coastal towns and villages, beaches less then 30 mins away by car or by bicycle. You can rent bikes at the B&B for 7 euro per day.
You're less than 30 minutes from Amsterdam by train.
Fred & Kelly Snel
Mobile phone: 0031(0)6-30231121
Definitely typical Noord-Holland architecture and atmosphere. Very near Zaanse Schans with the famous windmill scenery and near Amsterdam.
- Reviews: 1122
Houseboathotel: Houseboat rental on Prinsengracht
I had stayed in one other houseboat before, and it was not available, so tried www.houseboathotel.nl and ended up at Irene's (ih-ree-na) place near the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht canal. I cannot tell you how cool it is to sit on the back deck in the sun, waving to the cruising boats going by, who probably think you are a native! One bedroom with a split king bed, a nice shower, a gas stove, small fridge and microwave, table and chairs, a small loveseat and chair in the living area and a small nice deck with 2 chairs and a small table. Swans and other waterbirds come right up to you hoping for bread---pretty much a residential area, but a really nice pancake place and a Dutch restaurant less than a block away. The Jordaan is right across the canal with tons of cool walks among the shops and galleries. Guess you can tell I love Amsterdam, huh? The website has much more to offer if you want a different area, but this is the only boat I have stayed on and would recommend it highly---about the same as a nice hotel room, but so much more to offer. Irene lives across the street if needed.
Bottle of Prosecco upon arrival, lovely canal living, lots of restaurants close by
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