Planning a trip and looking for the best Airbnbs in Amsterdam!? Well, you’re in luck, because I’ve put together an epic variety of houseboats, unique lofts, cheap apartments, and so much more in this Airbnb Amsterdam guide!
Historic charm, top-notch nightlife, multicultural atmosphere, world-class museums, and a liberal attitude toward the taboo. It’s no wonder Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. It’s got something for every kind of traveler, whether you’re into history, art, food, or the city’s more risqué offerings.
It is a relatively small city, with the majority of its attractions found among a central, tightly-woven network of picturesque canals. This makes it a perfect city to explore by foot or by bike, in classic Dutch style. The city is gorgeous, with quaint bridges, cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and narrow houses stacked neatly along the canals.
But that’s enough facts about Amsterdam for now – let’s get into the main event. The following vacation rentals are the best that the city has to offer. This list covers a variety of price ranges and styles, so I’m confident you’ll find something that’s right for you. Whether you’re after a luxury loft, an affordable entire apartment, or a classic Dutch houseboat, you’re in the right place!
Quick Breakdown of The Best Airbnbs in Amsterdam
If you’re after quick answers, here’s a brief breakdown of the best vacation rentals in Amsterdam for five popular categories.
- Best Airbnb in Amsterdam Central – Two Bedroom Apartment | Amazing Roof Terrace
- Best Cheap Apartment in Amsterdam – Vondelpark, Quiet Street, Two Bikes
- Best Self-Catering Amsterdam Rental – Amazing Canal Penthouse with Stunning Views
- Best Luxury Apartment in Amsterdam – Beautiful Loft in Center Amsterdam
- Best Airbnb Amsterdam Houseboat – First Class Houseboat Studio
Also, I’ve included a few fun travel videos on the city to give tons of ideas on how to spend your time while staying in this magnificent destination. So be sure to watch a few of them for some inspiration! And be sure to read my 2-Day Amsterdam Itinerary for a quick travel guide to the city!
Top 15 Amsterdam Airbnbs
If you’ve been wondering where to stay in Amsterdam, look no further than these 20 Airbnbs. They’re the best of the best, all are in prime locations, and each has its own unique character.
1) Amazing Canal Penthouse with Stunning Views
Location: De Pijp
Price: €155+ per night
A classic 19th-century penthouse, fitted with an array of antique and retro furnishings, this property offers an eclectic but tasteful blend of styles. Enjoy lofty ceilings and plenty of natural light. It’s set right on the Singelgracht canal, in one of the most sought after neighborhoods. You’ll find the heart of the city only a stone’s throw from the North, and trendy De Pijp just to the south.
Guest Review: “Lora was an excellent host, very friendly and prompt with answering and replying to queries. Apartment was beautiful and spaceous. As other reviews have mentioned, just be mindful of the steep stairs up to the 4th floor. Excellent location, convenience store across the road and other attractions and nearby. Would definately stay again. Many thanks Lora!”
2) Two Bedroom Central Apartment with Amazing Roof Terrace
Location: City Center
Price: €105+ per night
You really can’t beat the charm of a roof terrace in a European city, particularly if it’s right in the center. Tall ceilings, large windows, and quirky design are offered alongside a stunning roof terrace at this spacious, central Amsterdam Airbnb.
Set in the most lively part of town, it’s ideal for fun-seekers and party animals, and just a short walk from the most popular Amsterdam attractions.
Guest Review: “This apartment is great if you want a nice central location with a private balcony. We were able to walk to every site we wanted to see, and then could relax on our balcony when we returned home. It is central though, so expect noise and excitement on the streets!”
3) Spectacular Amsterdam Airbnb Loft – Central & Quiet
Price: €99+ per night
This stylish little loft offers a perfect blend of the old and the new. Original wooden beams and brick walls are accented with ornate detailings and some refreshingly modern touches. All tucked away next to the leafy lanes of Vondelpark.
It’s located just a short walk from many of the city’s top attractions and destinations, including Museumplein, Leidseplein, and Jordaan.
Guest Review: “Kirsten was a wonderful host. She responded very quickly to any questions we had, the apartment was very clean, the bed was really comfortable, and the location was central. Something worth noting is that the staircase is very narrow and there are quite a few stairs to climb. This wasn’t an issue for us but could be problematic for some.”
4) Beautiful Loft in Center Amsterdam
Location: Central Canal District
Price: €320+ per night
Reminiscent of a 1960s New York art studio, this Andy Warholesque loft is set in an old cigar factory, and is arguably the best Airbnb in Amsterdam. The cozy yet open-plan living space is filled with plants and topped with ivy draped ceiling beams.
