Whether you are after glitzy luxury with every conceivable amenity, a cozy townhouse hotel, family-friendly facilities, or bare-bones bed and board that frees up hard-earned cash for party purposes, Amsterdam will have just the right accommodation for you.
The city’s not a great business destination, so you won’t pick up great deals for weekend stays but most hotels offer rate reductions between November and March simply to fill their rooms—with the notable exception of the Christmas and New Year periods of course. Amsterdam is fast becoming an all-year-around destination and has many charms in the off season, such as empty museums, slashed prices during sales in the stores, and a full calendar of winter cultural events .
In a world where almost everybody is online, it’s easy to book accommodations well in advance of your trip. However, should you come unstuck and arrive in Amsterdam without a bed for the night, the Iamsterdam Visitor Information Centers at Schiphol Airport and outside Centraal Station will certainly be able to find you a port in a storm; tel 020/702-6000; www.iamsterdam.com.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.