A daily budget guide on how much it cost to travel in Amsterdam including price of food, accommodation and transportation in the city.



I love Amsterdam. It’s the first city in Europe I visited so it holds a special place in my heart. Like me, you’re probably curious how much a trip to Amsterdam costs. I’ve detailed prices below for your reference. I just came back from Amsterdam last June 2017 so I have updated this guide!


Amsterdam Travel Budget


Accommodation Cost

Hostels are around €20-€40 per night. It’s usually very expensive during the summer so you should definitely book in advance. Some of the best hostels are fully booked way in advance. The best hostels in Amsterdam are St Christopher’s at The Winston, The Bulldog and Flying Pig Downtown. Check out latest prices via Hostelworld.

Airbnb is also a good choice specially if you’re a group and you can rent an entire flat in some of the best neighborhoods in Amsterdam. I’d choose an Airnbnb somewhere in De Pijp or Jordaan, two of my favorite neighborhoods! Click here to get FREE €30 on your first night.

Budget hotels are around €80-€150 per night. Here are my favorite 10 best budget hotels in Amsterdam


Food Cost

A typical meal for lunch or dinner will cost around €10-€25 depending on where you eat. Sandwiches are around €4-€7. If you’re staying in a hostel or hotel, they’ll usually have breakfast included. The Netherlands is not really known for its cuisine so most of the restaurants you will find are offering international cuisine. If you’re a foodie you’ll love eating in Amsterdam.


Transportation Cost

Below are the prices for transportation within Amsterdam. You can easily buy these tickets in many points all over the city.

Single Ticket (valid for 1 hour): €2.80

Unlimited Tickets:

  • 24 hours (1 day)       €  7.50
  • 48 hours (2 days)     € 12.00
  • 72 hours (3 days)     € 16.50
  • 96 hours (4 days)     € 21.00
  • 120 hours (5 days)   € 26.00
  • 144 hours (6 days)   € 29.50
  • 168 hours (7 days)   € 32.00

Bike Rental: €3-€10/day

Train Between Airport and City Center: €5

Taxi Between Airport and City Center: €37-50

If you’re a museum freak, get the museum pass which costs €39.95 for adults and €19.95 for youngsters up to 18 years of age. It’s a valid for one year and you can go to 34 museums in Amsterdam.

For cheap drinking try Brouwerij ‘t IJ, the windmill brewery. More options can be found in this Amsterdam essential guide I wrote. It’s full of information about invading ‘dam on the cheap.


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7 Responses to “How much does it cost to travel in Amsterdam for 3 days?” Subscribe

  1. errick June 8, 2013 at 9:13 PM #

    very informative. thanks mate. i will be travelling solo to amsterdam in sep-13, will be staying in a hostel. what do u think about pubcrawling?

    • DJ Yabis June 9, 2013 at 6:22 AM #

      youre welcome errick. can be fun if youre alone coz you meet people but I havent tried the one in amsterdam yet ;P do let me know if its any fun!

  2. C July 19, 2012 at 6:02 PM #

    Hi! This is excellent! Thank you! Just wondered if you could give me a rough idea on taxi prices i.e. how much would it cost to get a taxi from the airport to Dam Square?? Thank you 🙂 C

    • DJ Yabis July 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM #

      Hey Calley, I don’t really recommend taking the taxi from the airport to the city center coz there are direct trains for 14 minutes connecting the two for only 3.80 euros. But if you really want to take a taxi, this website: http://www.taxi.nl/ quotes it for 48.50 euros for a 4-person car.

      Have fun in your trip!

  3. Nelly Samsuddin June 3, 2012 at 9:22 AM #

    hey, thanks for your great effort! i’d really appreciate this!
    it helps me a lot in calculating budget for my 2nd Euro Trip!

    • DJ Yabis June 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM #

      Hi Nelly, You’re welcome! I’m happy that it helped you in budgeting your trip. Let me know if you have more questions.


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