Amsterdam is a fabulous place where you can indulge yourself with exquisite food, learn about the culture of the city and marvel at its beauty. Use Likibu to find a beautiful holiday rental**,** we have a variety rentals to choose from such as, bed and breakfasts and self-catered apartments. We have every type of accommodation for you in any area that you want to stay in, but book quickly before you miss out on an unforgettable holiday!
Find and book your apartment or hostel in Amsterdam, the city of red lights!
Where do we start with Amsterdam? Every corner you turn there is a world-class museum, unusual activity or an unconventional bar or restaurant to try. If you are searching for a unique holiday rental in The Netherlands, there is no where on earth quite like Amsterdam, and so we have made sure that we have an extenstive list of holiday lettings to choose from. Browse through rentals on websites like Tripadvisor, Airbnb and Owners Direct, whether you’re visiting with friends, family or with a partner we will have the perfect place for you to stay. From quirky canal boat rentals to stylish Amsterdam apartments, there are many options available. Amsterdam is a place that has something for everyone, you will find beautiful flower markets, more bikes than people and one hell of a sex culture. Booking short term accommodation in Amsterdam will give you the perfect amount of time to experience the city.
Accommodation in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a much bigger city than people first realise, so there a number of districts to consider choosing when booking your holiday rental. Old Centrum is one of the most popular areas to rent an apartment in Amsterdam, as it is only a short walk from the main sights, shopping and nightlife, as well as the red light district. Due to its location, it is very popular with tourists and so it can be more expensive than a district that is further away from the centre. However one can still find good value homestays and hostels.
Grachtengordel West and Grachtengordel South
Grachtengordel West and Grachtengordel South are both centrally situated and they are famed for their impressive canal-laced streets. Why not consider a house boat rental for something a little bit different? Grachtengordel South has a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs and is also home to the up market world famous hotel, the Waldorf Astoria. This would be a great place to find a self catering apartment that will really make you feel at home.
The Jordaan is a very pretty neighbourhood set among the locals with plenty of interesting bars, restaurants, beautiful canals and some of the best apartments in Amsterdam. Approximately a 15 minute walk away from the main tourist scenes, the Jordaan is a great place to stay in for those who like to be close to the main attractions but also want to experience local culture.
What to do in Amsterdam
Rent a bike
If you only do one activity in Amsterdam then we'd recommend hiring a bike. This is certainly the best way to get around this city. It is extremely bike friendly as the roads are specially built for cyclists who have the right of way (unlike the UK cycle system!). Bikes are easy to rent and you'll find rental shops all over the city. Many holiday rentals on our site can put you in contact with local rental shops, so it couldn't be easier.
Next up, head to the IAMAMSTERDAM sign because let's be honest, did you even go to Amsterdam if you didn't get a photo in front of this? Top tip, head there early to avoid the crowds. From midday onwards, your photo will be you plus another 50 of Amsterdams keen tourists!
The Anne Frank Museum
Amsterdam is well known for its museums and we would highly recommend going to The Anne Frank Museum, it is one of the most moving places you will ever visit. Her story is an unforgettable part of history and the museum gives a true insight into her life and the history of Amsterdam. Book your tickets ahead of time to avoid around 4 hours of queuing.
Red Light District
On the other end of the scale, a trip to Amsterdam wouldn't be complete without a visit to the red light district. The Red Light District is world famous for it's women (and men) in the windows because in Amsterdam, paying for sex is legal. Spend an afternoon walking around the district taking in the culture or visit one of the sex museums which will give you an insightful look into the history of sex workers in Amsterdam. This area of the Netherlands is both unique and eye opening. Just be respectful at all times.
Where to indulge in delicious food?
One of our favourite things to do in Amsterdam, is head to a local suburb, pick up some local cuisine in the form of Dutchies (fries and sauce), some Poffertjes from The Pancake Bakery and some Dutch wine in a plastic bottle. Eat your goodies on one of the cities canals whilst watching the world go by or head back to your holiday house with amazing city views to enjoy, and soak up the atmosphere from the comfort of your own space.
Amsterdam also has some fantastic burger joints, The Butcher and Burgerlijk are known for their fresh food, large portions and oh, one of them has a secret nightclub out the back. What's not to like? Cannibale Royal is also a meat lovers dream with impeccable burgers, chargrilled chickens plus a craft beer menu to envy the biggest breweries, you won't be disappointed. Eddy Spaghetti, the Meatless District and The Pantry are also worth a visit or two during your stay.
Places to party
No matter what you're after in your night out, Amsterdam is ready to party! Offering electro, rock band, jazz, disco funk.…the list goes on! Bars and clubs in Amsterdam tend to be open until 3am or 4am during the weekend but close a little earlier during the week, so if you plan to visit a specific place then we advise you check their websites for opening hours just to be sure.
The Depot offers an inclusive approach, industrial decor and it focuses on good times and good music. It is full of high ceilings and concrete walls, you can expect techno and house music playing until the early early hours.
If you're a sucker for a view and love a stylish cocktail, then head to the W, it is known for its incredible views across Dam Square, its swimming pool and talented bar staff. This is a great spot if you want to find somewhere special. Bar Oldenhof is a less up-market place but still uber-cool, it is more like a cocktail bar than a club but dancing is encouraged!