The 12 Best Value Hotels in Amsterdam

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A stay in ever-popular Amsterdam doesn't always come cheap, but pick your hotel with care and there are bargains to be found, even in top neighbourhoods like Amsterdam Centrum and the Canal Belt. That said, many of the best value hotels in Amsterdam are in areas like De Pijp and Westerpark, a bit more distant from the historic centre.

The best value hotels in Amsterdam

For a great location

Amsterdam is super-compact, so cost-conscious visitors find it easy to seek out a place to stay in central location within easy reach of prime attractions.

Hotel Wiechmann

  • Spacious and modern Hotel V. Frederiksplein is within walking distance of Museumplein. An affordable base.
  • Family run Hotel Wiechmann is a well-priced B&B close to shopping and sights.
  • Dorm rooms at ClinkNoord are among Amsterdam's best bargains, close to the EYE Filmmuseum and A'DAM Toren.

For affordable style

Finding a bargain doesn't need to mean compromising on style. Even on a budget, you'll find hotels offer bedrooms with a touch of class and public areas with flair.

Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy

  • CitizenM Amsterdam City is a stylish hotel a short Metro ride from the city centre with a lively lounge and canteen area.
  • At Hotel Not Hotel you'll find rooms that are works of art in their own right and a lively bar and lounge for socialising. For a well priced city break.
  • The Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy provides both chic accommodation and a cultural hub in one place. Rooms are uniquely done and very reasonably priced.
  • For cool surroundings close to nightlife and sights, Max Brown offers well-priced rooms in an upscale location.

For work and fun

Travellers who need to stay connected will find hotels that offer up-to-the-minute facilities for work, leisure and networking in trendy hotels around Amsterdam.


  • In a repurposed newspaper building, Volkshotel has been reborn as a base for creative spirits, with flexible work spaces, individual rooms and a bar and nightclub for after-work R&R.
  • Zoku offers affordable lofts with self-catering facilities, ultrafast broadband and shared spaces for work and socialising.

For an eco-conscious stay

Fretting over your carbon footprint? Some of Amsterdam's best value for money hotels work hard to reduce their impact on the environment.

Conscious Hotel Vondelpark

  • Conscious Hotel Vondelpark aims to provide as green, sustainable and eco-friendly a stay as possible. So much of their furniture is made from recycled materials, their energy is from renewable sources and they have an eco-roof for attracting wildlife. A short walk to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

For all the family

Families can keep costs down by staying in self-catering apartments and multi-bedded family suites in some of the best value hotels in Amsterdam.

Yays Zoutkeetsgracht

  • Smart self-catering apartments and a tranquil location near Artis Zoo make The Wittenberg a great choice for families. Bike hire is a plus.
  • Separate living areas and a location away from crowds and city-centre grunge make self-catering apartments at Yays Zoutkeetsgracht, a good deal for families.

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  • Hotel V Frederiksplein Amsterdam 48 rooms from £121

    Value chic
    City Style
    Less £
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    This modern B&B in the heart of Amsterdam is great value for money. Its richly toned and spacious interiors ensure a comfortable stay in an unbeatable location. Relax by the cosy fireplace after a day of cultural activities. See More

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  • Hotel Wiechmann Amsterdam 37 rooms from £108

    Great walks  -  This charming hotel is set on the Prinsengracht canal, an ideal spot for an evening stroll.
    Sights nearby  -  Main museum area is 15 minute walk
    Views  -  Some rooms with canal view
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Hotel Wiechmann consists of three canal houses turned into a simple family-run B&B offering the essentials. Comfortable, breezy rooms with modern bathrooms and a complimentary delicious breakfast. Proximity to the main attractions and shopping districts is a big selling point. See More

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  • CitizenM Amsterdam City Amsterdam 215 rooms from £77

    Value chic  -  A trendy property with smart common areas and neat bedrooms with good amenities, all for only €89 per night.
    City Style
    Restaurant  -  CanteenM has a wide range of snack, salads, sushi etc
    Sights nearby  -  You can be in Dam Square in 25mins
    Air conditioningRestaurantNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Accessible modern Dutch design with affordable accommodation. Small high tech rooms are bright and airy, with top notch accessories including rain showers and free movies on demand. The living and canteen area are lively meeting spots. A cool and great value choice for a city break. See More

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  • ClinkNoord Amsterdam (Noord) 213 rooms from £110

    Local exploring  -  Located in the artsy Noord district of Amsterdam, this hostel makes a great starting point for local exploring
    Value chic  -  With beds in a shared dorm from under 20 euros, this hostel is great value for money
    Groups  -  The larger dorms are great if you are travelling with a group
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Royal Palace Amsterdam, a palace used by the Dutch Royal House and which houses a number of 17th-century artworks
    RestaurantNo pets

