Whether you want to splurge on a 3, 4, or 5 star hotel — or you prefer an ‘Amsterdam on a budget’ hostel — we’ve got this handy hotel guide for you
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The Botel — a former river cruise ship turned into a floating hotel — is popular with young and old.
Moored at cultural hot spot NDSM, the ship is located just 14 minutes (by free ferry) from Central Station and the center of Amsterdam.
Housing in Amsterdam is at a premium, so students and interns (as well as locals) tend to have a hard time finding a room. We list several services and advertisers that list rooms for rent.
We also give details on how to avoid room rental scams. And did you know that certain types of properties come without renters’ protections (e.g. cancellation terms)?
Also: is your room legal or illegal? Are you allowed to register?
Plus: What to do if you are being charged too much rent.
Under certain conditions it is legal for citizens of Amsterdam to rent out their privately-owned homes via Airbnb and similiar services.
Airbnb, which currently has a market share of 12% of the city’s hotel sector, collects tourist tax on behalf of the city.
Meanwhile, Amsterdam is putting more restrictive polices in place in an effort to address the many problem caused by Airbnb and similar platforms.
The latest: Starting in 2019 Amsterdammers can only rent out their homes via Airnbnb and similar platorms for 30 days a year.
By the way: Amsterdam is the only capital city in Europe in which it is more expensive to spend a night in an Airbnb vs a night in a hotel.
The luxurious Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre has received the Golden Green Key award in recognition of its eco-friendly policies.
According to Green Key Amsterdam is at the European top in sustainable hotels.
Whether you are looking for a self-catering apartment, a bed and breakfast, or even a houseboat holiday rental, Symonds shares five tips to help you find and book the right spot.
Supply lags behind demand, so accommodation is hard to find, especially at reasonable prices.
Many students have resorted to looking for rooms outside the city.