Upstairs you’ll find two gorgeous mezzanine bedrooms. The space is flooded with natural light and located right in the heart of the Canal District, surrounded by quintessential Amsterdam.
Guest Review: “Just as all the reviews have said, Aren’s place is amazing. Beautiful open space with natural lighting and great amenities. He is full of local tips, super accomodating and down to earth, also lets you do what you need to do. Location is super easy and the flat is above a commercial space so you do feel like you have your own space. Thank you Aren, youre a real cool host!”
5) First Class Houseboat Studio
Price: €125+ per night
Quaint and compact, this tiny houseboat studio offers authentic Dutch charm and stunning canal views. Enjoy morning coffee and admire the tranquil happenings of a central canal through fully-opened sliding windows.
Located in the central Jordaan district, all of the top attractions are within walking distance. Plenty of amazing shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment areas also sit right on its doorstep.
Guest Review: “You will just love this unique experience at the houseboat. You can’t beat the experience and the location was perfect. Close to anything you will want to see and do. Very clean”
6) Houseboat AquaView | NEW Amsterdam Airbnb
Location: Bickers Island
Price: €195+ per night
Washed out walls and light wood ceiling beams glow with natural light in this clean, modern houseboat. With a peaceful canal right outside its large windows, the houseboat is located on a small, man-made island just north of the center.
Great food, nightlife, attractions, and entertainment are all within easy walking distance.
Guest Review: “This house boat is a beautiful place to stay in Amsterdam. It’s walking distance to a lot of tourist attractions and there’s plenty of places to eat close by. Jakob was quick to respond to any questions. I stayed in October so had a nice quiet time on the boat – not sure if it would be the same in summer season. Would definitely recommend it.”
7) Authentic Hideout
Location: City Center
Price: €98+ per night
In typical Dutch fashion, this entire apartment is located partially below street level. You walk down a few steps from the canal-side street to reach the front door! It’s small, well-thought-out, and couldn’t be more central.
Up the tiny winding stairs, there’s a small living space, looking out onto the street. If you’d prefer a bit more natural light for a premium, try its sun-drenched sister apartment upstairs.
Guest Review: “Staying in Fleur’s apartment is a great way to experience authentic and central Amsterdam living. The apartment was very clean and well styled. It was a little bit noisy at night but this is already mentioned on Fleur’s listing, and she provides courtesy ear plugs if you need them, but we didnt use them as the sound did not bother us. The pictures dont do it justice – it looks better in real life. We would highly recommend.”
8) On the Waterfront
Location: Amsterdam North
Price: €125+ per night
Just north of the city’s center, this cozy little waterfront boathouse is perfect for a romantic getaway. Plenty of light pours through the floor to ceiling windows, which face out onto a canal. It’s compact, but well designed, and offers an authentic Amsterdam experience.
The neighborhood is a quieter area, with the bustle of the center just a free, 5-minute ferry ride away.
Guest Review: “This home is perfect for a stay in Amsterdam. It’s so close to everything but a peaceful little slice of paradise on its own. The area is wonderful and the home is exceptional. Karina was so nice to communicate with and made everything easy and enjoyable. Would definitely stay here again!”
9) Freedom on the Water
Location: City Center
Price: €275+ per night
A plant-peppered, wooden terrace welcomes you to this quaint, waterside wonder. An idyllic spot to enjoy morning tea or evening drinks with swans swimming right on by. Inside, it’s quirky, cozy, and well-equipped for a comfortable stay.
Surrounded by the very core of the city, this houseboat is in a perfect location for exploring. The Red Light District, restaurants, cafes, bars, and a myriad of other attractions lie right on its doorstep.
Guest Review: “Lovely Houseboat situated very close to the main areas in Amsterdam!”
10) Boutique Luxury – Central & Quiet
Price: €99+ per night
Perched on the outskirts of the verdant and peaceful Vondelpark, this boutique design apartment is an incredibly welcoming space. The attention to design details is unparalleled, and the building is classic Dutch, built in the 1800s.
Nearby, you’ll find Museumplein and Leidseplein, as well as a brilliant range of bars, cafes, and eateries. The central attractions can be reached easily, too.
