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Where to stay?

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Where to stay?

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on which Street or section of Amsterdam to stay in.

Basically we want to be in the middle of Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein so we are within walking distance to both ( we are planning nights out and want to be able to walk to both in heels relatively easy, not sure if this is possible or not?)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We're looking to stay in an apartment from the 17th to 20th October for 3 nights for 4 people. Our budget is around £700 - £800 for the 3 nights.

Also, will Amsterdam still be busy with tourists at this time of year? We went to Milan around the same time last year and there were no other tourists so would be nice to know what to expect.

Thank you!!

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1. Re: Where to stay?

You plan to walk the uneven brick streets of Amsterdam in heels? Even the Dutch women wouldn't dare do it! The squares are only 15 minutes from each other so you can expand your search a bit. Have a look at these reputable agencies. I know Apartment Paul has an apartment just of the Leidseplein that would be in your budget, see the first link.

http://www.apartmentpaul.com/

http://amsterdam.citymundo.com/

http://www.amsterhome.com/

http://www.globaltransfers.nl/

http://www.greenhouse-effect.nl/index2.html

http://www.lovingamsterdam.com/

http://www.houseboathotel.nl/

http://www.getreadyamsterdam.com/

That is the start of the low season so it will be noticeably quieter with fewer terraces open.

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2. Re: Where to stay?

All covered in our Top Question:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188590-c156882/Amste…

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3. Re: Where to stay?

Definitely consider a houseboat for your stay---my last 2 trips convinced me---

houseboat hotel.nl was the one we used and were very happy with a very nice boat near the Anne Frank House.....around 150-175 euros a nite.....

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4. Re: Where to stay?

Does that mean it won't be easy to walk from place to place. Are we better off getting taxis everywhere?

Thank you very much for your help!

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5. Re: Where to stay?

Heels will not be easy on many of the streets in A'Dam---consider taking some flats....

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6. Re: Where to stay?

Kirsty, read the article in the link I posted. All is explained there.

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7. Re: Where to stay?

We are all from near Newcastle, we wouldn't feel right not going out in them! Ha. What is the dress code like in Amsterdam on nights out?

And Brianc, I have already read that article before thanks. Was just looking for some more in depth suggestions.

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8. Re: Where to stay?

Hi Kirsty, we've been to Amsterdam a few times and never really seen any women dressed up the way you would back home, eg heels and dresses! Most of them wore jeans and flats or boots, I made the mistake of wearing heels our first time there and with the cobbled streets, tram tracks etc I really wouldn't advise it! You won't be out of place in skinny jeans and flats or boots and won't have to limit yourself to Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein as there are so many other areas worth seeing. I'll be wearing flats during the day and heeled boots at night which are a little easier to walk in but still feel dressy enough to go out in.

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10. Re: Where to stay?

Not sure how much more in depth to go. There is a link to a map which has all the areas coded. In the article it gives you the codes for the tow areas you want to stay in. All you need to do is have a look at one of the links in post #1 above and see what fits your budget and style. Then feel free to post your short list here and we will help narrow it down based on your criteria. Someone make come along and do all the searches for you but I wouldn't count on it.