We’ve rounded up the most affordable places to stay in Amsterdam, so that you can save your pennies for the city’s multitude of cafés and coffeeshops (we’ve happily sniffed out the ones that aren’t rammed with teenage tourists).

The best budget-friendly hotels in the Netherlands’ capital

Sir Adam

Originally built in 1971, Sir Adam is located inside the A’Dam Tower on the shores of the IJ river. It’s a prime spot for rubbing shoulders with local creatives – explore the tower to find inhabitants such as the Gibson guitar manufacturers, music companies MassiveMusic and ID&T, several cafés and bars and the city’s highest nightclub, Madam. Return to the hotel itself to hang out in The Hub for cocktails or on the rooftop for bird’s-eye views of the city.

Canal House

Inspired by the majestic works of the Dutch Old Masters, this hotel is set inside a collection of 17th-century merchants’ houses. Interiors are bedecked in dark colours, velvet drapings and wooden beams, while corridors are adorned with contemporary artwork. Stroll along the cobbled alleys nearby and do some shopping in the quaint boutiques of nearby Nine Streets before retiring to your room – we recommend booking into the top-floor suite for a freestanding bath tub, two-person shower and views across the canal.

Pillows Anna van den Vondel

Just as cosy as it sounds, Pillows Anna van den Vondel hosts guests for a stay defined by soothing decor, tranquil vibes and rooms designed for comfort. Situated next to the city’s lush Vondelpark, it’s a launchpad for days spent strolling before heading back to the converted 19th-century mansion for an evening of soaking in the tub and sipping drinks on a the French balcony before hunkering down in a giant bed.

Suitehotel Posthoorn

Despite being 20 minutes’ drive outside of the city centre, in the Waterland town of Monnickendam, this hotel is well worth the journey. Kick back in leather armchairs and sip on aperitifs in the wood-panelled bar (which dates back to the 17th century) before dining in the gold-hued Michelin-starred restaurant for a French-inspired tasting menu.

Sir Albert

This light-filled, sophisticated hotel can be found inside a former diamond factory in Amsterdam’s De Pijp district. Spend mornings in the study flicking through books about art, architecture and the city’s history, and afternoons cycling around the city centre (ask at reception to hire a set of wheels). Dine at Izakaya restaurant for fresh Japanese food by ex-Nobu chef Hariprasad Shetty and Asian cocktails made from scratch.

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