Could someone please recommend a good place to stay in Amsterdam? we would like to be in the center of everything, close to all the tourist stuff as well,, we wouldn't mind trying a house boat as well, so had to plan when you have never been!!! I will take all the help I can get,,, and something that wont break the bank
Thank you, I will get Rick Steve's book. we are going in November, and would like to keep it under $100 or less a night. We don't need fancy, just clean and comfortable
I was there last spring and stayed at The Toren hotel, very close to everything (just a block from Anne Frank House), very friendly and helpful staff, and really nice rooms. I think if you have the Rick Steves book there is even a little discount. I highly recommend it.
Have you tried any of the places listed in Steves' Amsterdam guidebook? That is a good starting point. Second, at what level does your bank get broken? Important to know before recommendations can be made. And WHEN is even more important.
For under $100 (75€) you will likely have to look at the hostels. That is an extremely small budget for Amsterdam.
Twice, we have stayed the the Beethoven Hotel in Amsterdam. Its in an interesting neighborhood with all the shops you need, and about a fifteen minute walk to the museums. Address is: www.hotelbeethoven.nl. From Amsterdam Central train station or Schiphol airport you take the train or tram to Zuid Station. Get a ticket there for tram 5 and get off at the third stop. You are right there.
A few years ago I stayed at Hotel Brouwer. It was really convenient to the train station and the tourist sites. It's old canal house, so the rooms are small, but I really it.
But under 70, 75E is tough nut to crack. You stay a little further out like Haarlum and hit that number easy in Nov.
Suzanne, We always stay at the Hotel Aalders. Just looking online now, a two person room is 101 euros with a two night stay minimum. Pretty pricey, but it is so clean and well run. It is just a few minutes walk to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh. Super helpful people run it. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. Also, a good thing is the "newly" discovered Van Gogh painting "Sunset at Montmajour" goes on display on Sept 24th.
Try Hotel d'Amsterdam on Tweede Helmersstraadt. I found a reasonable rate on Booking.com for them. They are within a 5 minute walk to Leidseplein and Vondelpark and about 7 minutes walking distance to the major museums like the Rijks and VanGogh. Be prepared for rooms that are compact (mine did have a great full size wardrobe, a television, mini fridge and free Wi-Fi, but not a lot of room to walk around all sides of the bed) and very small bathrooms. The elevator is phone booth size, but it works and it's great to have and avoid the steep staircases with your luggage. You will not find a houseboat rental in the center of Amsterdam for $100 or less per night. You could check Hostelworld.com to see what is available. A boutique hostel like CocoMama might have something in your price range. And there is always AirBnB.com - try a neighborhood like De Pijp where the prices are a little cheaper, but it's still well-connected by the tram line and a reasonable walking distance to some of the major tourist haunts.