It’s true that Amsterdam isn’t the cheapest destination, but you can make some wise choices and have fun with less money. I hope I can help you plan your budget for a trip to Holland’s capital. I wrote about plane tickets, accommodation prices, museum entrances, bike rentals and more!
How to get to Amsterdam
Food & drinks
From the airport to the city
There’s a 20 minutes train ride which costs 9 Euros (return journey). The trains run every 15 minutes and have wi-fi. Don’t bother with any other options, trust me this is the best one.
I don’t see the point for bus tickets in Amsterdam, everything of interest is within walking distance. The last time I was there I had to take the ferry to get to my room (it’s free), so I got to see the less touristic areas of the city.
If you truly want to feel like a dutch person, you should rent a bike. I didn’t because many locals ride their bikes fairly fast and I’m not used to it (I don’t even have a bike, but I’m thinking of getting an electric scooter). Renting a bike costs about 10-15 Euros/day, and in some places you can pay for a theft insurance, which is 5-7 Euros.
What do you think of this Amsterdam travel budget proposal? Expensive or not?