Best Places for Backpackers in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Enjoy backpacking around Amsterdam, Netherlands without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Top 50 hostels in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Sharm Hotel

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Sharm Hotel

Sharm Hotel is a very friendly budget hotel in the very heart of Amsterdam, located right behind the famous DAM square and opposite Anne Frank's house, surrounded by beautiful canals it is the superb place to be. The small hotel is located in a historic 17th century gallery building. In 2012 the...
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Antonia Houseboat

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Antonia Houseboat

About 1,5 km from the Central Station at a a quiet green street in the centre of the city we have a house boat with 2 rooms each with a double bed and linen. Each room has a TV and a radio/cd player. Shared shower and toilet. The two rooms share a kitchen with a gas cooker, microwave, refrigerator...
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Pension De Laurier

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Pension De Laurier

In the heart of the Jordaan, one of the finest places of Amsterdam, you can find Pension De Laurier. It is located in a monumental building on the ground floor with its own entrance Within walking distance there are a lot of attractions like the Anne Frank House, Palace on the Dam, Madame Tussaud...
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Anna houseboat

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Anna houseboat

Anna houseboat is a large converted cargo ship from 1907. Moored in a unique spot in downtown Amsterdam. Recently upgraded to modern standards, but still looking classic, with lots of original features. Overlooking the old Harbour with its ships in all shapes and sizes. Come, and enjoy the...
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MPS Waterland Amsterdam

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MPS Waterland Amsterdam

Staying on a houseboat, moored in the centre of Amsterdam ! Only 10 minutes walk from central station. A quiet place to sleep but close to Nieuwmarkt, Waterloo-fleamarket, Nemo, Hortus, etc. The free and easy atmosphere aboard makes you feel at home. Fine breakfast in all varieties prepared by t...
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CityHub Amsterdam

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CityHub Amsterdam

CityHub is a brand new type of hotel. We love hostels because of their communal feel and hotels because of their privacy. At CityHub, we combined the two: more than enough ways to mingle and your very own, private cabin. We call those cabins Hubs. Each Hub has a giant, double bed, wifi, app-controll...
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Intersail

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Intersail

Magical Amsterdam! Our floating hostel 'Christina' offers Bed & Breakfast Our 'bostel' is Low budget with small rooms but high service And our boat is located near the Prins Hendrikkade: Oosterdok! We are within a few minutes walk from Amsterdam Central, the Dam, the Newmarket and the Rem...
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Garden View Bed and Breakfast

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Garden View Bed and Breakfast

Save money: Free Mini-bar! Free WiFi! Free demi bouteille wine with 4 nights! Free slippers! Free snacks! Free coffee & teas! Generous breakfasts served in the room! Brunch on Sunday with a booking of 4 nights. Garden View is a Private Residence Bed and Breakfast in the British tradition. Co...
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The Cabin Amsterdam

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The Cabin Amsterdam

The Cabin Amsterdam will certainly charm you with its unique atmosphere. The boat interior is designed to be typically Dutch, rustic yet comfortable: wooden tables in the common area, benches covered with soft blue cushions and yellow pillows. Decorations through the boat are the result of the work...
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Jacob

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Jacob's Home

Jacob's Home is a complete small house in a quiet little pedestrian street in the old centre of Amsterdam. Central Station is at a few minutes walk. The house has 3 floors, connected by 2 staircases. Groundfloor: kitchen and bathroom, First floor: living room with dining corner Second floor bedro...
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Lucky Lake Hostel

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Lucky Lake Hostel

Dictionary definition for lucky: having good things happen by chance. This accommodation located by a lake is made up of multi-colored caravans, cabins and dorms forming a fantastic hostel...you won't believe your luck! 2019: Wonderful Wednesday's all rooms 20 euro per person! Except in July a...
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Amsterdam Hotelboat

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Amsterdam Hotelboat

The hotelboat is located in the center of Amsterdam, on a quiet spot close to the Central Train Station. The ship has a sun-deck with a beautiful views over the harbour and city. We have 16 double rooms and one 4 bedded room, all with shared bathrooms. Bed-linen and towels are included. On board...
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ClinkNOORD

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ClinkNOORD

ClinkNOORD – A creative hostel Why ClinkNOORD? Complete with original laboratory features, a spacious atrium and a lively bar, ClinkNOORD is the perfect hostel for travellers looking for a unique Amsterdam experience. Located across the IJ river, just 10 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal Station...
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Amsterdam Teleport Hotel

