Travel to Amsterdam under your Budget
Last updated on October 28th, 2022 at 08:36 am
Travel pocket friendly to the City of your Dreams- Amsterdam
Who does not love exploring new places? Amsterdam is one of the most preferred tourists destinations. A lot of people have Amsterdam on their bucket list yet some of them can’t think of visiting Amsterdam for it being an expensive city. Now you can book your travel to Amsterdam even if you are low on budget and explore the best of the famous city of the Netherlands.
Travelling is always fun and adventure but it becomes quite tough to make the bookings when you are under a certain budget. When you are looking to book your vacation at a great deal. Being mindful and knowing the hacks to save money will help you save a lot of money on your vacation. Now you can travel to Amsterdam under a budget by following these tips.
For Flight Bookings
- Make the bookings for low cost carrier.
- Book connecting flights instead of direct ones.
- Pack minimal luggage to avoid paying extra baggage fee.
- Look for offers and deals for making the reservations.
- Compare the fares of flights on third party websites.
- Book flights using the flight points or miles.
- Make the flight reservations in advance 15 weeks prior to the departure time to get 30% lower price tickets.
- For at a time bookings visit the airport counters for the best priced tickets.
- Make the reservations on the cheapest days of the week.
- Avoid flying during the weekends.
- Avoid peak season time for planning your vacation to Amsterdam.
- Sign up for skyscanner price alert email to get alerts and save money.
Low-Cost Carriers having Flights to Amsterdam
- Easy Jet
- Pegasus Airline
- Smart Wing
- German Wings
- WOW Air
- Aer Lingus
- Ryan Air
- Vueling Airlines
- Iberia Express
How to book cheap stays when in Amsterdam?
Another way to save money on your vacation is booking affordable stays. You can either stay in a hostel, book a 2 or 3-star hotel, boutique hotels, air BnB, etc.
You can look at stays on hotel websites like MakeMyTrip, goibibo, booking.com, trip advisor, etc. you can put a filter in the pricing for low to high to be able to get the list of cheapest hotels available for a stay in Amsterdam.
Make the bookings for hotels in the outskirts of the city than the main city the stays are cheaper far from the main city.
Another way to save money is booking a studio apartment in a hostel or Air BnB at cheap fares so you can have a mini kitchen to yourself to cook basic meals for yourself and save money by not eating too many meals outside.
Look for small local cafés and restaurants for having your meals so you can save money.
List of Affordable Restaurants in Amsterdam are:-
- Royal Biladi Café and Restaurant
- Bhatti Passal- Nepalese Food
- D’Juice’s House Amsterdam
- Original Stroop Waffles
- Fat Phills
- Benny’s Chicken
- Sir Hummus
- The Lebanese Sajeria
- Poke Perfect
- Café Oporto
Travel around the city by bus or public transport also if you can’t walk. Buses are a cheaper alternate to explore the beautiful attractions around the city at a very reasonable price. Buy an unlimited travel pass for the trams it will take you around the city at a very reasonable price. Shop from local markets or everyday stores instead of shopping from malls. Prefer going to a bakery for having breakfast. Do not hire a guide while exploring a museum that is not worth it. Opt for taking basic beer or wine at the bar rather than ordering any fancy drink that will cost you euro 6 or more.
Hire bikes to see the city for longer than just a few hours that will cost you cheaper. Plan your visit to Amsterdam during the month of February as it is the low season time there are comparatively fewer tourists there so you might get less crowded places and cheaper flight tickets and stays. Avoid taking private taxis as they are expensive and will ruin your budget. An average trip for a solo traveler to Amsterdam will cost you $1235 and for a couple $2100.
Filter tourist places on google that have minimal entry tickets or no ticket to visit so you can save your money for the places that are worth spending some extra money on.
Amsterdam is definitely not a cheap place to visit but it is definitely worth it and it will come under your Budget Travel if you try to follow these few tips and be mindful for what you are spending your money on.
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