The best budget hotels in Amsterdam

Is Amsterdam the next European city you will tick off your bucket list? If you are planning your trip on a budget, it will be easy to find well-located and affordable places to stay in the downtown. Due to the the increasing number of travellers who have chosen the Netherlands to explore its streets, museums, markets and art galleries in the recent years, a whole range of diverse lodging options has bloomed in the capital, from guest houses to affordable hotels.

Amsterdam city centre, located about 10 kilometres from Schiphol airport, can be reached upon arrival in 30 minutes by bus and in 20 minutes by train (a direct service from the terminal building to Central Station). You may also use the shuttle bus running services between the airport and many hotels in Amsterdam to ensure you and your luggage arrive as soon as possible to your accommodation near the Van Gogh Museum, the Amstel River, the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace or the popular Rijksmuseum. Are you ready for a bike ride along the canals? Read below for more tips.

Cheap accommodation in Amsterdam: Amstel Riverview

This guest house in the Netherlands offers cosy rooms overlooking the river, and is conveniently situated near tram and subway stops. Besides, it provides backpackers and travellers with free WiFi access, central heating, a communal kitchen and shared toilets and showers. Inside the rooms, one may enjoy a personal TV set with DVD player and watch films borrowed from the reception. If you would rather read before falling asleep, there are also books available. The staff of this cheap accommodation in Amsterdam is multilingual and will gladly assist you with extras such as left-luggage, safety deposit boxes and vending machines.

City Garden budget hotel in Amsterdam

In an undeniably privileged location, the City Garden stands right next to the large green area known as Vondelpark and its open-air theatre, as well as within short walking distance of some of the best museums in Amsterdam (the Van Gogh being one of them). All rooms –with occupancy of up to 5 guests– have private bathroom, phone and TV, and overlook either the park or the street. A breakfast buffet is served every morning, and this part of town is full of cafés and restaurants. The front-desk personnel in this budget hotel in Amsterdam will gladly provide tourist information and directions to get around in case it is your first time visiting the capital of the Netherlands.

Good value for money hotel in central Amsterdam: the Doria

A short stroll separates this accommodation from the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and 10 minutes will suffice to go from this point to Amsterdam Central Station. All rooms in the Doria feature comfortable beds, en suite bathroom, and complimentary WiFi connection and may have double, twin or triple arrangement. Daily breakfast can be included in the nightly rate, and guests have an onsite Italian restaurant at their disposal for lunch and dinner. Travellers staying here particularly like watching the sunset in the terrace and the short ride on the tram that takes them to the heart of the city, where all museums and shops await. Check availability for your trip dates in this cheap hotel in central Amsterdam.

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