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Where to stay in Amsterdam

If you’re considering a trip to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, you’ve come to the right place. There are 2,380 holiday cottages available all over Amsterdam, and we’re confident you’ll find a vacation house that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable rental accommodations in Amsterdam start at a nightly rate of $6, with 20% of properties priced under $58 per night. Whether you’re seeking a short term rental near Moco Museum, lodging accommodations close to Van Gogh Museum, or a place that also gives you close access to Amsterdam — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, going on a romantic getaway to Amsterdam, or planning a family vacation for 12, we can match you with a vacation home that sleeps everyone comfortably. Before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags for your trip to Amsterdam!

Where Is Amsterdam Located?

Taste all the best that Europe has to offer when you visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Located in Western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, Amsterdam stands inland, but is connected to the North Sea through the long North Sea Canal. Intensely urbanized and the most populous city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has much to offer thanks to its sublime beauty, rich history, and unforgettable sights.

What Is Amsterdam Known For?

Famously known for its hedonistically artistic heritage, Venetian-style canal system, and narrow townhouses splashed in color, Amsterdam combines the very best of the Golden Age of the 17th Century and the Golden Age of the 21st Century. An alpha-world city, a culture capital, and voted the second-best place to live, the “Venice of The North” is a hub for commerce, culture, and cheer. With over five million international visitors every year, people flock to Amsterdam in their hordes to spectate and marvel at the historic canals, picture-perfect bicycle paths, vibrant houses, and the world-famous red-light district

Popular Attractions in Amsterdam

  • Anne Frank’s House: Once the hiding place of one of the most tragic figures of World War II, millions of people flock to Anne Frank’s House every year to learn more about the story of one of the most famous diarists in history. Since 1960, this writer’s house and biographical museum has stood as an homage to Anne Frank, her family and her companions who hid with her during the Nazi regime. The museum preserves this historic hiding place, holding permanent exhibitions on the life of Anne Frank, and all forms of persecution discrimination, and its effect on society.

  • Van Gogh Museum: “He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty.” This is just one statement that describes the genius of one of the finest painters in the world. In the city of Amsterdam, you can visit the museum that contains the largest collection of paintings and drawings created by one of the most skillful and tragic painters in history, Vincent Van Gogh. The Van Gogh Museum stands as a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries. With permanent exhibitions showcasing the life, times, and works of Van Gogh, including the immersive “technology driven” exhibition called the “Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience,” you can learn all about the original misunderstood genius.

  • Dam Square: Frequently known as one of the most popular and important locations in the city — and even country — Dam Square is the setting of many illustrious events and the location of several notable buildings. Situated in the historical center of Amsterdam, the square is home to the neoclassical Royal Palace, the 15th century Niuewe Kerk, the National Monument, and of course, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Wax Museum. With several restaurants and shops, including the high-end department store, De Bijenkorf, “the Dam” is now a popular tourist zone.

Popular Destinations Near Amsterdam

  • Giethoorn: If only there was a place full of beauty and wonder, where there were no cars, no smell of exhaust fumes in the air, no sound of beeping horns, and no angry gestures from road rage drivers. In Giethoorn, you’ll be able to witness this car-free utopia. Across the Netherlands, towns and villages are interconnected by its elaborate canal system. However, Giethoorn is the only place that takes the crown of being completely car-free! Pedestrian bridges and bike paths weave in figure eights around the olden farmhouses, however the flat-bottomed punt boats are a much better choice! Even if you don’t float, walk, or bike around Giethoorn during the summer months, you can join the locals in skating on the frozen canals.

Top Neighborhoods in Amsterdam

  • De Pijp: This lovely little neighborhood centers itself around one of Amsterdam’s most famous markets, Albert Cuyp Markt. Attracting hundreds of visitors every day with its extensive variety of stalls selling knick-knacks, home-made crafts, and food products, De Pijp is also the proud home of many cafes, restaurants, and eateries. With its super-hip aesthetic, trendy boutiques, and excellent brunch spots, this neighborhood provides that little bit of alternative style mixed with a dash of class, in true Amsterdam fashion.

  • De Wallen (Red Light District): Despite the notorious history of Amsterdam’s Red Light District, De Wallen is also the oldest neighborhood in Amsterdam, armed with a 600-year history and home to the oldest building in Amsterdam. With a variety of cuisines across its many eateries, De Wallen is also the perfect place to explore for any foodies amongst you. If you wish to explore something different with a twist of history, De Wallen is the perfect place to go.

Home-types in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Amsterdam:

Points of interests in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Amsterdam:
Top destinations in North Holland (province)