Guest Review: “Kirsten’s apartment was just perfect. The location allows you to walk virtually anywhere in Amsterdam, or if you find yourself a long way from the apartment, the tram system allows easy access. Kirsten was the perfect hostess, giving us many ideas for places to visit, restaurants etc. At one of her recommendations, we had an unforgettable dinner – we loved it !! I would stronger recommend Kirsten and her apartment if you plan to visit – we stayed for a week and could have stayed a lot longer. 10/10”
11) En-Suite Bed & Coffee Room in Historic Center
Price: €80+ per night
Jordaan is arguably the most attractive area to stay, and this private room lies right at its trendy core. The Anne Frank house is just around the corner, while the museums, Red Light District, and other popular attractions are all within easy walking distance.
There’s also a spacious roof terrace with comfy furniture and close-up views of historic Amsterdam.
Guest Review: “A truly fantastic Airbnb! Marcel’s place is in a terrific and affluent area. The streets felt very safe and the house is working walking distance to plenty of great shopping and attractions. The Airbnb itself was very modern with plenty of great amenities. You will love it so much you’ll wish you booked it for longer!”
12) Central City Loft #4
Price: €265+ per night
Haarlemmerstraat has been voted the best shopping street in the Netherlands and is just a short walk away from the very heart of the city. This stunning loft-style entire apartment is surrounded by the life of the town, with cafes, bars, museums, and entertainment at its door.
Occupying the 4th and 5th floors of a 17th-century building, the loft’s ancient, exposed woodwork is complimented tastefully by splashes of modern design.
Guest Review: “10 out of 10! Amazing location, perfect place, clean, spacious, beautiful hosts that checked us in, the apartment made my trip!”
13) Bright Design Apartment | Artful Stay
Price: €275+ per night
Sunlight pours through skylights into a spacious open-plan living area, which opens out onto a cozy courtyard. This light and airy loft is perfectly located. Leidseplein, the Museum Quarter, Vondelpark, and Jordaan are all just around the corner.
You’ll also find an array of cafes, bars, and restaurants nearby. It’s rare to find such an entire spacious apartment in such a central location!
Guest Review: “Our host was extremely helpful and made everything so clear. We thought we scored a great place when we found it on Airbnb although it really didn’t do it justice. The place was incredible! The location of the townhouse was great, by bike it really is only 10 minutes from where ever you need to go. I highly recommend staying here if you get the chance.”
14) Modern and Spacious Houseboat
Price: €240+ per night
When it comes to the best Airbnb Amsterdam Houseboat rentals, it doesn’t get much better than this floating paradise. Its elegant design is paired beautifully with a focus on comfort and relaxation. Hang-out in one of the canal-side hammocks and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere on the plant-filled terrace.
The center of town is just a short walk away, along with many of the city’s most popular attractions, bars, shops, and restaurants.
Guest Review: “Wonderful experience of Amsterdam living on the water in very well equipped houseboat. Quiet neighbourhood. Close to transport, shops, markets. Highly recommended.”
15) Private Attic Studio with Roof Terrace
Location: Amsterdam North
Price: €85+ per night
Clean, cozy, and stylish, this quaint attic studio is perfect for an affordable two-person stay. It’s set in the triangular top of a traditional Dutch house, with a fantastic roof terrace and views of the city.
The space may be small, but it’s incredibly inviting. Amsterdam North is mostly residential and quiet, with the center easily accessible by public transport, on foot, or by bike.
Guest Review: “Amazing place to stay. Kim and Daniel were so accommodating and lovely. Highly recommend staying here if you’re visiting Amsterdam.”
Fun Tours To Book During Your Trip to Amsterdam
- Looking to party? Book yourself a spot on the Ultimate Red Light District Pub Crawl for a 5-hour bender of unlimited shots for the first hour, visits to 5 different bars, and meeting tons of new friends!
- Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour is a top seller and highly recommended! It gives you the chance to view the windmills in the Zaanse Schans, experience the Cheese weighing house in Edam and see many more typically Dutch things in the area. This particular tour is 5.5 hours long and is well worth it in my opinion. “From the charming windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing house in Edam, see everything typically Dutch. See the beautiful landscapes of North Holland and explore the traditional fisherman village of Volendam on a 5-hour guided tour.”
Am I Missing Any Fun, Unique, or Cheap Airbnbs in Amsterdam
While doing research for this article, we really did find so many amazing rental properties and options here! So if you’ve visited recently and stayed somewhere really fun, please do let me know! I’d love to keep this list of the best Airbnb’s in Amsterdam as up-to-date as possible!
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Final Thoughts on the Best Airbnbs in Amsterdam
There are some pretty awesome Amsterdam loft apartments, boats, and condos available that you could happily call home for the duration of your stay. I hope this list of the best rentals helps streamline your planning and sets you up for an unforgettable trip!