Amsterdam’s Best Airbnbs | The independent
Famous for its scenic Unesco-protected Canal Ring, world-class galleries, ultra-liberal nightlife, and having more bikes than locals, Amsterdam is a city where you can spend just about anything. the types of vacations you love. There are even beaches (yes, really).
Accommodation is in high demand in Amsterdam, so Airbnbs don’t come cheap, but you get a lot of character for your money. From old breweries to canal houses filled with antiques and a houseboat, here are the best local digs in Amsterdam.
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Neighborhood: Weesperbuurt en Plantage
If your Airbnb Wish List includes an in-room hot tub, then you’re in luck. There’s also a rooftop terrace, cappuccino maker, and Sonos music system in the three-bedroom loft, located in a 19th-century former schoolhouse on the southeastern edge of the town’s Canal Ring. Decor is sleek and modern, with antique wood furnishings and floors, with exposed brickwork, wooden beams, and an original fireplace.
Average Price: £ 762 per night
District: De Wallen (medieval center)
An opulent apartment which is in a privileged position for going out at night. Decor here is grown-up Scandinavian grayscale, with plush throw pillows, cozy textures, and sassy black-and-white photographs that aren’t too incongruous with the property’s red light district location. The windows offer a calming hangover view of the passing canal boats.
Average price: £ 291 per night
District: De Pijp
De Pijp has two breweries that you can visit (Brouwerij Troost, housed in a former Art Deco-style monastery, and the mammoth Heineken Experience), as well as a huge selection of craft beers at Café Gollem and Kingfisher Café. The Airbnb itself has simple yet stylish monochrome decor, plus there’s an acoustic guitar on hand, a tub for soaking in, and a fully-equipped kitchen for lazy cooked breakfasts after the session.
Average Price: £ 186 per night
This bright and colorful studio is a small but affordable choice for a budget stay in your own space. There is a new kitchen with Nespresso machine, while art lovers can enjoy the a girl with an earring prints and other Dutch art replicas dot the place. The place is the low-key but creative Westerpark, surrounded by local bakeries, cafes, independent boutiques and an arthouse cinema.
Average Price: £ 102 per night
This five-bedroom, three-bathroom Airbnb is spread over two apartments over three floors and is suitable for large families or groups of friends (up to 11 people). Sitting atop a 17th-century red-shuttered building with a traditional stepped gable roof, on the historic Singel Canal, the apartments are as Amsterdam as it gets. Original beams and historic elements are present throughout, like a giant wooden lifting wheel – typical of old canal houses – and these are married to crisp white linens, modern kitchens with Nespresso machines, and bathrooms bathroom with heated towel rail.
Average Price: £ 800 per night
This private room in an apartment near Oosterpark is designed for a quintessentially Amsterdam experience, with canal views and access to Dutch bikes for touring the city. The area is home to the Brouwerij ‘t IJ – a brewery housed in a former bathhouse – and Amsterdam Zoo, and the Airbnb itself also has a lot of charm and character. Dating back to 1889, it has recently had a facelift, adding patterned wallpaper and comfortable window seats, but the owners have also kept some of the stained glass and dark wood features.
Average Price: £ 88 per night
District: De Wallen
Amsterdam has no shortage of houseboats, but this one stands out for its particularly spacious, light and airy character. The peaceful space, with cool white walls, has a sofa, full kitchen and dining table plus two double bedrooms that sleep four. It has won top marks from previous guests for its central location as it is moored on the Amstel river.
Average Price: £ 179 per night
Located close to the Amsterdam Botanical Garden and the Royal Amsterdam Artis Zoo, with its more than 900 animal species, butterfly garden and park, it is ideal for exploring nature in the city. The leafy Plantage district is also home to Waterloopleinmarkt, the city’s largest flea market, and the Dutch National Opera and Ballet. As for the Airbnb, it’s a spacious private room in a well-located apartment with an outdoor patio and extra touches like a breakfast basket. Previous guests have praised its sparkling cleanliness.
Average price: £ 112 per night
Close to Dam Square and Anne Frank House, it is well placed for a historic city break. The apartment itself has its own past: located on the Brouwersgracht, which was once lined with breweries, it is a former brewer’s loft. The three bedrooms can accommodate six people and there is room for group dinners on the long dining table in the American kitchen. Play the piano, admire the vivid paintings and drawings on the walls, or relax in the hanging chair with a tome from one of the shelves.
Average Price: £ 161 per night
With oil paintings in sturdy gold frames, contemporary artwork and antique furniture mixed with modern, this is an interior enthusiast’s dream. Persian-style rugs and distressed wood tables, shelving and deep lounge chairs give it a cozy feel, while austere white chairs around a sturdy antique wood table give it a modern touch (made- you your own opinion on the taxidermy wall). It’s well located on the Singel Canal, close to Central Station, and the four bedrooms make it a good size space for families (although the owner stipulates that children staying there must be over the age of eight. ).
Average Price: £ 266 per night