Canalside Slumbers: 6 of the Best Airbnbs in Central Amsterdam

Find the perfect place to bed down in Amsterdam’s historic centre

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Amsterdam is world famous for its beautiful architecture and welcoming hospitality. Make the most of both by booking a stay in one of these top rated Airbnbs. From cosyΒ lofts to waterside retreats, there’s something to suit every Amsterdam explorer.Β 

1. Dutch Golden Age Apartment

Step back into the Amsterdam of Rembrandt in this historic canalside house. While the building dates back to 1608, this cosy room offers all the modern luxuries, including a laptop-friendly workspace. The raised seating area provides uninterrupted views of the Singel Canal, which runs through the oldest part of Amsterdam. There’s no kitchen here, but Amsterdam’s excellent eateries are right on your doorstep. The highly instagrammable exterior is an added bonus.
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Interior of the apartment2. Stairway to Heaven

One of the quirkier features of Amsterdam’s old architecture are the narrow, twisty stairs of their houses. Squeezing up this set however will reward you with a stunning city centre hideaway. Located in the trendy neighbourhood next to the Foodhallen market, this apartment is the perfect base for sightseeing foodies. The 19th century house has been given a sleek modern makeover, and your room includes a dedicated workspace. Perfect for the solo traveller or couple, this airy space combines the best of old and new Amsterdam.
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bedroom of the apartment3. Ship Shape

Get to know Amsterdam’s historic canals in this quirky Airbnb. This recently refurbished boat is located on a quiet stretch of water hidden within the city centre. There’s original features galore, including portholes and a wheelhouse seating area. A small kitchen is the perfect place to cook up some post-sightseeing treats, but the boat is located close to many cafes and restaurants too. Whether it’s watching the world go by on the deck or cosying up in the cabin, this Airbnb offers a ship shape stay.
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deck of the boat4. Loft Life

Mix the modern and traditional in this light-filled apartment. This airy room is actually two-in-one. A β€˜vide,’ a typical Dutch feature of an extra floor within a room, provides a mezzanine style bed accessed by a ladder. The building itself has an impressive history. Once the National Navy school, it has played host to the Dutch King Willem I and Napoleon Bonaparte. Original 18th century features are joined by all the mod cons, including a small kitchenette and sleek furniture.
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sitting area of the apartment

5. Coachman’s House

This secluded top-floor room is the perfect couple’s retreat. Luxury is the keyword in this apartment. A king size bed, made to measure furniture, and freestanding stone bathtub are the real draws. It’s also located just a short walk from the bustling bars and restaurants of the city centre, as well as all the major attractions. A stay here guarantees comfort and convenience, mixed in with a touch of the high life.
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bathroom in the apartment

6. Canalside Retreat

This idyllic boathouse offers a front row seat to Amsterdam’s waterways. Located in a tranquil corner of the city centre, this Airbnb is ideal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle without leaving the city. A log burner is sure to keep you cosy in the winter, while a large sunny deck is perfect for summer evenings. Cook up a storm in the kitchen, or head out to one of the local restaurants to sample the best of Amsterdam’s cuisine. Bikes are also available to let you explore Amsterdam like a local.
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sitting area in the boathouse

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