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Staying in Amsterdam

Hello Everyone
I will be travelling to Amsterdam and need two rooms from June 4 to June 8. I am finding the hotels expensive. Can anyone suggest a good area for seeing museums and historical sites. Also any recommendations about places to stay. Thanks in advance

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Stay in Haarlem. It's cheaper. Very easy to commute to Amsterdam.

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2487 posts

I support Haarlem. Same travelling time from Schiphol airport. Eight trains per hour to Amsterdam Centraal, taking less than 20 minutes. And it's a nice and agreeable historical city, worth staying for its own sake.

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711 posts

We like the hotel Fita... Close to museums and has a wonderful breakfast... Also has an elevator.

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7617 posts

Amsterdam is a good city to priceline hotels if you don't mind staying in big plastic chains. You can get locations for reasonable amounts.

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228 posts

Depending on what is expensive to you, we have stayed several times at Hotel Wiechmann --love the location, the rooms and breakfast. I would highly recommend. It is within walking distance to museums, Anne Frank house, restaurants on Prinsengracht Canal.
We have also stayed in Delft - a short train ride away...and mini-Amsterdam, with of course the Delft factory.

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I'm the most frugal traveler I know and I just stayed on a boat next to the Nemo Science Center. It was fun and less than a hostel. I booked it on There are a bunch of boats in the harbor and they all list on Booking. 3 years before my family of 5 stayed at a hostel near the park. We got a family room (a dorm room for just our family) and it worked out nicely and was affordable for Amsterdam.

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If you want to stay in Amsterdam itself, try the Jordaan. We did well with Air BnB for a real apartment where you can enjoy the farmer's market and local cheese store and make the most of a casual life there, while enjoying the museums, a noon concert at the symphonic hall, a water cruise, etc.