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Amsterdam is a city of contrasts, from its historic architecture to its vibrant nightlife. Known for its canals, tulips, and bicycles, Amsterdam is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking adventure, culture, and unforgettable experiences.However, before you pack your bags and head to the Dutch capital, it's essential to consider the Amsterdam trip cost.

Canals of Amsterdam / Source: Trip.com

In this guide, we'll break down the cost of traveling to Amsterdam and provide tips on how to save money during your stay. From flights to accommodation, food to activities, we've got you covered.

Flights to Amsterdam

Dam Square

Dam Square / Source: Trip.com

One of the most significant expenses of any trip is airfare. So, how much does a flight to Amsterdam cost? The answer varies depending on your departure location, time of year, and airline. However, you can typically expect to pay between $500-$1000 for a roundtrip ticket from North America.
If you're traveling from within Europe, prices are typically lower, and you may be able to find a budget airline with fares as low as $50 each way. Keep in mind that prices tend to increase during peak travel seasons, such as summer and holidays.

Here's a table listing the approximate flying time from several major cities in the US to Amsterdam:

CityApproximate Flight Time
New York City <-> Amsterdam7 hours
Los Angeles <-> Amsterdam11 hours
Chicago <-> Amsterdam8 hours
San Francisco <-> Amsterdam11 hours
Boston <-> Amsterdam7 hours

Accommodation in Amsterdam

When it comes to finding a place to stay in Amsterdam, you have several options. From budget-friendly hostels to luxurious hotels, there is something to fit every traveler's needs and budget.
W Amsterdam

W Amsterdam / Source: Trip.com

Budget travelers can expect to pay around $30-$50 per night for a shared dorm room in a hostel. If you prefer a private room, expect to pay around $70-$120 per night for a budget hotel. For those looking for more luxurious accommodations, prices can range from $150-$500 per night.

Best Hotels in Amsterdam🏨

5 star

4.5/5Excellent75 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.09km from city center
Great location, near to food places and the canal. The only time it was inconvenient is over the weekends when the close off the roads after 10.30pm till 7am the next morning so taxi or ubers can't drop you off at your hotel lobby, so something to be wary of when checking in or out with huge luggages over the weekend. Nothing to complain about the hotel itself however, will definitely be back!
From$436
4/5Very Good126 Reviews
Oud-West Amsterdam|1.33km from city center
Set right next to the best part of the city, Leidseplein which is very well connected to all the notable landmarks including walkable distance to both the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum as well as the famous Voldelpark. The hotel has very modern interiors and all the facilities to make ones stay comfortable. The room and bathroom were very clean and spacious unlike the other European hotels. The hotel staff were courteous and helpful. There are 100's of restaurants serving all types of food and all are within walking distance from the hotel. Getting to Dam Square which is the shopping hub and Amsterdam Central station is just a single tram ride. Overall, the hotel is very clean and comfortable and nothing can beat the convenient location of this hotel.
From$318
4.4/5Excellent130 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.76km from city center
Given the reviews, I was not keen to stay here, but thanks to Ajax v Napoli there were no others available. To sum up, this isn't a 5 star hotel by any stretch of the imagination. It is a 3 star hotel. Positives: - Location is superb - Architecturally stunning building - Large room (in my case, at least) - WiFi speeds are good. I was able to do video meetings from my room - Staff were pleasant and friendly Negatives: - Inside, the hotel is dark and in a state of disrepair - The kitchen closes early, and room service appears to not be possible. I was told that I should download Uber Eats if I wanted food after 10pm. - The room is tidy, but basic areas like around the sinks, bath, windows and TV were dirty - There is a smell of sewage that comes from the shower drain - The majority of channels on the TV are unavailable - There is no air conditioning. I had 2 tower fans in my room, and I had to use them both just to stay cool - No help with luggage, not that I couldn't manage myself - You get a bottle of water on the table when you check in. I had some the first night because it was so hot in the room. The second night when I was working late, I turned to open my fresh bottle. Nope! Same half empty bottle, had just been moved back to the table again. This is supposed to be a 5 star hotel! Stay somewhere else. A few weeks earlier, I stayed in the Sofitel Legend. THAT is a 5 star hotel.
From$252
4.6/5Outstanding128 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.28km from city center
Hotel location was good as it is in the central area to almost all activities that we went. But however, hotel room service did not help us to empty our toilet trash bin every single day despite that we gave tips everyday, so I'm not sure how clean exactly is their room service. Bring extra cash for hotel tax and deposits as we were only told on the 1st night of checking in when the recept call up to our room to ask us to go to the reception to pay for our hotel tax and deposit, where only the deposits will be refunded upon checking out if you did not consume their in-room beverages or destroy their hotel etc. Hotel location is very near to 2 super mart, and also the ******** coffee shop, cafe and restaurants, not very convenient for kids as every where smells of ********. Breakfast was super good spread, large varieties, we love it.
From$491
4.3/5Excellent115 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.21km from city center
I’ve never written a review before. But I think that this hotel was so delightful (and reasonably priced), maybe I should. Best thing about the place? The cheerful staff. Especially Precious, in the breakfast room, who anticipated our every need — with a smile. And Iago (spelling?), the bartender, was amazing. Loved it here.
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Business travel

