More and more travelers are opting for short-stay apartments over hotels these days, as they search for accommodations with more character, privacy and value. I happen to prefer apartment stays if I'm going to be in a city for three or more nights, which is usually the minimum requirement for rentals. Thinking about renting an apartment in Amsterdam? Here are the reasons you should.
1) A Feel for Local Life
An apartment stay will give you an idea of how (and where) Amsterdammers live, something most hotels just can't deliver. And who wouldn't prefer a unique space with loads more character than the box of beds that is a typical hotel room?
2) Space and Privacy
Many apartments offer a some outdoor space, whether a cozy private garden, a balcony or a rooftop terrace perfect for unwinding away from the city buzz. And let's face it: with space comes privacy, which means you can have breakfast in your pajamas wherever you'd like.
Where to Rent an Apartment in AmsterdamI recommend Your Amsterdam Housing from personal experience. Owned by lifelong Amsterdammers with a passion for renovating beautiful but previously neglected buildings, most of their apartments are in the Jordaan area and on canals.
Unlike companies that merely represent several owners, Your Amsterdam Housing owns all of their properties. The result is a keen knowledge of each apartment and personal, genuine service. They truly want visitors to enjoy Amsterdam and their stylishly decorated apartments. Prices range from € 90 to € 220 per night (tax included). All rentals include a full kitchen, washer/dryer, wireless internet access and free airport pick-up service.