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Amsterdam Teleport Hotel

Amsterdam Teleport Hotel is the best choice for urban city explorers. Our studio’s are affordable, the hotel staff super friendly and both the city center and Schiphol airport are less than 15 min’s away by train. We combine the best a hotel and hostel has to offer! A super comfortable bed, priva...
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Parkside B&B

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Parkside B&B

We offer you a nice stay in our guesthouse/bed&breakfast Parkside B&B. Guests will be staying on the 2nd floor of our building but we will bring your luggage up and down if necessary. Our place is perfect for couples, friends or a family searching for a relaxing stay. You can also use the fully equi...
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MEININGER Amsterdam City West

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MEININGER Amsterdam City West

The hostel is situated directly (almost next door) at the Sloterdijk transport hub and is just 5 minutes from the main railway station with the urban railway. The perfect starting point to explore every corner of Amsterdam! We are located right at the second most important urban transport hub in...
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Hotel My Home

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Hotel My Home

Welcome to Hotel My Home, a small family run budget hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. Voted number 1 best shopping street in Holland and second best in 2011. We have been catering to guests from around the globe for 50+ years. Centrally located on one of the most diverse shopping streets on the edge...
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ITC Hotel Amsterdam

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ITC Hotel Amsterdam

This beautiful hotel, housed in an authentic monumental Canal House. Behind the facade of this fine classified residential monument, situated on Prinsengracht and overlooking a quiet stretch of this Amsterdam's grandest canal, you'll find yourself in the heart of ancient Amsterdam the moment you wal...
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Flying Pig Downtown

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Flying Pig Downtown

Do you want to hang out in one of the most famous hostel bars, including an indoor smoking area with pillow stage? The Flying Pig Downtown is the place to be, located right next to Amsterdam Central Station. We have dorms where every bed has a reading light, as well as private rooms with a litt...
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Flying Pig Beach Hostel

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Flying Pig Beach Hostel

* Located 35 km outside of Amsterdam at the Beach of Noordwijk * Combine your city trip with a stay at our party hostel at the beach and get the best of both worlds. With our convenient shuttle service or public transport you can go in and out of the city center easily. Enjoy our beachy par...
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MEININGER Amsterdam Amstel

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MEININGER Amsterdam Amstel

Our second MEININGER hotel in Amsterdam is located in the district of Watergraafsmeer in the immediate vicinity of Park Frankendael and Amsterdam's lifeline, the Amstel. It is also part of the city's tallest residential skyscraper and is located directly opposite the Amsterdam Amstelstation train st...
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Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

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Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Get the real Amsterdam feel and stay in the green heart of Amsterdam! Consume culture, shop till you drop and dance the night away in Amsterdam. Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark is your best starting point! This modern Hostelling International hostel is centrally located right in the middle of the famo...
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Hostelle - Female Only Hostel

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Hostelle - Female Only Hostel

Hostelle is the first and only all-female hostel in Amsterdam. Hostelle was started with the idea to provide a safe and fun place for women who are travelling to Amsterdam to stay, so that you only need to focus on sightseeing and enjoying yourself while you are here. For female travellers with a sm...
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St Christopher

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St Christopher's at The Winston

St. Christopher’s at The Winston is right in the middle of all the action Amsterdam has to offer! The Red Light District is just outside our back garden, We’re a 5-10 minute walk from Central Station, and we're 1 minute from Dam Square. The hostel serves up a rocking bar, beer garden and indoor smok...
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Stayokay Amsterdam Oost

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Stayokay Amsterdam Oost

The hostel is located to the east of the city centre in a quiet, typical Amsterdam neighbourhood. Amsterdam’s historic centre is less than 15 minutes away by bike or tram. Stayokay Amsterdam Oost has its own café-restaurant and shares the premises with a number of interesting neighbours, which means...
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Liberte Amsterdam

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Liberte Amsterdam

The Liberte Amsterdam is a lovely and intimate boat hostel, which recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary! We are floating on the quiet waters of Oosterdok pier, offering tranquility yet super central. From our home you can enjoy the sun setting behind Nicholas Church and mirroring on the canal...
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Cocomama