4.2/5Very Good110 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.43km from city center
Excellent location, could walk to every “tourist” place. . Plenty of restaurants and bars right outside the doors! The breakfast at the hotel was great with lots of options and the staff very accommodating! Pastry chef is outstanding..deserves a raise!! Croissants the lightest fluffiest ever! Everything tastes as good as it looks! Front desk staff very nice, Sarah went out of her way to “fix” a minor problem and continued ask if everything was ok each time she saw us. Rooms clean and roomy, beds comfortable would stay again if ever in Amsterdam and recommend this hotel to anyone who asks! Transportation from airport is a little pricey (taxi for 4 ..70-100 euros depending on traffic ) but once you are there no need to use again.
From$245
4.4/5Excellent90 Reviews
Amsterdam|4.08km from city center
Worth the stay! Perfect for a couple stay! I really like the rooms and the best part they have a coffee maker in your room! And its Nespresso
From$162
4.2/5Very Good107 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.6km from city center
I have stayed at the third hotel in Amsterdam and I personally prefer the NH Museum. The decoration style of this INK hotel is more avant-garde, that is, the rooms are small, the location is superior, and it is very close to the central station. You can also easily walk to Dam Square to fight, or visit the red light district. If you are staying in Amsterdam for a short time, you can choose this one.
From$254
4.2/5Very Good106 Reviews
Geuzenveld-Slotermeer Amsterdam|4.4km from city center
Everything is good but too noisy. Too many people sit down and look at room windows.
From$133
4.3/5Excellent52 Reviews
Slotervaart Amsterdam|3.48km from city center
I have stayed in this hotel for many many times since 2016, it was Ramada back then, I have never being noticed as a regular customer , more than that , the reception manager **** is extremely rude and awful, I have never had such a bad experience in any hotel let alone the hotel that I like and attached with, they really should hire a better person for the reception and make the hotel better
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Family friendly

4.4/5Excellent60 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.79km from city center
Staffs are friendly. Breakfast superb. Fast service, receptionist need to be more aware on reservations made
From$321
4.3/5Excellent86 Reviews
Oude Centrum Amsterdam|0.65km from city center
Excellent location right smack in the center of the shopping street. Walking distance to many places. Room is ok and decent for the price you paid for. Basic amenities provided but note that they do not have facial tissue or bedroom slipper provided. The room probably not suitable for friends who are body shy? There is a hole to the bathroom sliding door, so there’s basically no privacy to it. Overall, pretty happy with the stay.
From$227
4.3/5Excellent60 Reviews
Amsterdam Oud Zuid Amsterdam|1.24km from city center
We had booked a Cosy room and that’s what we got, not very big but big enough for our needs. The room was also very clean and beautifully decorated. We were able to check in to our room early and we had a room on the second floor facing the Rijksmuseum. This meant we were also facing the construction site. This was a worry at first but realistically they didn’t start work until after 10am and we were awake by this point anyway. The hotel is in the Museum district so is close to many great museums, it is also a short walk from Vondelpark which is beautiful and a great place to ride a rental bike. It is on the top edge of Central Amsterdam and everything is within walking distance including many cafes and restaurants.. The hotel staff were all friendly and a nice cleaner helped us to work the aircon. I would definitely stay in this hotel again if I find myself back in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Also, for anyone that is curious the tap water is lovely. We filled out bottles every day before venturing out.
From$153
4.1/5Very Good62 Reviews
Watergraafsmeer Amsterdam|1.92km from city center
Staff super friendly!!! But the bed was three bunk bed and I got the top one, it’s VERY high up I’m telling you that, like it’s not the normal high, and you have shower and toilet in the room which I don’t think it’s a good idea. The locations was alright, but if you wanna go to centre you definitely need to use some kinda transportation (bike, bus or taxi) it’s not really walkable especially if you have your luggage w you. My experience with Amsterdam was okay but nothing really impressed me. I don’t this the price performance for visiting this city is super low. Overall I wouldn’t come back to this hostel again FIY the hostel DOES NOT have microwave so don’t even try to get cheap microwave food if you are staying here.
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4.5/5Excellent184 Reviews
Amsterdam|4.34km from city center
The hotel was great. Very good quality of the equipment. But the services from the Reception was very unkind. The online booking was not great because they announced in Booking website they are not charge the credit card before the the date of the arrival. But they have tried a lot of time to charge my credit card during more than 1 week then they blocked my bank account because my bank though a tentative of fraud. I paid my bank to unblock and made a new credit card. They said it was to save the room... So they are not really in phase with the information giving on their profile in Booking.com. After that, at our arrival, they tried to charge more than expected my reservation (the amount they blocked in my credit card + the full amount of my entire reservation so more than 420 Euros)
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Food and Drink Costs in Amsterdam

