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Enjoy Amsterdam on a Budget

With beautiful canals, historic buildings, and gorgeous green parks, Amsterdam has an enormous amount to offer a tourist on a budget. This walkable, lively city is easy to get around and visitors can enjoy a wide range of low-cost options, ensuring a memorable vacation in Amsterdam without breaking the bank. Free walking and bike tours, cheap entry into museums, and affordable meals and drinks make Amsterdam a top destination for anyone looking for a mix of culture, architecture, and scenery.

Things to see in Amsterdam

One of Amsterdam’s main attractions, with around 10 million visitors a year, won’t cost you a dime. Vondelpark is a spacious public park with cafes, open-air theaters, and ponds—you’ll find tourists and locals mingling to take advantage of sunny days, picnics, and free concerts. For a stroll through one of Europe’s most colorful neighborhoods, head to the historic Red Light District, known locally as De Wallen. This network of narrow streets filled with quirky shops and lively bars vividly evokes Amsterdam’s maritime heritage, with many original buildings dating from the 14th century. For a unique view of the city, hop on one of the free ferries behind Centraal Station and enjoy a quick trip on the water. There’s an endless number of cultural highlights with free entry, like the many religious buildings that dot the city—particular gems include the 13th-century De Oude Kerk and the Buddhist Temple.

Cheap/economy hotels in Amsterdam

If you’re traveling on a limited budget, you’ll find a wide choice of affordable accommodation in Amsterdam. These vary in type and are situated throughout the city. You can expect to find cash-saving services such as free WiFi and breakfast in many of the budget hostels. Reasonably priced restaurants and bars can be found in a number of Amsterdam economy hotels. The city is well equipped for visitors and many discount hostels and hotels provide helpful services like bike rentals and parking, leaving you more of your budget to spend on having fun.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

They say that all of Amsterdam’s streets spread out from Dam Square. Given its location and popularity, this neighborhood hosts a fantastic selection of budget hotels that put you at the heart of the action. De Pijp, also known as the Latin Quarter, is one of the city’s trendiest areas, home to many artists and younger people. Check into a cozy B&B in a quaint old building and take advantage of the lively cafes, bars, and restaurants right on your doorstep. Many cheap hotel rooms in Amsterdam are close to Vondelpark, allowing you to enjoy this popular open-air amenity on a budget.

How to get to Amsterdam

Getting into the city center is simple, no matter where you’re coming from. Schiphol International Airport is the country’s biggest, and flights arrive here from all over the world. Trains run to Centraal Station 24 hours a day with an average journey time of 24 minutes. Shuttle buses also run into the city and serve many hotels. A cheaper option is the public bus, which will take you directly to central locations such as Vondelpark and Leidseplein. Buses and trains also run between Amsterdam and major capitals like Berlin and Paris, making it simple to reach the city from other parts of Europe.

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