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Cocomama

Cocomama offers the best of both worlds in a super central location in Amsterdam. The luxury and comfort of a hotel and the atmosphere (and budget) of a hostel. The rooms are all Holland themed and range from private doubles to 6-bed dorms (and everything in between). You might share a bathroom i...
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Ecomama

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Ecomama

Ecomama allows joyful, conscious living in the heart of Amsterdam. It’s the right combination of the coziness of a community, the luxury of a hotel and meaningfulness of a social business. Whether you are travelling with your crew and need a few beds or you're on a romantic escape, looking for s...
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The Bulldog

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The Bulldog

For more than 20 years, The Bulldog Hotel has been an icon for travelers around the world. A true Amsterdam pilgrimage is not complete without a stay in our beautiful, canal side Hostel. Of course we have the multilingual staff, 24 hours access, Free WIFI, on site security, lockers and bag storage...
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Flying Pig Uptown

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Flying Pig Uptown

As the original Flying Pig hostel, we can't wait to welcome you again! We're located perfectly central in-between the museum and fashion district, the Vondelpark and Leidseplein, where the best concert-halls, clubs, bars and coffee shops are and most locals go out. You'll get that real Amsterdam...
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Hotel Monopole

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Hotel Monopole

Hotel Monopole welcomes you in the heart of the city Amsterdam! Most of the rooms and apartments are viewing Amsterdam’s beautiful canals, a typically city view and feeling! Hotel Monopole is located near all populair museums, amazing bars, nice restaurants, the Dam Square, Central Station, Flowe...
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Amsterhouse B&B

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Amsterhouse B&B

Amsterhouse B&B offers simply-furnished accommodation with free Wi-Fi in the centre of Amsterdam across the road of the red light district. We have 2 bedrooms for 4 guests each, containing 1 double bed and 2 single bed in each room. The communal living room includes fully equipped kitchen as oven...
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Via Amsterdam

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Via Amsterdam

Only 10 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam we created a multi-functional playground for the curious new-age traveller ready to stretch their minds with new exhilarating experiences. Via Amsterdam is here to connect you to the local scene. May it be in the city or in one of our fly and fresh design...
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Central Rooms

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Central Rooms

Cozy studio on your own private floor, 100% central and sophisticated ambience in a lovely 17th century Dutch town house in the heart of the city. Located a stones throw from Rembrandt Square, Dam Square, Leidse Square and Flower Market. Walking distance from Central Station. Comfortable bed, priva...
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Shelter Jordan

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Shelter Jordan

Shelter Jordan is in the heart of Amsterdam, close to Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Royal palace and the Museum District. A direct bus to Schiphol Airport is just around the corner. The Jordan area is full of charming streets, picturesque canals and fascinating hidden courtyards. Experience re...
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Budget Hotel Tourist Inn

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Budget Hotel Tourist Inn

Budget Hotel Tourist Inn is situated in the historic centre of Amsterdam and less than 10 minutes walking from the Central Station, Anne Frank House, Flower Market and less than 5 minutes walking distance from the Dam Square and many bars, coffee shops and restaurants. The hotel is perfectly loc...
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Shelter City

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Shelter City

Shelter City is right in the old centre of Amsterdam, close to the world-famous 17th century canals, Central Station, Dam Square, the Red Light District and many fabulous museums. A unique historic building with a great café and living room, peaceful garden and giant fish-pond. The hostel is ne...
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Budget Hotel Titus

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Budget Hotel Titus

Overlooking a canal, the small but friendly Hotel Titus offers free Wi-Fi and rooms for up to 6 people. It's only a 2-minute walk from the lively Leidse Square. Restaurants, cafés and bars are right at your doorstep. The Titus Hotel offers rooms in various sizes, all equipped with standard facili...
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Generator Amsterdam

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Generator Amsterdam

The Generator Amsterdam Reception is open 24 hours a day with a duty manager always around and happy to help. It has flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design touches like glass-fronted elevators, a raised café and an outdoor terrace. We’ve turned the former lecture hall into a...
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De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel

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De Bedstee Boutique Capsule Hotel

Are you ready to experience the old Dutch farmer’s sleeping cupboard? The Bedstee Hotel is designed for travellers like you, curious, social explorer, looking for memorable, shareable experiences. Discover the old Dutch farmer’s sleeping bedroom. The most romantic sleeping closet! Enjoy your priv...
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Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

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Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

