We are looking for a place to stay in AMS in early April (check-in April 5, check-out April 8). It will be my wife and two kids (8,6). We'd like to avoid being in one big room together, so that we don't have to sit in the dark and whisper after our kids go to bed.
I was shocked by the prices on Airbnb and Booking. As much as I'd love stay in Jordaan or other central neighborhoods, I hope to spend $200-$300 per night (less would be great, but looks impractical). Most places right intown are at least $400.
I've read the pros and cons of Haarlem. Here's my question: At what point does it make sense to stay there versus the outer neighborhoods? If it's 15 minutes from Haarlem, but also 15 minutes from a suburb, what's the difference? Is A-10 a good dividing line?
I'd love some advice. If this is helpful context, we took our kids to Rome last fall and stayed in the old core of Trastevere. That was perfect--away from the throngs, yet still walkable, with the occasional bus ride. We rarely returned to our apartment during the day, usually leaving around 10am and returning after dinner.