    This friendly hostel is located in the Noord district of Amsterdam, on the banks of the River IJ. Guests can choose between modern private rooms, mixed or single-sex dorms. Lockers are available in every dorm, plush fresh linens and towels at reception. Meet other travellers in the bar; a fun hotel. See More

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  • Hotel Not Hotel Amsterdam 23 rooms from £68

    City Style  -  A hotel where a room is not just a room but a work of art.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the scenic Vondelpark.
    Full of character
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    RestaurantDisabled accessNo pets

    A unique property merging art, design and hospitality. Rooms, not immediately obvious on first impressions, are in themselves large art instillations. There's a lively common area which offers both breakfast and later cocktails and thai food. Well located and priced for a city break. See More

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  • Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Amsterdam 117 rooms from £99

    Local markets  -  Explore the hip new Oostelijk Havengebied quarter, Amsterdam’s ‘New East’, in which the hotel is located.
    Sights nearby  -  Bimhuis concert hall is a just 15-minute walk from the property.
    Restaurant  -  Serving light meals and an extensive breakfast buffet
    Quirky  -  A creative hub, arty and innovative
    Air conditioningRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    Beautifully renovated cultural hub, where travellers can enjoy frequent art exhibitions and cultural events. Rooms are uniquely decorated, with modern Dutch designer furniture and original features - wooden beams and original tiling. An innovative location, dripping with creativity. See More

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  • Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam 34 rooms from £113

    Sights nearby  -  Very central location, with many sights easily accessible on foot.
    Views  -  Views over the Herengracht Canal, one of Amsterdam's prettiest
    Short break
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    Stylish rooms, in a great central location, all at a reasonable price. Larger rooms have great views over the Herengracht canal - one of Amsterdam's prettiest. Major sights and nightlife are all easily accessible. A hipster hang out that won't break the bank. See More

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  • Volkshotel Amsterdam 162 rooms from £69

    Local markets  -  Explore the famous flower markets.
    Full of character
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    RestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    Set in East Amsterdam, an old Newspaper Office HQ has been redesigned as a creative hub welcoming all guests, 'from stockbrokers to punk rockers.' The contemporary feel runs throughout the hotel, from the flexi work space to the exciting bar and nightclub and into the individually designed rooms. See More

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  • Zoku Amsterdam 133 rooms from £239

    Local exploring  -  Just a short walk from some of Amsterdam's main attractions.
    Bicycle hire  -  Bikes available to hire from €10 a day.
    Conference facilities  -  Co-working spaces available.
    Garden  -  Stunning rooftop garden.
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Located in Amsterdam's buzzing Eastern Canal District, Zoku combines sleek and modern rooms with stunning, open-plan communal spaces where guests can socialise and eat together. A perfect base for travelling professionals. Stylish and contemporary living. See More

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  • Conscious Hotel Vondelpark Amsterdam 81 rooms from £90

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A vibrant, stylish eco-hotel with state of the art modern design. Bright, spacious rooms and delicious organic breakfasts. Fully sustainable and ideally situated, right next to the leafy Vondelpark in the centre of the city. See More

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  • The Wittenberg 1018 VL Amsterdam 115 rooms from £160

    Local exploring  -  The apartment style living is ideal for more independent travellers, and its well located to easily access the famous sights
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the nearby Hortus Bontanicus just across the canal, the world's oldest botanic garden
    Local markets  -  Wander around the world-famous Waterlooplein Flea Market
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    GardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    Historic accommodation in a peaceful, leafy central area consisting of chic self-catering apartments, ideal for independent travellers. The decor is simple and fresh, with a muted palette of greys and creams and hip statement pieces. A stylish home-away-from-home. See More

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  • Yays Zoutkeetsgracht Amsterdam 31 rooms from £214

    City Style  -  Located in a heritage building in the leafy Zeeheldenbuurt, this hotel has lots of local style
    Families  -  The larger self-catering apartments are great for families travelling with children
    Romantic Break  -  Book a luxury apartment on a houseboat for a unique couples' getaway
    Great walks  -  Explore the neighbouring Westerpark on a long walk; the park combines green spaces with iconic architecture and great nightlife
    Disabled accessNo pets

    This hotel offers contemporary, self-contained apartments in Zeeheldenbuurt, Amsterdam. Accommodation is sleek and stylish, offering separate living space and self-catering facilities; live like a local with a stay in the chic houseboat apartment. Order groceries to your door; a charming city hotel. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Monday, 17th June 2019