Are you looking for an interesting stay in Amsterdam? The Hans Brinker Hostel is your place to go. We are famous for what we don’t offer, instead for what we do. We have no bellboys, no swimming pool, no sauna, no minibars, no room service, no televisions, no airco. No luxury. So why would you come...
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Hostel Van Gogh

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Hostel Van Gogh

This modern youth accomodation is one of the best in Amsterdam Centre!! Hostel Van Gogh is situated in the best spot in Amsterdam centre, the most vibrant centre for art, fashion and culture, with three major world famous museum just at your doorstep: Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the St...
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Durty Nellys Inn

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Durty Nellys Inn

Named after the famous Irish legend, known for hospitality, warmth and generosity, Durty Nelly’s Hostel and Irish Bar offers clean and comfortable accommodation, with awesome staff, in a great location! Located in the historical centre of Amsterdam, in a traditional Dutch building, we are only a...
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Dutchies Hostel

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Dutchies Hostel

Everything you need is available at Dutchies Hostel, from free linen, free WIFI, free luggage storage to free lockers with padlocks. Imagine a clean, safe and beautiful place that will cater to your every need. At Dutchies Hostel we aim to please. We want to make your stay as comfortable and pleasan...
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Residence 86

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Residence 86

Residence 86 Amsterdam offers homely rooms with the state of the art basic interior in the heart of Amsterdam Canal District close to all the attractions. A charming recently renovated centrally located boutique styled guesthouse. We give you assistance in making reservation for any of your explicit...
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Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

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Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

Stay in the picturesque and monumental part of Amsterdam! Our Hostelling International hostel is situated in a monumental building facing canals on both sides. Here you're right in the middle of town, walking distance from the Royal Palace, the train station, Waterloo Square (flea market) and at...
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a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost

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a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost

The reception and lobby bar is open 24 hours for your convenience. Relax with delicious snacks and refreshing drinks in the lobby, or with a game of billiards or table soccer. We are suitable for families and all types and sizes of groups. The a&o Amsterdam Zuidoost is located in the Bullewijk d...
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Train Lodge Amsterdam

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Train Lodge Amsterdam

Just a few years ago the sleeping cars of the Train Lodge where the luxury cars of the night train Zurich - Rome. Night trains are diminishing but our sleeping cars are very comfortable even more if these are not running. That is why we started a project for a hotel on a track in Amsterdam, one of m...
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Euphemia Old City Canal Zone

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Euphemia Old City Canal Zone

Property Description Overview Previously an old monastery, Euphemia Old City Canal Zone is a laid-back hostel with an ace central location in Amsterdam. To start your day, you can grab an à la carte breakfast for just a few Euros. There's also a vending machine so you can get snacks and hot drinks...
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Hotel Vossius Vondelpark

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Hotel Vossius Vondelpark

Hotel Vossius Vondelpark is a design hotel housed in 2 recently renovated monumental buildings. It is situated next to the main entrance of the Vondelpark between the Museumplein and Leidseplein. The hotel offers modern designed compact rooms with WiFi, flatscreen LED tv, safe, Ipod docking station....
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

If you're already planning to visit Amsterdam, Netherlands - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

[27/4] 1. Maastricht Binnenstad, Guided by a Local

I have a few free days before I have to report to my research exchange program in Wroclaw, Poland. Hence I decided to visit a friend living in Maastricht, Netherlands. To tell the truth, I never knew of Maastricht before I met my friend. Like most people, when I hear Netherlands or Holland, I only think about Amsterdam. But that shouldn’t be the case! Without the massive tourist crowd, Maastricht is a hidden gem, and let me tell you more about this city!

Fran ❤

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. These words have become a heart warming sensation letting me know that I am almost home. Over the last two years I have flown at least ten times to and/or from this airport and now have come to know it as the gateway to home. It’s my guarantee that things will be simple for awhile, less stressful, make sense in the way that I’ve grown accustom to, the way that I like, the Dutch way.

Julie Smolenski

Netherlands: Amsterdam's City Center

Walkabout in Amsterdam’s City Center After a long flight that lasted almost 13 hours (I flew from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia), I touched down at the Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands at about 6:40 am. With so many shops, the airport looked more like a shopping complex, albeit a closed one as it was still very early and none of the shops were open. There was also a connecting train station within the airport, and several bus stations outside of the airport as well.

