Last Updated January 12, 2021 1/12/2021

15 Coolest Airbnbs in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is at the top of many people’s travel bucket lists because of the fun nightlife scene, fascinating cultural attractions, and scenic canals. One of the most authentic ways to get a taste of Amsterdam is to stay in a local Airbnb, and there are some excellent apartments, houses, and even houseboats to choose from. Here are some of the top Amsterdam Airbnbs to start dreaming of your next trip to the Netherlands.

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Spectacular Loft - Central & Quiet Bedroom at Spectacular Loft - Central & Quiet
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Bedroom at Spectacular Loft - Central & Quiet

Spectacular Loft - Central & Quiet

Couples and solo travelers enjoy staying in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with a kitchenette next to Vondelpark. Everything you want to see and do in the city is just five to 15 minutes away on foot. The apartment is on the third (top) floor of a historic building that dates back to 1882. It has a mix of old and new and a deluxe bathtub designed by a leading boat designer in Holland. Other features are central heating, fast Wi-Fi, a laundromat 100 meters away, and local stores in the neighborhood.

Luxury Canal Suite De Heren Bedroom at Luxury Canal Suite De Heren
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Bedroom at Luxury Canal Suite De Heren

Luxury Canal Suite De Heren

Another great private room option is this room in a townhouse that can sleep three guests on a double bed and sofa bed. It’s in the heart of the historic canals and near the Royal Palace, Anne Frank House, and Rijks and Van Gogh museums. Inside the suite, you’ll have a TV and Nespresso coffee machine. You’ll also have your own private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and scenic river views from the basement location. There are outside breakfast options within walking distance.

Modern Two-Floor Apartment with Spacious Garden Seating at Modern Two-Floor Apartment with Spacious Garden
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Seating at Modern Two-Floor Apartment with Spacious Garden

Modern Two-Floor Apartment with Spacious Garden

When you book this Airbnb, you’ll have this charming apartment in a nice neighborhood all to yourself for a relaxed stay in Amsterdam. It has a private garden and accommodations for four people. With two bedrooms and one bath, the apartment is accessible to the city center by bike or tram, while Westerpark is within walking distance. Families with kids stay here because there’s a pool and playground nearby. There are restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and supermarkets here for families too. Both bedrooms are in the basement, while the open kitchen and spacious living/dining area are on the ground floor. The host provides fresh linens and towels, as well as local maps and recommendations.

Private Studio on Spectacular Houseboat Bedroom in Private Studio on Spectacular Houseboat
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Bedroom in Private Studio on Spectacular Houseboat

Private Studio on Spectacular Houseboat

As a city on the water, many people choose to stay in a houseboat during their trips to Amsterdam. This is an ideal private room for a couple in a 35×6-meter houseboat where you can experience a slice of the good life on the water. The host couple lives on the other side of the boat, which is named Tasmania. You’ll have your own private space with a private entrance and en-suite bathroom here. Enjoy the private deck to watch the sunset and look up at the stars from bed. Your stay here includes 2 bikes, Wi-Fi, Netflix on TV, complimentary drinks and snacks, a basic kitchen with a small fridge, free parking, and other amenities. Scenes of a couple of movies were actually filmed on this boat!

Beautiful Waterside Apartment with Large Terrace Dining Area at Beautiful Waterside Apartment - Large Terrace
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Dining Area at Beautiful Waterside Apartment - Large Terrace

Beautiful Waterside Apartment with Large Terrace

Up to three guests can also stay in this condo that has two bedrooms and one bath in Amsterdam. This is a 90-square-meter apartment that’s peaceful and cozy. It has a penthouse vibe with high windows and no neighbors above or next to you. It’s bright and spacious with indoor bike storage space available. There is a resident cat that the hosts may ask you to share the apartment with during your stay. Sleeping arrangements are one king-size bed and one sofa bed, and there’s one bathroom for guest use too.

Amazing Canal Penthouse with Stunning Views Dining area at Amazing Canal Penthouse, Stunning Views
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Dining area at Amazing Canal Penthouse, Stunning Views

Amazing Canal Penthouse with Stunning Views

Consider renting this four-person apartment on Airbnb for a trendy and cool place to stay in Amsterdam. It has lots of natural light, high ceilings, and historic touches. Guests enjoy having all the comforts of home, such as a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, a heating system, and an eco-friendly environment. Stay here to have easy access to some of the best bars, shops, and restaurants in town. The Weesperplein metro stop is a seven-minute walk away to get you to the train and airport. And the Tram 4 Stadshouderskade stop is close by to get you to the Central Station. The space is on the fourth floor with no elevator, so be prepared to climb some stairs.

Houseboat Trijntje, Prinsengracht Water view - Houseboat Trijntje, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
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Water view - Houseboat Trijntje, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

Houseboat Trijntje, Prinsengracht

Another great houseboat for rent on Airbnb is this boat with a sun deck and priceless canal views. Onboard the boat, there is a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, Wi-Fi, cooking utilities, iron and ironing table, TV, and other amenities. There’s a garden outside next to the boat that guests can use as well. Bike rental is available around the corner, as well as a laundromat and supermarkets. The sleeping accommodations are one double bed, and there is a guest bathroom here too.

