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where to stay in Amsterdam

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where to stay in Amsterdam

Hi there

Have 2 options for cheap acc in Ams and wondering if someone could advise on access to city or are they walkable to get to attractions/ site : Zuidas Business district or Keynesplein 2, Amsterdam

City break no work involved!

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

Zuidas is better among the two, but most people here would say its not real Amsterdam (for tourists). so if you can search a bit more - see if you can get closer to the central areas.

You can take metro and tram to city center from Zuidas area - takes 20 minutes. A taxi ride late in the evening after 6pm takes just 10-minutes to most places except if you have to get to somewhere between Rokin/Damrak specifically. Museum and Leidseplein access is very decent from Zuidas area.

Look at the maps carefully to see where are things / places which you want to go to.

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2. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

Please take a look at Google Maps.

The 2 regions you prefer are both really far away (7-10 km) from the center.

Is there a particular reason for your choice of these 2 regions, or are you just looking for a more quiet and cheaper place outside the city? In that case, there are a few good options in the Arena region (such as the new easyhotel Bijlmer Arena).

ps: Amsterdam is not a cheap city :( Comparable to Brussels, a bit cheaper than London and a bit more expensive than Berlin.

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3. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

I would go closer to the center.

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4. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

I really enjoy Amsterdam Zuid area and stay there when I can - As alluded to its 9-5 office and higher end residential area so it is a lot quiter outside peak hours (though been getting better over the years). If you're big on clubbing and nightlife then this isn't the area for you.

Tram 5 gets you into the centre in 15 minutes and goes every 10 minutes. museum quarter is probably about a 20-25 min walk and the centre another 15-20

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5. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

Thanks all, Yes no reason for staying in either area, jsut cheaper accom. I think I need to spend a little more and move closer, thanks so much everyone!! :)

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6. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

If you want help on where to stay while staying closer in, within your actual budget, then we would need exact dates and an idea of your upper budget limit.

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7. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

3rd to 5th Nov. Budget about 130 euros per night twin room :)

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8. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

Hotel Piet Hein

Well reviewed 7.8 score in the museum zone for 144 euros. A bit above budget.

But when I start from the lowest priced, controlled for close in location, and a well reviewed hotel double room, this is where I had to go to find something I'd suggest for a family member-----one I actually liked.

It's an expensive November weekend. But once you get to town you can walk everywhere. No need for trains, taxis , metros, night buses, etc.

Edited: 18 October 2017, 04:02
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9. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

I see a bit of the dilemma in doing a search for ya. I would still suggest areas that aren't in Centraal but an easy 15 30 minwalk or 5 mins on a tram, train or metro. Sloterdijk area has a few hotels and many transportation options. I am staying st Student Hotel Amsterdam on Wibaustraat as one of my places on my next trip - which is on the Eastern edge of city but there's a metro stop right there that takes 2 stops and 5 min to centraal station (or 25 min stroll in the city into centraal). Others on here will hopefully be able to give other options/alternatives for u to consider

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10. Re: where to stay in Amsterdam

Spending a few extra euros on a place in the center means a better quality experience and stay. Not having to depend on a train or a metro to get back and forth. To be able to walk back to your room easily during the day or night is a major bonus.

Staying in a fun interesting area with lots to see and so that is right around your hotel is much better than taking a train back to a sterile office park that has very little to do.

There are cheaper places to stay than the center.. But the center especially for a short time visit is by far the best. Besides they will save transportation costs.

I hate to spend other people money but for a much better location-----spend a few extra euros-----you will enjoy your stay much more.

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