Yiing Zhi

Amsterdam- Must visit country

About 2 months ago I’ve been traveling to Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful city and the capital of The Netherlands. A city full of tourists, lots of cafes, museums, bicycles (think there are more bicycles than people), lots of historic canal homes which impress from the first sight, a city which is full of life and just a cool place where you can feel free and happy for being there. I liked it for the beauty of incredible architecture, clean streets (even there are lots of tourists). When you come to a new country, first all you do some research about this country, about what places to visit, where to sleep, eat and what else you can do there if you come as me for three or four days. So here are some of my recommendations I would like to share with you, to help a little with my 3 stay days in the incredible Amsterdam.

Cor

Amsterdam Springtime Adventures

Amsterdam Springtime Adventures For many Europeans it has become a recurring thing going on extended weekend getaways to the major cities of Europe. Price war on plane tickets and increased short haul trips from e.g. low cost airlines like Wizz Air or Norwegian makes it easy to get away a few days at an affordable price. Thus, in late spring, my friend and I decided to visit Amsterdam, one of the few Western European capitals we have never experienced. We had heard a lot of positive things about the city beforehand and we certainly weren’t disappointed.

Amanda Nilsson

Amsterdam: How to spend 3 days there without getting stoned

Disclaimer: if you’re looking for a guide to the partying, pot smoking side of Amsterdam, this is not the article for you. As the title suggests, I personally did not visit any of the city’s famous coffee shops, nor spend more than 10 minutes in the Red Light District. I apologise, but this will not be a scandalous read, but rather an overview of my attempt at jamming in as many tourist hot spots as possible on my limited budget with my limited time.

Madeleine Berkley

Amsterdam on a Budget

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth and a popular tourist destination, but it’s not exactly known for being budget friendly. In between the cost of accommodation, transport, the countless attractions and delicious local cuisine, costs can add up pretty fast. Here’s 5 tips on seeing the sights without breaking the bank.

Jess Stubbing

amsterdam revisted

I’ve been feeling nostalgic: it’s been almost five months since I’ve called Holland home and had you asked me in October if I would ever feel like I truly missed it, I may have said, “No; My adventures were aplenty and I’ve had my fair share and am ready to take a break from exploring foreign lands.” Perhaps it is because I feel strangely lost despite being in all too familiar territory or maybe my heart is yearning for adventure once more, but I chose to begin my blog with a memory, a time and feeling I’ve kept in my hands and in my head. Oh beautiful Amsterdam, my adoration for you has only grown fonder with distance… Read an excerpt in the life of my Amster-days and then read further to discover some must do, see, and eat things that will surely make your time in The Netherlands as full as mine were!

Melissa Rosenberg

Contiki - Are Tours Really Worth It?

There are a lot of “pros” to the packaged tours. The biggest one is the lack of necessary planning. Almost everything is planned for you. All accommodation is dealt with beforehand; you arrive and are handed your room key. About half of your meals are also planned, as well as quick city tours and other activities such as visiting a clog maker in Amsterdam and goldsmith in Florence. Your tour manager has also been to those cities dozens if not hundreds of times and knows exactly where to take you to have a great time. If you’re not sure where to go in your free time, they will be able to point you in a good direction.

Carolyn Walter

Maastricht: Blending in with the students

Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands and home to many national and foreign students. Maastricht University and ZUYD University of Applied Sciences are the two biggest colleges in Maastricht and are located near the centre. As you may imagine, Maastricht has very much adapted to the student lifestyle. You will notice that many bars and take away restaurants will try to attract students with signs like “20 % student discount here”. While the Maastricht nightlife is not as wild and vivid as in Amsterdam, there are concerts, festivals, and live music to enjoy your night out. As one of the students myself, I will tell you about some of the most student-loved places and how to save some money on the go.

Rhianne van Heese

Amsterdam: Hipster City built on Water

A city built on the water, a floating flower market, narrow and bent houses, an international place-to-be. Talking about the Dutch metropolis seems to be quite hip right now. Everyone wants to feel the vibes of this buzzing city. As a Netherlands expert, I want to recommend a few places absolutely worth seeing. But the Netherlands is not only Amsterdam. There are lots of other places to see, especially the beautiful and endlessly stretching beaches of the North Sea.

