Although the city never sleeps, there are plenty of cheap hotels in Amsterdam that allow you to enjoy its astounding nightlife. Whether it's an intimate dinner or partying with friends until 5am, Amsterdam has it all. The city is legendary for its live music and in particular, it enjoys plenty in the way of Jazz. The Bimhuis is considered to be one of the world's best jazz venues and offers visitors a great atmosphere with both Dutch and international artists impressing night after night. There are a variety of trendy cafes, laid back lounge bars and vibrant night clubs in the city that attract crowds of tourists year-round. There are also many theatres, cinemas and casinos that bring a variety of performances from dance groups, comedians and orchestras. When it comes to dining out, Amsterdam is a cultural and culinary feast packed full of cafes and restaurants specialising in every type of cuisine.
Shopping in Amsterdam
The two main shopping streets are the Kalverstraat and the Leidsestraat. The Leidsestraat has more exclusive shops such as Karen Millen, Paul Warmer and Shoebaloo whereas the Kalverstraat is home to all the shops you would expect in a large city like H&M, Zara and Miss Sixty. The Nine Streets, known as De Negan Straatjes, in the heart of the canal district is one of the city's premier shopping areas. The pretty streets are full of designer boutiques, jewellers, gift shops, art galleries and a number of cafes and restaurants. With an outstanding mix of styles, trends and prices, this area is perfect if you want to indulge in a bit of retail therapy. Staying in cheap hotels in Amsterdam also puts you within a short distance of the Maison de Bonneterie, an upscale department store on the Kalverstraat with labels such as Armani Jeans, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and Hugo Boss. The largest department store chain in the Netherlands, offers easy and affordable shopping.
Cheap Hotels in Amsterdam and Festivals
Throughout the year, Amsterdam plays host to a number of exciting events and festivals. Staying in cheap hotels in Amsterdam gives you easy access to the city's parks, squares and the famous canals, from which the festivals take place. From classical and cutting edge music, contemporary dance and theatre to film and fashion, there is something for all festival lovers during the summer and winter months. In the summer months, visitors can enjoy the Amsterdam Roots Festival and Holland Festival as well as plenty of open-air concerts. The winter months bring film festivals and big Christmas celebrations as well as New Year parties. There are plenty of cheap hotels in Amsterdam so you can plan your festival well in advance.