Find the best place to stay — Amsterdam

Where to stay around Amsterdam?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,499 holiday lettings near Amsterdam. From 808 apartments to 388 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Amsterdam is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Amsterdam?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Amsterdam:

  • Jordaan: 453 holiday homes
  • Amsterdam Oud-West: 483 holiday homes
  • Grachtengordel: 660 holiday homes
  • De Pijp: 289 holiday homes
  • Oud West: 388 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Amsterdam?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Amsterdam. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Keukenhof Gardens: 1,702 holiday lettings
  • Zandvoort Beach: 1,786 holiday lettings
  • Center Parcs Zandvoort aan Zee: 1,797 holiday lettings
  • Zaanse Schans: 2,155 holiday lettings
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol: 1,791 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Amsterdam listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Amsterdam?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 808 apartments in Amsterdam. Our other popular types of Amsterdam holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 388 self catering accommodations
  • Boats: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Amsterdam?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 155 holiday homes with pool available in Amsterdam. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday apartment in Amsterdam your home away from home

    On HomeAway you’ll find it a breeze to choose the holiday apartment in Amsterdam that fits the bill. Amsterdam is one of Europe’s big cultural and entertainment centres, and boasts lots of heritage, including the famous canal systems and UNESCO listed historical centre. There’s something to rent in most areas, from apartments in the trendy eastern docklands to a houseboat in the postcard-perfect Old Centre. Amsterdam holiday homes with canal views are much in demand, but wherever you stay you can expect tasteful design. Choose the guest facilities to make sure your Amsterdam holiday accommodation matches your demands as closely as possible. If you need to stay in touch then most offer Internet access, while home appliances such as washing machines are usually provided.

    Things to do

    -Museums. Amsterdam features some world-class museums, especially if you’re interested in art. No trip would be complete without a visit to the Rijksmuseum, boasting works by Dutch masters like Vermeer and Rembrandt. The Van Gogh Museum is also essential, with the largest collection of the post-impressionist artists’ work in the world.

    -Dining. Amsterdam has a diverse population, with lots of immigration in the 20th Century from Southeast Asia and South America. Surinamese and Indonesian Cuisine are both excellent, with countless snack bars and restaurants to choose from. If you want to try something more old-school then raw herring is a delicacy and best enjoyed in spring and summer.

    -Sightseeing. The city has one of the largest historic centres on the continent, with the Canal Rig district preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are plenty of beautiful old buildings to see, including mansions and canal houses dating to the Dutch Golden Age in the 1600s. The Anne Frank house is on Prinsengracht and is maintained as a museum.

    -Canal trips. A fabulous way to experience the city is to head onto the water along one of the city’s 165 canals. They were dug to protect the city from the sea and are wonderful to explore, either under your own steam on a rental boat, or via a canal bus or cruise.

    -Nightlife. Amsterdam’s nightlife is notorious, though a little more staid now than in decades gone by. Many cafes and bars stay open well into the early hours, and the live music scene is particularly vibrant here. Popular hotspots include the Leiseplein and Rembrandtplein in the Canal Ring.

    Weather in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam holiday apartments are in a part of Europe with an oceanic climate, which results in mild weather for most of the year. Winters are cool, without extreme lows, with temperatures usually getting well above zero during the day in December and January. The spring months see highs in the middle or upper teens, with lots of sunshine and usually a little less rainfall than other seasons. Summers are moderately warm, with average highs in the low-20s, while autumn conditions are mild and damp.

    Travel to Amsterdam

    Amsterdam Schipol Airport (AMS) serves the city, and is one of the busiest in Europe. You can reach this destination from across the continent and cities around the world via both flag carriers and low-cost airlines. The airport is only 20 minutes from the heart of the city by rail. Amsterdam is best discovered via public transport, with a range of options including buses, trams, waterbuses and railways. As road traffic is discouraged, bicycles are a fantastic way to get around this compact city.


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    Attractions in and around Amsterdam North

    First time in Amsterdam North and looking for things to do? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to Nes and The Old Church, or spend an enlightening afternoon at Nemo Science Museum or National Maritime Museum. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Blijburg Beach and Almeerderstrand, and green spaces such as Artis and Hortus Botanicus. You can take a shopping trip to Flower Market. If you have extra time, you might want to explore the campus of Eye Film Institute. Want to take in a game or event? Get tickets for Amsterdam ArenA. Activities around the area include Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Volendam Harbour and Vinkeveense Plassen. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Dam Square, New Church or Royal Palace to your agenda.