Rooming in Amsterdam& Brugge

Can someone recommend an area in Amsterdam & Brugge that we can just stroll along the streets and find a room for rent?

Posted by Andre L.
Tilburg, Netherlands
2381 posts

Many hotels around the 1st canal belt will have rooms to rent on spot, especially some close to Centraal Station. problem 1: they will be woefully overpriced for the quality they offer problem 2: some of them are shoddy problem 3: it is hard to find a good room on spot, unless you are willing to walk like 2 hours or more coming and going out of hotels I'd really not recommend that in Amsterdam.

Posted by Rose
922 posts

I have the impression Lynda is thinking more of what might be called a rooming or boarding house - a private residence that lets one or two rooms to visitors. I was just in both Brugge and Amsterdam. I rode a bike or walked around much of Brugge, and while I saw signs on buildings for rent or sale, I didn't see any signs for rooms to let to tourists. However, there could be some in residential sections a bit further than I ventured. I also get the feeling that you want to wing it, but that may not be a good idea. There is a website called Roomorama through which private rooms are on offer nightly or weekly. The link below is to do a search in Brugge. Change the city to search in Amsterdam; the Jordaan district is really nice. Good luck!