DAILY COSTS TO VISIT AMSTERDAM
To visit Amsterdam on a budget. How much to budget for food, accommodation, attractions, and more.
It’s one of my favorite cities in Europe. Has loads of history, amazing canals, 1200+ beautiful little bridges, really tall Dutch people, and a few other highlights. However, it’s not a cheap destination. But since most travelers only spend a few days here, it shouldn’t tax your budget too terribly.
DAILY COST OF BUDGET TRAVEL IN AMSTERDAM: €79 (APPROX. $90)
Attractions: €15 (one paid attraction + any free sites)
Treat (dessert/beer/wine): €3.50
Accommodation (hostel): €32/night
AMSTERDAM ATTRACTION AND MUSEUM PRICES
Many of Amsterdam’s museums are on the pricey side, so it isn’t the most budget-friendly city when it comes to attractions. However, the city is beautiful, so we enjoy simply walking along the canals and hanging out in one of the many parks. You can also stop into a coffee shop and take a whole different kind of trip — just be sure to take it easy because you don’t want your budget to go up in smoke.
Anne Frank House: €10
Van Gogh Museum: €17
The Resistance Museum: €11
Heineken Experience: €18
The Rijksmuseum (National Museum): €17.50
Canal Cruise: €20
Walking Tours: Free (but you should tip the guides) — €20
AMSTERDAM TRANSPORTATION PRICES
Amsterdam is a fairly compact city, so most things are within walking distance. Furthermore, the city is gorgeous, so walking is a pleasure and you may never have to take public transport. The tickets for the bus and tram are the same.
Single Ticket (valid for 1 hour): €2.80
Unlimited Tickets:24 hours (1 day) € 7.50
48 hours (2 days) € 12.50
72 hours (3 days) € 17.50
96 hours (4 days) € 22.50
120 hours (5 days) € 27.50
144 hours (6 days) € 31.50
168 hours (7 days) € 34.50
OV Chipkaart (reloadable travel card): €7.50 (for the card) + €1.50 per ride
Bike Rental: €3-€12/day
Train Between Airport and City Center: €5.30
Taxi Between Airport and City Center: €40-€50