It is amazing to know how much one can do in Amsterdam on a low budget. The start of an exploring, busy day starts with a fantastic breakfast. Go to our partner, Ron Verboom, to grab a delicious sandwich or pastry with an awaking coffee and fresh juice, all with 10% discount as an easyHotel guest.
Start your activities by exploring our neighborhood, the Pijp, where ofcourse a stroll along Amsterdams’ most famous market, the Albert Cuypmarket cannot be missed. While you are shopping, spoile yourself by trying one of Amsterdams specialties; a fresh, warm and sticky stroopwafel, a cookie that everyone loves.
Continue your walk from the Pijp to the Museumdistrict, where you can take a picture of yourself on top of the I Amsterdam sign. Explore the free gardens of the Rijksmuseum and continue your walk underneath the Rijksmuseum to stroll further along the spiegelgracht while enjoying the spectacular views the houses and canals have to offer.
Head direction Central Station where you get on the free ferry to NDSMwerf to escape hectic city life. Walk around the upcoming areas to find your way back to to the city center.
By now it is most definitely time for some ”lunch on a budget”. You can find some budget restaurants throughout the alleys of the big streets, such as Bakkerij Bart, La Place, or any of the smaller Italian restaurants.
With a full belly you have plenty of energy to discover the other free hidden places Amsterdam has to offer. Hereby you can make a selection from the public library, which also gives a lovely view over the city.
History fans make ahead to Begijnhof. As the name suggests Begijnhof was originally a beguinage. Begijnhof is a tranquil oasis filled with historic building in the bustling city centre of Amsterdam.
Jewelery lovers may go to Gasson Diamonds close to waterlooplein, where free tours are offered throughout the whole day.
Or if you are interested in the former inhabitants of Amsterdam, you are able to enter the city archives for free, where you an indulge yourself with lots of information about Rembrandt van Rijn, Anne Frank, Johan Cruijff and Theo van Gogh.
For an affordable dinner you go to one of the many cheap ‘student’restaurants such as ‘t Pakhuis (nearby Begijnhof), Bazar (de Pijp), Villa Nieuwmarkt (city centre) or the budget steakhouses/pizzeria’s.
And to finish your day full of budget fun, you treat yourself to a local beer, brewed by brewery ‘t IJ located inside a windmill.