Searching for somewhere lovely to stay in Amsterdam? That can be quite daunting. There are so many hotels in and around the city centre of Amsterdam. And then there’s Airbnb of course. A great option if you’re looking for something cheap, something really special (sleeping with a view of a famous canal? Sleeping in a houseboat? Sure!) or when you’re travelling with a group or your family. In search of an Amsterdam air bnb? I am sharing a top xx of best Airbnb in Amsterdam.
Plan your trip to Amsterdam
- Find the best deals on plane tickets to Amsterdam from most locations around the world. From Schiphol Airport, simply take the train to Amsterdam central station. This will take you about 15-20 minutes.
- Are you travelling from the UK, France, Germany or Belgium? Then it may be worth travelling to Amsterdam by train. If you book your tickets three months before leaving, you’ll find the lowest fares.
- Buy an I Amsterdam City Card before you leave. With this card you can use all public transport in Amsterdam, get free entrance to top attractions and lots of discounts. This city card is worth your while.
- Take a look at my complete Amsterdam travel guide and plan your trip.
Amsterdam Air bnb: what you should know
- If you’re staying in the city centre of Amsterdam, you’re not going to be staying in brand new buildings. Actually, chances are you’ll be staying in amazing historical buildings. They’re beautiful and full of atmosphere. But there are no elevators, the flights of stairs will be (very!) steep (travel with a rucksack instead of a wheely suitcase) and, depending on the state of the building, quarters can sometimes be a little noisy.
- When you book through Airbnb you will have to pay service fees and sometimes cleaning fees. With these fees, your Airbnb sometimes isn’t that inexpensive anymore. So keep comparing prices to Amsterdam hotels. There are some pretty good deals out there.
- All of that said, if you’re looking for a place in Amsterdam that has a little more room than the average hotel room, a nice sitting room to put your feet up at night, a dining table to maybe do a bit of work or a kitchen so you can cook your own meals? Airbnb is the place to have a look.
Amsterdam Airbnb: top picks
- I’ve looked at Amsterdam air bnb at a central location. Not too far from central station and close to (walking distance) some famous attractions in the centre.
- Now, I know you can also rent rooms in Amsterdam. But I have selected places that are entirely yours to use.
- The Airbnb’s I’ve selected have some unique qualities, like a garden, free rental bikes, a unique view or a stunning location.
10 Best Amsterdam Airbnb
Airbnb with canal view and garden
Best Airbnb Amsterdam? Do check out this apartment. DJ, the owner of this Amsterdam air bnb, is a superhost which means that he is highly rated and an experienced Airbnb host. The apartment has comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen and a garden. The location is also a big plus, as it’s in the middle of Jordaan, near Prinsengracht. So you’ll easily walk to famous sights like the Anne Frank House and Dam Square. Another winner is the private garden that comes with this airbnb. It’s lovely to sit outside and enjoy the privacy and sunshine on a beautiful day.
Jordaan apartment, with free bikes
Truth be told, I’d stay at this Amsterdam air bnb just because I’d love to stay in a gorgeous historical building. I mean, those glass stained windows are stunning, aren’t they? The apartment is located in the heart of Jordaan, one of the most central neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. The apartment is lovely and comfortable. There’s even airconditioning. The biggest plus of this apartment is the free bikes that are included in the rental price. So even though you can easily walk to some to attractions whilst staying here, the bikes will give you a true Dutch experience and will allow you to discover some lesser-known sights in the city.
Apartment with canal view
If your travelling with a group of friends to Amsterdam or if you’re planning a trip with your kids, this canalside apartment is maybe one of the best Airbnb in Amsterdam. Honestly, I think it would be hard to find somewhere to stay that will allow you to stare over the canals all day, whilst enjoying a traditional Amsterdam loft with historical beams. It’s such a beauty. There are four beds and a sofabed. So lots of people can come and stay here. The apartment is light and tastefully decorated, with a good bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. And you’ll have the best of Amsterdam within walking distance, such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the Hermitage, Flower market and Dan Square.
Stay on a houseboat
Yes, or course Amsterdam has Airbnb’s that are located on houseboats. It’s Amsterdam! And this houseboat is on the top list best Airbnb Amsterdam for a reason. The houseboat is located in Amsterdam city centre, near bustling Utrechtsestraat and famous Rembrandtplein. From the houseboat, you can simply walk to all your favourite attractions. The houseboat has a modern interior, fresh and light. There are two comfortable bedrooms, a living room with a stunning view over the water and a little terrace which puts you in the heart of all the action.
Modern loft on the canal
This lovely loft in Amsterdam is everything you’ll need for a top city break. The loft is situated near lively Leidscheplein, in the very heart of Amsterdam. It’s near many bars, restaurants and the most important attractions of the city. The loft has been completely renovated in 2017. It’s spacious, light and modern. From 8 am until 10 am it’s also perfectly fine to use the roof terrace, wit typical Amsterdam views.
Gold alley apartment
This apartment, located on the top building of a house built in 1870 is such a gem. It’s a perfect Amsterdam air bnb for your city break. There are historic and original features everywhere and the view over the stunning historical houses is just breathtaking. The host owns the shop downstairs and it’s possible to leave your bags there on the day of your departure. On the second floor, you are welcome to use the sitting area and kitchen.
As far as best Airbnb Amsterdam go, the Amstel Imperial may be just it. This 2-bedroom apartment is super fashionably decorated and is located right by the Amstel river. I absolutely love this part of Amsterdam and it’s close enough to all the top things to do and see. The apartment has two grand, hotel-style bedrooms that are so comfortable. Both bedrooms have a small seating area. There is a fully equipped kitchen that has all but a stove.
The location of Loft Leidsegracht can’t be beaten. It’s within walking distance of all the major sights, like the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum and you’ll find a huge amount of cool bars and restaurants within a few minutes from Loft Leidsegracht. The loft was completely renovated a couple of years ago and everything is still sparkling new. It’s clean, fresh and you have a lovely view of the historical houses of Amsterdam. You also have a little dining table and a kitchenette at your disposal.
Canalside apartment with roof terrace
Best Airbnb in Amsterdam? Well, quite possibly. I mean, have you seen the roof terrace overlooking historical Amsterdam? Isn’t that just amazing? And there’s the cosy living room, spacious bedroom, luxurious bathroom and fully equipped kitchen to consider. Yes, this canalside apartment comes pretty close to being the perfect place to spend a city trip. During your stay, you’ll enjoy a view over the famous Prinsengracht and you’ll walk to sights like Anne Frank House, Dam Square and the shopping area of the 9 streets within minutes. The apartment is located in the Jordaan neighbourhood, the best central area in downtown Amsterdam with loads of great restaurants, cafés and markets. Oh, and did I mention the roof terrace?
Airbnb in a windmill
Okay, I must confess. This windmill isn’t located in the centre of Amsterdam. But staying in a windmill, with the heart of Amsterdam just 15 minutes away? I really couldn’t resist sharing this amazing Airbnb. This windmill was built in 1873 and a painting of it is in the Rijksmuseum (!) as Piet Mondriaan painted it. It’s located in Abcoude, which is only a 15-minute train ride from Amsterdam. So, you can stay in this amazing place while still be able to see all the attractions in Amsterdam. The windmill has been beautifully restored and is now available on Airbnb. If you’re travelling with a group or your family and you’re looking for something special, this windmills should definitely be on your short-list. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. All the historic features of the windmill are there for you to see, as it’s a functioning windmill and the views over a typical Dutch landscape are simply breathtaking.
Best Airbnb Amsterdam
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