You are going to have a wonderful time in beautiful Amsterdam. If you’re wondering where to stay in Amsterdam, this information can assist. Below, you’ll discover a variety of accommodation alternatives, from luxurious 5-star resorts to budget-friendly hostels.
There are two main factors we consider while deciding where to stay.
There’s the location, to start. If we won’t be spending at least a week in a city, we like to stay somewhere central, where we can easily reach the majority of the city’s top sights on foot. Almost everywhere in the central part of Amsterdam is “within walking distance” of just about anywhere else in the city because of how walkable it is.
Second, how people feel about it. Which is subjective, but we’ll do our best to describe it nevertheless. We try to stay away from tourist traps like the Red Light District in Amsterdam (more on that in a second). Instead, we choose to visit places that attract both visitors and locals.
One of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Amsterdam sees people flooding into practically every central district. yet not all proportions are the same.
We’re on the hunt for somewhere with all the amenities: a supermarket close by so we can get some food and wine for lunch, a park where people congregate on a bright day, and a farmers market, if possible.
In Amsterdam, the Red Light District is one area we would not recommend staying in. For the sake of novelty, especially in the evening, it’s worth a visit, but staying overnight isn’t a good idea since it’s so jam-packed with visitors. And if you value your sleep, you may not appreciate how noisy travelers may be late at night (we do).
Furthermore, we would not recommend staying in the area immediately around Amsterdam Central Station. For the same, fundamental cause. There are people crammed in every available space. Additionally, the area’s pubs and restaurants are more costly and less appealing than those in other parts of Amsterdam.
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Stay in Jordaan or Nine Streets if it is your first time in Amsterdam or if you just have a few days to see the city. In this picturesque district, you’ll discover the Anne Frank House and many other notable attractions, including a profusion (one of my favorite words) of excellent restaurants and bars. We recommend staying in any of the two adjacent districts since they are both convenient to the city’s main attractions and aesthetically pleasing. We could spend all day or all night just exploring this section of the city.
De Pijp is where it’s at if you want to be near the action. We consider this to be the hippest and most interesting neighborhood in all of Amsterdam. It’s a little farther from the heart of things, but getting there still takes no more than 15 minutes on foot or 10 minutes through public transportation. In addition, the Albert Cuyp Market and the Heineken Experience are just a few streets away (which is just a big Heineken ad, if you ask us). The Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark are both within walking distance.
Westerpark is a great place to stay if you are looking for an affordable apartment. West of Amsterdam’s major tourist district, you’ll find this somewhat more affordable neighborhood because of its distance from the city center. If you’re searching for an apartment in Amsterdam, this neighborhood has a few excellent aparthotel (hotel-style buildings with apartment-style rooms).
Jordaan is an endearing community right in the middle of Amsterdam.
As far as we’re concerned, that’s the epitome of Amsterdam. We would stay in one of the wonderful Jordaan boutique hotels if we ever returned to Amsterdam.
Exploring Jordaan on foot is an experience in itself because of the area’s winding canals. I could walk about all day and night, basking in the cool night air and the warm orange light that emanates from the canals once it becomes dark.
We recommend Jordaan as the finest place to stay in Amsterdam for the great majority of visitors.
Jordaan is one of our favorite neighborhoods in Amsterdam because of its abundance of unique stores, hip bars, and cutting-edge eateries amid its maze of winding lanes.
Jordaan is a wonderful place to visit for a stroll through the historic streets or to relax at a café and watch the world go by.
It’s no exaggeration to say that this area of town has some of the city’s finest eating and drinking establishments and retail establishments. Its convenient location puts several of Amsterdam’s top attractions within easy reach on foot.
We recommend staying in either Jordaan or Nine Streets if you must be in the heart of Amsterdam since these two areas provide an unparalleled blend of charm and beauty with slightly (and we do mean slightly) fewer visitors. Nonetheless, this region is still driven mostly by sightseers and the companies that cater to them.
This neighborhood is just next to Jordaan (to the east) and has a similar atmosphere because it is located along three of Amsterdam’s most renowned canals (the Singel, Herengracht, and Keizersgracht). Great cuisine, beverages, and shopping abound, as do several picturesque canal vistas replete with boats and bicycles.
This neighborhood is bordered to the north by Raadhuisstraat, which separates it from the Centraal neighborhood (which becomes substantially less lovely FAST), and to the south by Leidsgracht, from where you can easily reach the Rijksmuseum and the Amsterdam sign.
This area of the city is conveniently located, has the iconic architecture of Amsterdam (tall, slim buildings along the canals), and is home to a wide variety of interesting businesses.