Amsterdam Hotels and Accommodation
(Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands)
Amsterdam is a busy city all through the year and when it comes to accommodation, you should always book as far ahead as is practicable. It really is worth trying to stay in the centre of Amsterdam if your budget allows, although understandably hotels in the heart of the city are more expensive, since they are right on the doorstep of attractions and the city's renowned nightlife.
Other visitors to Amsterdam choose lodging overlooking the Museum Quarter, within the popular Vondelpark area, or next to one of the many canals, close to the sightseeing opportunities within the Leidseplein. Do bear in mind that hotels in the city do not always come with their own car park, and so if you are planning to drive here, enquire about parking facilities when booking your accommodation and choose accordingly.
Luxury hotels in Amsterdam and certainly plentiful and this type of accommodation ranges from stylish boutique hotels to modern buildings, with many floors. There are also a number of recently upgraded historic guest houses in the old centre, which are full of character and generally have good facilities.
When the summer season arrives in Amsterdam, hotels are at their busiest, together with the city's HI youth hostels. Prices are generally categorised as either 'Inside the Canal Belt' or 'Outside the Canal Belt'. Useful hotel booking services are available at the Centraal Station and also the GWK Exchange Office if required.