When most people search for holiday accommodation, they typically end up booking a hotel room in Amsterdam. But a short-stay apartment in Amsterdam offers so many more benefits if you are on a similar budget. If, for example, you are staying in Amsterdam for a week or more, a short-stay apartment may be a great alternative to a small, cramped hotel room. You’ll find that these short-stay apartments are quite common for vacationers in Europe and many are located in and around the central city, where you find many of the top Amsterdam attractions. Also, take a look at our 5-day itinerary for Amsterdam!
The short-stay apartments are very convenient for small families or groups. These apartments often provide full kitchen facilities and may even have space for your pet. Most of the booking sites only publish the names of the reviewed apartments and tourists can go through the reviews before selecting one. Short-stay apartments in Amsterdam require a permit for renting an apartment throughout the year. Generally, the apartments can be booked for a minimum seven nights stay and usually, four guests are allowed in these types of apartments.
Advantages of booking a short-stay apartment in Amsterdam
More Space – Apartments usually have a lot more space than a hotel room and serviced apartments generally have a separate living area and a bedroom; travelers are not confined to a single room.
Convenient for small families or groups – Most of the short-stay apartments are designed to provide privacy to the guests. A short-stay apartment separates the living area from the bedrooms. In this way, couples traveling together can have their private space but enjoy together time in the living area.
Get in touch with the local culture – Take the opportunity to learn about the local culture. Short-stay apartments give an opportunity to explore the neighborhood and to meet your neighbors You can ask your next-door neighbor about a special café or a special local recipe.
A fully equipped kitchen– A kitchen in short-stay apartments gives a home away from home feel. Travelers may not want to cook regularly but a fridge and microwave oven come in handy. You can store all your late-night snacks and favorite drinks. It is also convenient for people who require special dietary requirements. Some apartments also provide a personal washer and dryer.
Good Location– Budget hotels are usually located on busy streets or close to the business centers of the city. So, they are mostly far from popular tourist spots. But most of the short-stay apartments are in the proximity to city’s landmarks. Travelers can access up-market restaurants and exquisite shops if they prefer to stay in a good location.
Housekeeping – Short-stay apartments provide housekeeping service a couple of times in a week. Clean towels and bedspreads are provided when the guests ask.
Cost-effective– Serviced apartments are generally a less expensive option than hotel rooms. You will need to book an apartment in advance in order to reap all the benefits of short-stay apartments, though you can still get good discounts if they stay for a longer period.
All in all, if you want a comfortable, affordable stay in Europe, consider a short-stay apartment.
Written by Staff for EuropeUpClose.com and sponsored by Amsterdam apartments
Saturday 17th of December 2016
Was not impressed with Amsterdam. Other than a fabulous museum, water canals, thousands of bicycles, and a brewery, not much else there. Many other places in Europe far more beautiful.
Saturday 17th of December 2016
I love Amsterdam; I think it is very lovely and the Keukenhof Gardens are spectacular in spring.