With over 10 million tourists visiting Amsterdam each year, there are plenty of people looking for a hotel in Amsterdam. To keep up with this huge demand for hotel beds, Amsterdam counts over 400 hotels. Despite the 400 Amsterdam hotels with 55.000 beds, it can still be a challenge to find a reasonably priced place to sleep. Especially in high season from the end of April till October prices for a room or even a dorm can sky rocket. July and August are the busiest and most expensive. Also during holidays like Easter and Christmas prices are at its highest. For instance the Easter weekend can be twice as expensive as the weekend after. Therefore it is sensible to plan your trip carefully if you are travelling on a budget. Booking in advance will give you a bigger range of hotels and prices to choose from.
How to find an appropriate hotel in Amsterdam
If you are looking for a hotel, you’ll probaly be searching for a specific price range. But besides the price we do recommend checking some other things as well. You should also take in account what you plan to do. Although public transport is organized well, there are no subways and trams in the night time. So if you plan on going clubbing you might consider paying a bit more for a hotel in the centre instead of having to spend the money you saved on taxi’s. On the other hand if you don’t care about the night live you can save some bucks and have a nice quiet hotel outside the city centre.
When picking a hotel take in consideration the following aspects:
- Location of the hotel: outside the centre you’ll find more value for money, does that fit your plans? Downside of the centre is that it can be a bit noisy near the pubs.
- Type of visitors: some hotels are better suited for business people while others are better for young, outgoing people. If you would like to meet up with other travelers maybe a hostel is a good alternative.
- Facilities: do you plan on having breakfast in the hotel? Would you like to have a hotel bar?
- Reviews: all hotels will advertise themselves as clean and comfortable, but the most sincere and useful information might be found in the reviews.