Oh Amsterdam.... home to the Famous Red Light District, Anne Frank House, and those "Coffee Shops" that we all cannot wait to get into. It is a staple in the European travel circuit... but what will it ACTUALLY cost to travel there? We take a look at the accommodation, must-see attractions, and the food in Amsterdam - and let you know what YOU should plan on spending in Amsterdam. Vrolijke Reizen (Happy Travels)!
Dorm Rooms in Amsterdam range in price from $7-$30 USD per bed. Private rooms in Hostels will cost you between $30-$50 USD. For a good location, plan on spending about $20 USD for a dorm bed or $45 USD for a private room. Check out options and book here.
The price range for Private Rooms or Hotel Rooms in Amsterdam ranges between $60-$150 USD. The average price for a nice room in a good location is around $95 USD. The cost to rent an entire home runs a little higher at an average of between $120 - $200 USD per night, the average in a good location running around $150 USD. Check out Hotel options here and Private Room/Home Rentals here.
A Taxi is quite pricey - running you about $3 USD per KM. A much better option is purchasing a Public Transportation ticket which will cost you $8 USD per day and will be valid on trams, metros and buses. Another awesome option is the Amsterdam City Card which you can purchase for 1-4 days (4 days will cost you $93 USD) but includes entrance to numerous attractions, a free canal cruise and unlimited public transportation. It also includes a detailed city map - which will be much needed!
Ages 0-9: Free Ages 10-17: $4.80 USD Adults: $9.60 USD
2. Cannabis Coffee Shops
If you care to check out the famous Cannabis Coffee Shops in Amsterdam - Cannabis can cost you anywhere from $5 - $30 USD per gram. Make sure to do your research and make sure you are not being overcharged. Normal price should be around $10 USD per gram.
3. Red Light District
World famous and worth a visit is the Red Light District. Partaking will cost $55 USD (for 15 minutes) and while most sex shops tantalize with Red Lights - watch for the blue! Blue lights indicate a Transsexual Prostitute. There is plenty more to the Red Light District than just sex shops though. Instead indulge in great food or a cup of coffee from the many restaurants and coffee shops, or have a cocktail and shimmy-shake at one of the nightclubs!
Ages 0-17: Free Adults: $18.50 USD
An Adult tour ticket for the Heineken Experience will cost you $17 USD, while a VIP tour (which includes beer & cheese tasting and highly recommended) will cost $53 USD.
The bare minimum you can spend for a week in Amsterdam is $300 USD per person. A more realistic cost that would include a private room, $40 USD/day in food cost, an Amsterdam City Card, and $200 USD for attractions and shopping will run you closer to $1200 USD/person.
This does not include flight costs - which you can find easily here!
Not from the US? See how much this vacation will cost in your currency here!
I hope you find this helpful - and I hope you have a wonderful stay in Amsterdam!