Heading off on a group holiday with friends is always incredibly exciting, and you will of course be looking to make some great memories and share in some brilliant experiences. The Dutch capital, Amsterdam, is a wonderful place to do exactly that. There’s no need to go and break the bank though; there are plenty of ways to keep an eye on your wallet and still enjoy a budget holiday to remember in this marvellous city. |
Accommodation: Go Cheap and Cheerful
Whilst it may be a cliché to say that it’s about the people you’re with rather than where you are, it is definitely worth bearing this in mind when it comes to booking your accommodation in Amsterdam. This is a city steeped in rich artistic and cultural heritage and, as such, there’s a whole host of affordable, attractive and well-located accommodation on offer.
From high-end hostels to hotels that will be kinder to your wallet than you might imagine, the Dutch capital has plenty of economical options for you to consider, including The Hotel Not Hotel, which gives you the chance to stay the night in a renovated tram car. Whoever thought a budget holiday could be so quirky?
Food: Cost-Effective Cuisine
There’s no doubt the city has a huge variety of culinary options for all its visitors, but you may not have been aware of some of the city’s more budget-friendly cuisine, of which there’s plenty. From Amsterdam’s many charming and affordable restaurants to the inviting and tasty food on offer at the city’s markets, there really is no need for you to worry about not finding delicious flavours at a reasonable price. And at the end of your budget holiday, if you’ve got any cash left to splash, why not treat yourself to a blow-out at one of the city’s highly-rated up and coming eateries?
Exploring: Go Further!
There truly is a lot more than the main attractions in the city centre, with a rich variety of history, culture and architecture to be found when you go beyond the bustling hub. Get out and explore Amsterdam West, where you’ll find Westerpark, or enjoy a bite to eat by the water by catching the (free!) ferry over to Amsterdam Noord. Heading outside of the city centre is undoubtedly the best way to get an ‘authentic’ local experience and it’s an ideal way to keep an eye on the finances on a budget holiday!
Transfers: Pre-Book a Shuttle Transfer
Once you’ve arrived at the airport, the most cost-effective way to reach your accommodation is by booking a shared shuttle transfer. This will not only be very kind to your wallet, but also a hassle-free way to travel, taking you from door to door without any stress at all.
Amsterdam truly is a perfect city for a group budget holiday, especially if you’re looking for a place that’s both kind to your wallet but also rich in culture, history, entertainment and architecture.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you're heading off on a budget holiday, pre-book a shared transfer to your hotel to save money. Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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