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Amsterdam Hotels offer visitors a variety of choices - cheap hotels and hostels for the traveller on a budget, quaint bed and breakfast, furnished apartments, smaller boutique hotels, luxury five star hotels, and houseboats docked right on the canals. Itís easy to find suitable accommodations here, but since Amsterdam receives over three million visitors each year it is wise to have reservations before arrival.
Cheap hotels with clean, modest accommodations may be perfect for travelling on a budget. Hostels, cheap hotels where a number of people share one room, are great for saving money, but donít offer much privacy. Hostels, usually located in the city, are favourites for backpackers and students travelling abroad.
Bed and Breakfast can be a cosy English house or a more contemporary setting. They offer a modest amount of privacy and perks, such as free breakfast and wireless internet. Most bed and breakfast are located in the centre of the city within walking distance to major sites, but there are some located in quieter residential areas, as well as on the canals.
Furnished apartments, called holiday apartments or self-catering, have accommodations ranging from a single studio to a four bedroom with fully equipped kitchens. Great for families or business travellers, they are available for a short stay or by the month throughout Amsterdam. Often equipped with Jacuzzis, outdoor barbeques, and washers and dryers, holiday apartments have a familiarity of home making them popular rentals.
Boutique hotels are small and promote personalized services to guests. Trendy interiors reflect a comfortable, cosmopolitan atmosphere that represents a feeling of luxury at an affordable price. Most boutique hotels are located in the city within easy walking distance to museums, shops, restaurants and nightlife.
Luxury hotels, four or five star hotels, offer top accommodations and services at a higher rate. There are old historic landmark hotels and newer modern hotels linked to major chains around the world. With hundreds of rooms and suites, restaurants, and often conference facilities on the premises, luxury hotels are conveniently located to major tourist attractions, convention centres and business needs.
Houseboats, docked in the famous Amsterdam canals, are a novel attraction for the traveller looking for privacy and serenity, yet with a bit of adventure. You are a few steps away from restaurants, shops and nightlife with a peaceful view of the water. Houseboats can be found along different canals and can be rented by the week or longer.