Manneken Pis(Amsterdam)

Manneken Pis(Amsterdam) / Source: Trip.com

The cost of food and drink in Amsterdam can vary depending on where you eat and what you order. As a general rule, expect to pay around $15-$30 per meal at a mid-range restaurant. If you're on a budget, look for street vendors or markets selling traditional Dutch snacks like stroopwafels and bitterballen. You can also save money by cooking your meals in a hostel or apartment rental.

When it comes to drinks, beer is the most popular beverage in Amsterdam. Expect to pay around $5-$7 for a pint at a bar. Coffee and tea are also popular drinks, and you can expect to pay around $2-$4 per cup.

Transportation Costs in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a walkable city, but if you want to explore further afield, you'll need to use public transportation. The most popular mode of transportation in Amsterdam is the bicycle, and you can rent one for around $10-$15 per day.
Red Bikes by the Canal!

Red Bikes by the Canal / Source: Trip.com

If you prefer to use public transportation, a single tram or bus ticket costs around $3.50. You can also purchase a multi-day pass, which provides unlimited travel on all public transport in Amsterdam for a set fee.

Here's a list of transportation costs in Amsterdam to help you plan your trip:

  • Single-use ticket for bus, tram, or metro: €3.20
  • One-day ticket for unlimited use of bus, tram, and metro: €8.50
  • 48-hour ticket for unlimited use of bus, tram, and metro: €13.50
  • 72-hour ticket for unlimited use of bus, tram, and metro: €19.00
  • 96-hour ticket for unlimited use of bus, tram, and metro: €24.00

👉 In addition, if you plan on renting a bike, prices can range from €9 to €20 per day depending on the type of bike and duration of rental. Keep in mind that using a bike to get around Amsterdam is a popular and affordable option.

Activities and Sightseeing in Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum / Source: Trip.com

Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam and looking for the best activities and sightseeing options? Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is a city full of culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. From its picturesque canals and charming streets to its museums and galleries, Amsterdam offers visitors a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. In this article, we'll explore some of the best things to do and see in Amsterdam, and how to make the most of your visit.

The cost of activities and sightseeing can vary widely, but here are a few popular options and their approximate costs:

1. Van Gogh Museum

 The Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum / Source: Trip.com

The Van Gogh Museum is located in Museumplein, Amsterdam's museum district. It's home to the world's largest collection of works by the famous Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. The museum offers a unique insight into the life and work of Van Gogh, with over 200 paintings and 500 drawings on display. Admission for adults is around €19, and children under 18 can enter for free.

2. Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House / Source: Trip.com

The Anne Frank House is located in the heart of Amsterdam, near the Westerkerk church. It's where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II, and where she wrote her famous diary. Visitors can explore the house and learn about the life and legacy of Anne Frank. Admission for adults is around €10, and children between 10 and 17 can enter for €5.

3. Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum / Source: Trip.com

The Rijksmuseum is located in Museumplein, next to the Van Gogh Museum. It's the largest art museum in the Netherlands and home to a vast collection of Dutch art and history. Visitors can see masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other famous Dutch artists. Admission for adults is around €20, and children under 18 can enter for free.

4. The A'dam Lookout

The A'dam Lookout

The A'dam Lookout / Source: Trip.com

The A'dam Lookout is located in the trendy Noord district of Amsterdam. It's a 22-story high tower that offers stunning panoramic views of the city. Visitors can also experience a thrilling swing that extends over the edge of the tower. Admission for adults is around €13.50, and children between 4 and 12 can enter for €9.50.

5. Nemo Science Museum

Nemo Science Museum

Nemo Science Museum / Source: Trip.com

The Nemo Science Museum is located in the Oosterdok area of Amsterdam. It's a hands-on museum that explores science and technology through interactive exhibits and activities. Visitors can learn about everything from DNA to renewable energy. Admission for adults is around €18.50, and children between 4 and 17 can enter for €15.

