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 Amsterdam Airbnb guide!

Historic charm, top-notch nightlife, multi-cultural 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. 

Amsterdam is relatively small, with the majority of its attractions found amongst 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.  

The following Amsterdam Airbnbs 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 apartment, or a classic Amsterdam houseboat, you’re in the right place! 

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Quick Breakdown of Amsterdam Airbnbs

If you’re after quick answers, here’s a brief breakdown of the best Airbnbs in Amsterdam for five popular categories.

Best Airbnbs in Amsterdam


Top 20 Airbnbs in Amsterdam

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. I’ve also included lots of fun videos to give tons of ideas on how to spend your time while staying in this magnificent city!

1) Amazing Canal Penthouse with Stunning Views

Amsterdam Airbnbs 2020

Location: De Pijp

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13952479

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 areas of Amsterdam. You’ll find the heart of the city only a stone’s throw from the North, and trendy De Pijp just to the south.

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2) Two Bedroom City Center Apartment with Amazing Roof Terrace

2 Bedroom Airbnb Amsterdam

Location: City Center

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12019229

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 heart of Amsterdam. Tall ceilings, large windows, and quirky design are offered alongside a stunning roof terrace at this spacious Airbnb in Amsterdam City Center. 

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.

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3) Spectacular Amsterdam Airbnb Loft – Central & Quiet

Loft Airbnb Amsterdam

Location: Vondelpark

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15780515

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 Amsterdam’s top attractions and destinations, including Museumplein, Leidseplein, and Jordaan. 

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4) Beautiful Loft in Center Amsterdam

Best Loft Airbnbs Amsterdam

Location: Central Canal District

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/728144

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 Amsterdam has to offer. 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.

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5) Unique Houseboat, Amsterdam City Center

Houseboat Airbnb Amsterdam 2020

Location: De Pijp

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1466389

Price: 175+ per night

Modern, spacious, comfortable, and floating. This stunning houseboat gets plenty of light and offers top-notch canal views. Kick back and watch the boats and ducks cruise by from the comfort of the bed, the sofa, or the on-board deck with a heater and BBQ.

De Pijp is a favorite area amongst locals and visitors alike for its vibrant atmosphere, as well as its fantastic selection of bars, restaurants, and shops.

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6) First Class Houseboat Studio

Canal Airbnb Amsterdam

Location: Jordaan

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15651912

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 Amsterdam canal through fully-opened sliding windows.

Located in the central Jordaan district, all of Amsterdam’s top attractions are within walking distance. Plenty of amazing shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment areas also sit right on its doorstep.

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7) Houseboat AquaView | NEW Amsterdam Airbnb

Unique Amsterdam Airbnbs

Location: Bickers Island

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Superhost

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4600067

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 central Amsterdam. 

Great food, nightlife, attractions, and entertainment are all within easy walking distance. 

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8) Authentic Amsterdam Hideout

Location: City Center

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11239298

Price: 98+ per night

In typical Dutch fashion, this 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.

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9) On the Waterfront

Location: Amsterdam North

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11857316

Price: 125+ per night

Just North of central Amsterdam, 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.

Amsterdam North is a quieter area, with the bustle of the City Center just a free, 5-minute ferry ride away.

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10) Designer Apartment

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Location: City Center

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26599069

Price: 249+ per night

Nestled amid a tangle of historic Amsterdam canals, this modern apartment is incredibly spacious and inviting. It’s a corner apartment, with plenty of windows, allowing for an abundance of natural light and stellar views of the city streets. 

Admire the surrounding classic Dutch architecture, with attractions like Leidseplein and Dam Square just a few-minute stroll away. It’s certainly one of the finest apartments in Amsterdam City Center. 

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11) Freedom on the Water

Charming Airbnbs in Amsterdam

Location: City Center

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/378523

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 Amsterdam, this houseboat is in a perfect location for exploring the city. The Red Light District, restaurants, cafes, bars, and a myriad of other attractions lie right on its doorstep.

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12) Boutique Luxury – Central & Quiet

Luxury Airbnb Apartment Amsterdam

Location: Vondelpark

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16350016

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.

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13) En-Suite Bed & Coffee Room in Historic Center

Stylish Airbnbs in Amsterdam

Location: Jordaan

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/771343

Price: 80+ per night

Jordaan is arguably the most attractive area to stay in during a trip to Amsterdam, 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.

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14) City Center Loft #4

Unique Stylish Airbnbs in Amsterdam

Location: Haarlemmerstraat

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/422044

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 apartment is surrounded by the life of Amsterdam, 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.

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15) Bright Design Apartment | Artful Stay

Bright Amsterdam Airbnb 2020

Location: Amsterdam Oud-West

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/731834

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 a spacious apartment in such a central location!

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16) Modern and Spacious Houseboat

Spacious Houseboat Amsterdam Airbnb

Location: Amsterdam Oud-West

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6867245

Price: 240+ per night

When it comes to houseboat Airbnbs in Amsterdam, 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 City Center is just a short walk away, along with many of the city’s most popular attractions, bars, shops, and restaurants. 

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17) Homey Bedroom, Balcony, and Basin

Airbnbs in Amsterdam

Location: City Center

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1297058

Price: 40+ per night

Finding cheap apartments in Amsterdam Central is no easy feat. But, there is a handful of central private rooms that offer incredible value. This is amongst the best of the lot. Located in the heart of the city, the room is around the corner from Amsterdam’s museums and the bustling historic center. 

The room is comfortable, Yan is a warmly welcoming host, and the sun terrace is stunning. 

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18) Room in a Charming Canal House

Location: City Center

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4743636

Price: 49+ per night

This sunny private room is another winning option for cheap accommodation in Amsterdam Central. Set in a guesthouse on Keizersgracht Street, it’s quiet yet close to all the action. The main attractions are an easy walk away, and there’s a tram stop practically on the doorstep.

It boasts stellar views over the Keizersgracht canal and a free breakfast is served daily.

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19) Vondelpark, Quiet Street, Two Bikes

Studio Apartment Airbnb Amsterdam

Location: Vondelpark

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1270575

Price: 60+ per night

When it comes to cheap apartments in Amsterdam, it’s rare to find an option as attractive as this one. Fully equipped, cozy, and comfortable, it’s located on the northwestern edge of Vondelpark. While it’s a bit further from the center than some others on this list, the apartment comes with two bikes! 

A 10-minute cycle through the splendor of Vondelpark will plant you right in the heart of Amsterdam, surrounded by it’s most prized attractions. 

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20) Private Attic Studio with Roof Terrace

Cheap Airbnbs in Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam North

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10432232

Price: 85+ per night

Clean, cozy, and stylish, this quaint attic studio is perfect for an affordable two-person stay in Amsterdam. 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.

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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 recommend! 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.”

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Am I Missing Any Fun, Unique, or Cheap Airbnbs in Amsterdam

While doing research for this article, we really did find so many amazing Airbnb rental properties and options in the city! So if you’ve visited Amsterdam 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 Airbnbs in Amsterdam

There are some pretty awesome rooms, lofts, boats, and apartments available in Amsterdam, that you could happily call home for the duration of your stay. I hope this list of the best in the city helps streamline your planning and sets you up for an unforgettable trip to Amsterdam.

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