Kate

A Sunday Trip to The Hague, Netherlands

In 2017, over 16 million people visited The Netherlands. This number is projected to grow over the coming year, with tourists flocking to the flat, windy country from places near and far. Most go straight to Amsterdam, and no wonder – with its mixture of history, culture, quirky vintage stores, and lax weed regulations, there’s definitely something for everyone!

Stela G.

A step by step guide to exploring Amsterdam-Noord

I have been fortunate enough to visit the Netherlands several times, and every time I love it more. Most of my trips start in Amsterdam, due to it being so accessible from anywhere in the world. From the winding canals, mouth-watering Stroopwafel’s and energetic vibe, this city has so much to offer. Normally I stick to the city, wander the streets and have a great time, but more recently I decided to step out of my ‘comfort zone’ so to speak, and go and see what Amsterdam-Noord had to offer.

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Just Another Two Days in the Lovely Amsterdam...

I love Amsterdam. It is one of those cities you are always excited to return to, because there are always new places to find and things to discover. I love the Dutch, as they are one of the friendliest people I ever got to meet. They are smiling and always seem to have a joke up their sleeve. And one more thing that always catches the eye (or should I say the ear?) – the Dutchies always whistle. You can hear different melodies throughout the day no matter where you go – hotel lobbies, quiet streets, small shops – whistling tunes are everywhere! And what makes a person whistle? Exactly –  happiness and a good mood!

Julia V

Learning how to live in the Netherlands

In my first year out of high school, I did the classic gap-year backpack around Europe with my best friend. It was an invaluable experience, and I’m glad I did it instead of going straight from high school to university. Unfortunately, because my friend and I were nervous 18 year olds, we decided to plan out our entire trip, and had no flexibility in our travels. Because of this, we missed the one city that’s almost a rite of passage for young Australian backpackers: Amsterdam. At the time,  missing out on seeing Amsterdam really upset me, but now that I’ve come to the Netherlands I’m glad I didn’t ruin my first experience of the country.

Amelia

Amsterdam Netherlands: A Must Have Experience

The Netherlands, Western Europe’s country, is famously celebrated for its attractive red lights, coffee shops, and most likely tulips. However, the nation has much more to offer other than just that. There are many exciting things to do in the Netherlands apart from visiting the canals and the coffee shops. It is jam-packed with historical cobblestones and brick-filled lane cities, interlocked canals, iconic windmills, beautiful beaches, vast and fine-looking farmlands. All these make the Netherlands be one of my favourite vacationer country in the world. Many people who come to the Netherlands only spend a little time in Amsterdam and so they miss the best pleasurable opportunities this nation has to offer. If you want to discover what makes me coming back to this beautiful country, then take your time and explore beyond its cities. I advise you to visit the northern part of the nation during May just to see the blooming tulips or visit Utrecht to picture this beautiful country without the crowd.

Emmanuel Mumali

Amsterdam: Mark your calendar!

So, living a year in Holland. I’m going to show you some activities that I did, especially in Amsterdam (For other activities in another city, wait for my next post). This city never ran out of activities, events were available throughout the year (mostly annual events), so make sure you check their calendar events before you make a plan! (See it here: http://www.iamexpat.nl)

jilly-setiady

Amsterdam - to coffeeshop or not to coffeeshop

So it’s my first time in the Netherlands. We’ve got five days here and we have decided to spend two of them – can you guess where? – yes, of course in Amsterdam. High expectations all over us and we are so excited to start exploring.

Vladislava Genova

Amsterdam: 6 best places to take pictures

You are photographer, blogger or you just want to put picture on Facebook or Instagram and get more likes than ever? Follow me through the confused streets and canal network and you will discover 6 most amazing place to take pictures in Amsterdam.

Maja Jaukovic

Netherlands: My top 4 places to visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, heart of the Netherlands; with a population of 820,000 and with over 3.5 million visitors a year, it doesn’t quite seem like the best place to go for a break from the hustle and bustle of working life. However, it has always been a dream of mine to visit there, I was forever crying with jealousy after hearing all the exciting adventures my friends had when they were there. Thus, when I was presented with the opportunity to visit Amsterdam for a few days back in early June 2016, I leapt at the chance. The moment the holiday was booked, I spent every waking hour trawling through online tourist guides, trying to find out where the best places were to go. I found them such a fascinating read, that I just had to compile my own list, and share some of my experiences from the trip. These aren’t necessarily in order, but they are the top four places I suggest you should check out!

emma-campbell

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