Amsterdam is great European city often called the Venice of the North due to the hundred kilometres of canals running through it. If you’re only visiting for a short period, or plan on staying for weeks you’ll find lots to keep you busy.
Here are some affordable unique hotels you can stay at to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.
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Luxury Hotel: De L’Europe Amsterdam
If you want to treat yourself while you’re staying in Amsterdam, De L’Europe Amsterdam is the perfect place to stay. Located on the Amstel River in the heart of Amsterdam, you’ll easily be able to reach all the major attractions. Rooms have designer furniture, heated floors, Wi-Fi, maid service, luxury bathrooms, and more.
Other amenities of the De L’Europe include 5 restaurants including Bord’Eau with two Michelin Stars, an indoor pool, spa, and fitness centre.
Bed and Breakfast with a View: Westerkerk
An Airbnb apartment in central Amsterdam. Stay in Westerkerk and have your own room in an apartment. Just a 10 minute walk from the central station. You’re also located near the Dam Square, Royal Palace, Madame Tussaud’s, The Red Light District, and shopping.
The Room also includes Wi-Fi, a computer to use, coffee-making facilities and has room for up to 3 guests.
Bed and Breakfast on a Boat: Annie’s Boat Hotel
Have a unique visit in Amsterdam and rent an entire house boat with Airbnb. You’ll be staying just a 20 minute walk from the central station. Situated on the canal you’re in a quieter end of the city but still close enough to the city centre. Annie’s Boat is on De Oostelijke Eilanden which is just a short walk from the Maritime Museum, Artis Zoo, Dappermarkt and plenty of shops and restaurants.
While staying on Annie’s boat you’ll have use of the barbecue on the terrace, a fully equipt kitchen, DVD’s or books to read during your stay.
Affordable Family Hotel: Hotel Bronckhorst
An affordable family friendly hotel, the rates at Hotel Bronckhorst start at around $197 a night. The hotel is close to Van Gogh Museum and Museum Square. Rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV. While you’re not out viewing the sites you’ll be able to relax on the terrace or in the garden.
The hotel also includes a trendy restaurant that offers a buffet breakfast, and a tour desk for your convince.
Stay in the Heart of the City: Hotel Okura Amsterdam
The Hotel Okura offers affordable luxury near the city centre. The facilities in the hotel include a Nagomi Spa, indoor pool, barber shop, 24 hour room services and a bike rental. The hotel also has 8 restaurants and bars for your enjoyment including the Ciel Bleu Restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars, and Yamazato a tradional Japenese resturant.
Staying at Hotel Okura you’ll be just a 5-minute walk from a tram station, so you’ll be able to easily travel anywhere in Amsterdam.
This article is part of the #HipmunkCityLove series