THE FIGARO SELECTION – If the hotels in Amsterdam are quite expensive along the canals, you can find all the styles of hotels at more reasonable rates in areas that are just as accessible and pleasant. Proof by ten with our selection of the best hotels in Amsterdam at less than 150 euros per night.
The Exchange, fashion spirit
Right in the heart of the Red District, this hotel has 61 rooms, all decorated by students from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute based on an idea by architects Suzanne Oxenaar and Otto Nan. Minimalist, inspired by Flemish art or dressed in magazine pages, all are definitely original and quirky. Particularity of the place: rooms ranging from 1 to 4 stars and a 5-star suite, which allows all budgets to discover this unique concept.
The room to book: the 418 for its amazing crinoline-style four-poster bed.
The price : from €149 per night.
The Exchange Hotel, Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam. Such. : + 31 20 523 0080.
Hotel Not Hotel, conceptual and unusual
Sleeping in a tram, in an invisible room or in a Sin City cube, this is what this concept offers, installed in a large brick building in the southwest of the city. In a way atmosphere Alice in Wonderland, we discover a tram, false facades of houses and library walls. All of them hide rooms with a design of the same spirit, all quite small and without windows but very functional.
The room to book: the Volkswagen T1, to sleep in a real road-trip Van.
The price : from €79 per night (breakfast €9.95 per person).
Hotel Not Hotel, Piri Reïsplein 34, 1057 KH Amsterdam. Such. : + 31 20 820 4538.
Volkshotel, design and music
If the building of the 1960s (former headquarters of a magazine) does not make you dream, it is largely compensated by the offbeat concept. Café, bar, music studio, co-working, jacuzzi and sauna on the rooftop… in addition to the 201 rooms, the hotel aims to be a real living space open to Amsterdammers and travelers alike. Classified by size from XS to L, the rooms are functional and combine concrete, metal and newspaper pages on the walls.
The room to book: the “White Bike Room”, one of the nine themed rooms, for its bathtub with a view of the city.
The price : from €69 per double room.
Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam. Such. : +31 20 261 2100.
citizenM Amsterdam South, cool and modern
Located in the Zuid district, one train stop from the airport, the hotel reflects the codes of the nomadic worker. Its rooms are comfortable and minimalist, but high-tech, including a tablet that allows you to control the light moods in the room, the TV, the alarm clock and even the shutters. The room card is used to pay for expenses incurred in the hotel, whether at the café (accessible 24 hours a day) or at the decoration shop.
The room to book: all the rooms are similar in this concept but it is possible to choose a late check-out for 29€ more.
The price : from €138 per night.
citizenM Amsterdam South, Pr. Irenestraat 30, 1077 WX Amsterdam. Such. : + 31 +20 811 3890.
The Bunk, Japanese-style capsules
Housed in what was once St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Church, the Bunk has seamlessly integrated the rooms into the brick building. In addition to the 106 rooms installed in blocks, small but functional, 50 pods allow you to slip into a small night space to optimize the budget. The place is also full of good ideas, such as the small staircase leading to a large self-service library or sofas for reading or having a drink.
The room to book: one of the Epic Bunk Room overlooking the river.
The price : from €75 per double room.
Bunk Hotel Amsterdam, Hagedoornplein 2, 1031 BV Amsterdam. Such. : +31 88 696 9869.
The Alfred Hotel, in the heart of the trendy district
Located in the southern district, not far from Vondelpark, the hotel is ideally located for exploring the city on foot or jumping on a tram. Sober and modern rooms, equipped with comfortable bathrooms and for breakfast, opt for one of the many surrounding cafes.
The room to book: ask for a room located on the Cornelis Schuytstraat, less noisy than the Delairesse straat.
The price : from €97 per double room.
The Alfred Hotel, Cornelis Schuytstraat 58-60, 1071 JL Amsterdam. Such. : +31 20 673 3141.
Conscious Hotel The Tire Station, eco-friendly and minimalist
Taken from this 3-star hotel located in the west of the city: to rhyme design and eco-responsibility. The decor of the 102 rooms explores the style seventies with sobriety, mixing wood, metal and cork panels. In addition to rooftop solar panels, the hotel delivers on its commitment to eco-friendly materials, chemical-free cleaning products, and restaurants that use local produce.
The room to book: those facing the street on the 3rd floor, to be sure to have an unobstructed view.
The price : from €140 per double room.
Conscious Hotel The Tire Station, Overtoom 519, 1054 LH Amsterdam. Such. : +31 20 820 3333.
The Manor Amsterdam, historical
Built in the 19th century to the east of the city, this impressive building was for more than 100 years the largest hospital in the city. You can now find accommodation in comfortable, designer rooms, each brightened up with large photos of Amsterdam or contemporary canvases. Less frequented by tourists, this district is a good option to discover in particular the Hortus Botanicus or the Artis zoo.
The room to book: with a view of the garden, very soothing after a long day in the city.
The price : from €107 per night in a double room.
The Manor Amsterdam, Linnaeusstraat 89, 1093 EK Amsterdam. Such. : +31 20 700 8400.
Hotel van de Vijsel, chic design
Taken over by hotelier Arjen van den Hof, this former timber store was transformed by architect Minke Wagenaar. This one has declined all the tones of wood, in all the spaces of the hotel, creating what could look like a very large designer chalet. The rooms, which are accessed through galleries on an interior courtyard, reiterate this combination of textures and are punctuated with beautiful and clever design elements. Very well located, the establishment is a few minutes from all the major museums of the city.
The room to book: one of the suites with its bed on the mezzanine under the roof… Provided you stretch the budget a bit.
The price : from €120 per double room.
Hotel van de Vijsel, Overtoom 13-17, 1054 HA Amsterdam. Such. : +31 20 810 0890. www.hotelvandevijsel.com
DoubleTree Hilton Wharf, street art trend
Ideal for staying in the northern NDSM district, accessible in a few minutes by free ferry from the station, the hotel has large rooms that are perfectly equipped and enlivened with modern art frescoes. One of its great positive points: parking at the foot of the building for those who come by car. For those who want to venture out on a bike afterwards, the Wharf has a few bikes for hire.
The room to book: those with a view of old Amsterdam, which you can admire tirelessly through the large bay windows.
The price : from €84 per double room.
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam – NDSM Wharf, NDSM-Plein 28, 1033 WB Amsterdam. Such. : + 31 20 722 0666.
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Where to sleep in Amsterdam? Our ten favorite hotels under 150 euros per night