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Where to stay in Amsterdam

If you're a first time visitor to Amsterdam, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Amsterdam.

What's the best area of Amsterdam to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Amsterdam are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"There are a lot of great hoods I love in Amsterdam, including Jordaan and Museumplein (if you do nothing else, go to House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience, one of my favorite cocktail/distillery experiences in the world), but I'm going with Eric for Nieuwmarkt, since it's really so vibrant and has a ton of great cafes, bars, hotels."  See More

"2) Jordaan: a whole lot of real Dutch people and places, an area where most pictures of Amsterdam originate from!"  See More

"Aso Jordaan and De Pijp are nice neighborhoods, but are getting more and more touristy."  See More

"preferably Jordaan or Negen Straatjes."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Amsterdam?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Amsterdam, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Besides the canal boat, the best accommodation we stayed in was the Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark."  See More

"Try to book The Flying PIg it is the amazing chain of youth hostel in Amsterdam."  See More

"I'd recommend the Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam."  See More

"2) The expensive Japanese restaurant in the lobby of the Hotel Okura Amsterdam."  See More

"Hotel recommendations for this part of town: Volkshotel or Hotel Arena."  See More

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What if I want to explore Amsterdam further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are:

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Chance Abbott from La Jolla asked:
Best hostel and neighborhood for a solo 21 year old in Amsterdam?  (3 answers)

profile  Mike Arresta from New York City asked:
Any advice on best places to stay for a week in Amsterdam?  (2 answers)

profile  JR Johnson from Manhattan Beach asked:
What are the best neighborhoods in Amsterdam?  (8 answers)

profile  Laura Cloutman from London asked:
Nice places to stay in Amsterdam at Christmas?  (1 answer)

profile  Ina O' Murchu from Galway asked:
Places to stay in Amsterdam Prisengracht area. Houseboats included!  (2 answers)

profile  Christopher Mariano from Chicago asked:
What neighborhood in Amsterdam do you suggest staying in?  (6 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Amsterdam.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Amsterdam? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Amsterdam?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Amsterdam locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Amsterdam.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Amsterdam? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Amsterdam.

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