Where to stay around Amsterdam?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,635 holiday lettings near Amsterdam. From 892 apartments to 438 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: 398 holiday homes
  • Amsterdam Oud-West: 432 holiday homes
  • Grachtengordel: 579 holiday homes
  • De Pijp: 265 holiday homes
  • Oud West: 355 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:

  • Dam Square: 1,730 holiday lettings
  • Amsterdam Central Station: 1,687 holiday lettings
  • Leidseplein: 1,828 holiday lettings
  • Red Light District: 1,692 holiday lettings
  • Vondelpark: 1,753 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 892 apartments in Amsterdam. Our other popular types of Amsterdam holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 438 self catering accommodations
  • Boats: 96 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 22 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 340 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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    Activities and attractions in Amsterdam North

    Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Amsterdam North for its boating and cycling. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Amsterdam North a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Artis (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
    • NDSM Werf (1.9 mi / 3 km)
    • Amsterdam Chinatown (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
    • Amsterdam Dungeon (3 mi / 4.8 km)
    • Playcenter Silverstone (8.7 mi / 14 km)
    • Vinkeveense Plassen (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Amsterdam North

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Amsterdam North is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Artis (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
    • Hortus Botanicus (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
    • Herengracht Canal (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
    • Westergasfabriek Culture Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
    • Oosterpark (3 mi / 4.8 km)
    • Sarphatipark (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)