👉 These are just a few of the many amazing attractions Amsterdam has to offer. We hope this list has given you some inspiration for your next visit to this vibrant and exciting city!

Others Amsterdam Travel Expenses

Keukenhof

Keukenhof / Source: Trip.com

When planning a trip to Amsterdam, it's important to consider other expenses beyond just admission tickets and activities. Here are some other expenses to keep in mind:

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential expense when traveling to Amsterdam. It can help protect you from unexpected medical expenses, flight cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances. You can purchase travel insurance from a variety of providers, such as World Nomads or Allianz, with prices ranging from around $50 to $100 depending on the coverage you choose.

WiFi & Sim Cards

Staying connected while traveling is important, especially if you need to access maps or make reservations. WiFi is available in most cafes and public places in Amsterdam, but it's still a good idea to have a backup plan. Purchasing a local sim card is a great way to stay connected, with options available from providers like Vodafone or T-Mobile. Prices for sim cards vary depending on the amount of data you need, but generally start around €15.

👉 To summarize, don't forget to budget for travel insurance and staying connected while traveling in Amsterdam. These expenses may seem small, but they can make a big difference in ensuring a smooth and stress-free trip.

How to Save Money when Traveling to Amsterdam

Centraal Station

Centraal Station / Source: Trip.com

Amsterdam is a beautiful city with plenty of things to see and do, but it can also be quite expensive. However, there are ways to save money when traveling to Amsterdam. Here are some tips for budget travel in Amsterdam that can help you manage your Amsterdam trip cost:

1. Book in Advance

One of the best ways to save money when traveling to Amsterdam is to book your flights, accommodations, and activities in advance. Many airlines and hotels offer discounts for early bookings, so plan ahead to take advantage of these savings.

2. Use Public Transportation

Amsterdam has an excellent public transportation system, including buses, trams, and metros. Buying a multi-day pass can save you money compared to buying individual tickets, and using public transportation is also a great way to see the city.

3. Visit Free Attractions

There are many free attractions in Amsterdam that are just as interesting and enjoyable as paid attractions. For example, you can visit the Rijksmuseum gardens, the Begijnhof courtyard, and the Amsterdamse Bos park for free.

Herengracht

Herengracht / Source: Trip.com

4. Eat Like a Local

Amsterdam is known for its delicious cuisine, but eating at tourist restaurants can be pricey. Instead, try eating like a local by visiting local markets, street vendors, and small eateries. You can also save money by cooking some of your own meals if you have access to a kitchen.

5. Shop Smart

Amsterdam is a shopper's paradise, but it's important to shop smart to avoid overspending. Look for local markets, second-hand stores, and vintage shops to find unique and affordable souvenirs. You can also save money by avoiding touristy areas and shopping during sales seasons.

👉 By following these tips, you can enjoy all that Amsterdam has to offer without breaking the bank. Remember to plan ahead, use public transportation, visit free attractions, eat like a local, and shop smart to save money while traveling in Amsterdam.

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FAQs about Amsterdam Trip Cost

  • What is the average daily budget for a trip to Amsterdam?

    The average daily budget for a trip to Amsterdam can vary depending on your travel style and preferences. However, a rough estimate for a budget traveler would be around €60-80 per day, while mid-range travelers can expect to spend around €100-150 per day.
  • What are some affordable things to do in Amsterdam?

    There are plenty of affordable things to do in Amsterdam, including visiting the city's many museums, exploring the famous canals, and wandering through the picturesque neighborhoods. Additionally, you can rent a bike to explore the city on a budget or enjoy a picnic in one of the many parks.
  • How much does transportation cost in Amsterdam?

    Transportation in Amsterdam is relatively affordable. A single journey on public transport costs €3,20, while a day ticket costs €8, and a 48-hour ticket costs €13,50. Additionally, renting a bike is also an affordable and eco-friendly option for getting around the city.
  • What is the average cost of accommodation in Amsterdam?

    The average cost of accommodation in Amsterdam can vary depending on the season and location. On average, a budget traveler can expect to spend around €30-50 per night on a hostel or budget hotel, while mid-range travelers can expect to spend around €80-150 per night on a hotel or Airbnb.
  • How can I save money on my trip to Amsterdam?

    There are plenty of ways to save money on your Amsterdam trip cost, such as staying in budget accommodations, cooking some of your own meals, taking advantage of free activities, and purchasing multi-day public transportation passes. Additionally, booking your flights, accommodations, and activities together in a package deal can often result in significant savings.
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