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Water view - Staycation – Private Boatstay on Idyllic Location

Private Boat Stay in Idyllic Location

For a private room in a boat option, you can also book this Airbnb for one or two people. It has a private sundeck and is a romantic neighborhood to enjoy. There’s a double bed with a rooftop window here and also a private bath. You’ll have a pleasant stay in this chill location away from the parties and tourist crowds. The host will advise you about how to properly use the boat toilet and not cause any need for repairs.

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Bedroom at Classy Basement 17th Century Canalhouse

Classy Basement 17th Century Canalhouse

For your stay in Amsterdam, there’s also this private room for one or two people that has a fridge and microwave (but not a full kitchen). The space has a double-size bed, a private bathroom adjacent to the bedroom, and four large radiators for heat. Access to the rental unit is through the house’s front door and then through a door down the hall that descends into the basement. The list of amenities here includes laundry machine access, Wi-Fi, cable TV, iron, hairdryer, and a laptop-friendly workspace.

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View of Unique Ship in the Center of Amsterdam

Unique Ship in the Center of Amsterdam

We also love this room in a boat for rent for a couple or solo traveler because of how unique and cozy it is. The boat is in a quiet neighborhood with bars and restaurants in the surrounding area. It used to be a cargo ship that was built in 1904 and has historic original details. There’s a nice terrace on top of the boat to enjoy nice weather, as well as free Wi-Fi, TV, and a private bathroom with a shower and separate toilet. The 20-square-meter space has its own private entrance as well.

19th-Century Townhouse, Downtown Jordaan Area Bedroom at 19th-Century Townhouse, Downtown Jordaan Area
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Bedroom at 19th-Century Townhouse, Downtown Jordaan Area

19th-Century Townhouse, Downtown Jordaan Area

If being in a townhouse is more your style, consider this townhouse in the middle of the canal belt. You can walk to all the city attractions from here while enjoying a quiet residential vibe. The house dates back to 1892 and is divided into four floors. There’s a king-size bed in the master bedroom, a bathroom with a bath and shower, two toilets, and an open kitchen. The space also has a private patio and living room with an antique Delft Blue fireplace.

Houseboat Nova with Free Bikes Water view - Houseboat Nova 80m2 + Free Bikes
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Water view - Houseboat Nova 80m2 + Free Bikes

Houseboat Nova with Free Bikes

For a larger group of up to four people, you can rent this houseboat that has two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Not only do you get to live on the water during your stay, but you’ll also have access to four bikes and free coffee, linens, and towels. This boat is near the Olympic Stadium and also the lake and forest. There’s a full kitchen here and also a spacious roof terrace, parking options, free Wi-Fi, and kid-friendly features like a baby chair and child seat for one of the bikes.

Exclusive Penthouse with River View Bedroom at Central, Exclusive Penthouse with River View
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Bedroom at Central, Exclusive Penthouse with River View

Exclusive Penthouse with River View

Up to four people can stay in this rental apartment that is a 45-square-meter penthouse filled with natural light. It has a full kitchen and balcony with a view of the river. Sleeping accommodations are a double bed and double sofa bed. Weekly housekeeping is provided for stays of seven or more nights. You’ll be on a quiet street next to the Central Railway Station here in a building with 28 designer apartments. The canals, restaurants, and shops are just steps away. Children are welcome here and kids under three can stay for free.

Canal House in Center with Bike, Sauna & Parking Bedroom at Canal house in Center+ Bike + Sauna + Parking Option
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Bedroom at Canal house in Center+ Bike + Sauna + Parking Option

Canal House in Center with Bike, Sauna & Parking

You’ll be in the city center at picturesque Prinsengracht when you stay at this canal house and have easy access to museums and shops. You can get to Vondelpark, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House within a 10-minute walk. Also, the host provides two bikes to use for free here. Breakfast is not provided but there are supermarkets and restaurants around the corner. Parking options are available for an extra fee. There’s a washer and dryer in the building for laundry, as well as a hot tub, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, bathroom essentials, and other convenient amenities.

Living in Amsterdam, Private Room Seating at Private Room - CS area
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Seating at Private Room - CS area

Living in Amsterdam, Private Room

Private room options are quite popular for stays in Amsterdam, including this one for up to two guests who want to experience Amsterdam like a local. It is close to Amsterdam Central Station and has a free ferry to here 24/7. Other features are a balcony, Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, and laundry machines. The host stays in the second bedroom onsite, and the apartment is on the first floor. Guests enjoy the open kitchen and balcony with a lovely view. The toilet and shower room are separate spaces. Within a few minutes of walking, you can get to several coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, and supermarkets. The EYE Museum and Amsterdam Toren lookout tower are nearby too.

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