FAQs about Where to Stay in Amsterdam
The Nine Streets area is one of the best shopping zones in Amsterdam. Located in the canal district of the city the area is home to shops, restaurants, jewellery stores, galleries, boutiques and vintage shops. You will find it between Jordaan and the Leidestraat. The P.C. Hoofstraat in the Museum District is also a great place to buy brand name items, including Chanel, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Best area to stay in Amsterdam when on a budget ?
There are cheap places to stay dotted all over the city. One of the cheapest options is staying in Amsterdam Hostels. For exaple The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel is located near the museum district and Vondelpark. The Downtown version is situated in the infamous Red Light District. The StayOkay Hostel is located in Vondelpark and there is another StayOkay Hostel in Zeeburg. The St Christophers at the Winston Hotel/Hostel can be found on the edge of the Red Light district. The Lucy Lake Hostel is located in the countryside, about 30 minutes outside the city centre. Plenty of budget friendly hostels can be found all over the city.
What’s the best neighborhood in Amsterdam for nightlife ?
There are busy entertainment hotspots all over Amsterdam, but the best area for vibrant nightlife, is on the outskirts of the city, Leidseplein Area and Rembrandtplein. Here you can find dance clubs, bars and casual night spots. Most live music and the Irish pubs can be encountered in The Leidsplein. Music concerts are held at the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Arena and Heineken Music Hall. Gay and lesbian clubs are found everywhere but many are located on Regulierssdwarstraat and Warmoestraat. During the week, bars in the centre of Amsterdam stay open until the early hours and you can party at dance clubs until 3 am. Amsterdam’s ‘nachtcafés’/night cafés are open until 4 or 5 am.
Best area to stay in Amsterdam for food & drink ?
Amsterdam boasts excellent restaurants, where you can sample gourmet dishes with local and international flair. Top class restaurants are located around the city and you can find good establishments in almost any area in Amsterdam. There are many other restaurants in the area, from breakfast restaurants offering stroopwafel and coffee, to burger restaurants, Irish pubs that serve food and streetside vendors. Rembrandtplein is considered by some to be the best food hub in the city, alongside, Van Rijn and De Kroon streets on the square. Here you can find Indian food, Tapas, Italian and French-style restaurants. In Jordaan you will find Amsterdam’s music and cultural hub where many fine restaurants are situated. You will also find excellent food and wine options in De Pijp.
Where to stay in Amsterdam for sporting events ?
Amsterdam is home to soccer legends Ajax and hosts running events like the TCS Marathon and the Dam tot Dam Loop. The city also hosts sevens rugby, the annual Colour Run and the Amsterdam City Swim. One option is to stay in the Amsterdam city centre, as from here you can reach the parks and stadiums by bus, tram, metro, bike or rental car. Staying in the center of town means you are central to event locations and can come and go to several locations during your stay. Another option is to stay in hotels close to the Amsterdam Arena, home of Ajax football club and many annual music concerts.
Safest Areas of Amsterdam
There are so many neighbourhoods in Amsterdam and as a visitor safety always comes first. If you are wondering about the safest areas in Amsterdam it is safe to tell you that all neighbourhoods are safe and secure, however, you should be careful especially when around the Red Light district.
Unsafe Areas of Amsterdam
As said before all neighbourhoods in Amsterdam are safe but the only area where you should be extremely cautious is Red Light District. Not that there have ever been any major insecurity issues, only minor thefts such as pick pocketing happen here.