Cheap Amsterdam Breaks
Amsterdam is one of the best European capitals to visit on a budget, with plenty of deals, as well as having a ton of free things to do. Plus, our ferries from Newcastle-Amsterdam are always great value, especially with our regular offers.
Plan your budget break with our top tips and discover the Dutch capital without breaking the bank.
Find free activities
There’s plenty of free activities in Amsterdam that help keep the costs low on your city break. SANDEMANs New Europe Free Walking Tour is around 2-3 hours and takes you through Dam Square and its history, plus the Red Light District, famous canals, Anne Frank House and more. Donations are suggested but not compulsory and you can leave at any time.
They meet daily at the National Monument in Dam Square. Take an iconic photo with the Iamsterdam sign outside at Museumplein or visit catch tulipmania at the floating flower market. The Civic Guards Gallery is also free and contains portraits of wealthy Dutch citizens from former centuries which makes for an interesting insight into Dutch aristocracy.
Amsterdam invites you outdoors. The enormous Vondelpark is perfect for a wander round, with stunning greenery as well as meandering rivulets and larger ponds. There’s children’s play areas, too, and several eateries. If you want to see Amsterdam’s art without paying into a gallery, head to Spuistraat and Wijdesteeg.
It’s a world of street art you couldn’t even imagine. Multi-coloured brickwork pavements and enormous structures painted in all manner of vibrant hues give you a taste of the vitality of Amsterdam’s art scene. Of course, who could forget the canals? Follow the ringed patterns of these Dutch waters, crossing quaint bridges where necessary and stopping in a brown café for a quick coffee (or beer) break.
Although a capital city, there are plenty of places to pick up an affordable bite to eat in Amsterdam. You’ve just got to choose wisely. Head to any of the daily or weekly markets in Amsterdam and gorge on the free samples. Even if there aren’t any out on display, you can always ask for a taste and most places will be happy to oblige.
Find out where the locals eat, too. These will often be smaller, less central cafes, but they won’t be serving the food at tourist prices so you’ll pick up a Dutch delight for way less. Alternatively, head to the supermarket and pack a picnic, then take it along to Vondelpark and enjoy your meal amongst nature!
Save while you sleep
There are a host of cheap options to choose from when it comes to accommodation, from modest hotels, to even more affordable hostels. If you really want to save, you could stay in a hostel dorm.
Hostels are ideal for anyone travelling alone, as you can make friends as you go. Alternatively, book our hotel break and you can get your travel, transfers and hotel in one neat package. There’s a list of hotels to choose from, with budget options that keep you and your purse strings happy. Plus, if you book out of season or on a weekday, you’ll score even cheaper deals.
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