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Top Booking Tips

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We’ve partnered up with Booking.com to help you find the perfect accommodation for your budget and travel needs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be unsure what to consider before making a booking, so we've made a checklist to help you find the stay that's right for you.

1. Find out about a property’s health and safety measures

Many properties' pages on Booking.com now provide more in-depth details on the specific health and safety measures they have in place. This includes information about physical distancing measures and the type of cleaning regime the property has implemented. These details are presented in a clear and consistent format so you can easily compare them. You can also check each property's overall cleanliness review score, based on previous guests' experiences.

2. Check the accommodation's cancellation policy

Many properties offer refundable booking options. Click on the respective policy on the property page to find out more – it’s worth reading the small print. This is also where Booking.com provides details about the risk you may be taking in booking non-refundable or partially refundable reservations.

3. Choose the type of accommodation you're most comfortable with

Whether you’re happy staying in a hostel, keen to book a hotel room or looking for a whole home, Booking.com has the right filters in place to facilitate your search. Also check our budget guide below to see which types of accommodation are available in each host city.

4. Consider check-in policies and additional costs

Before booking, be sure to read up on the accommodation’s policy – simply scroll to the ‘House rules’ at the bottom of the individual accommodation descriptions on Booking.com’s website.

  • Adding an extra guest to your accommodation may result in additional costs. Be sure to know the final number of people staying before you confirm your booking.
  • For smooth travels, be aware of your accommodation’s check-in and check-out policies. You may also be eligible for a late check-out if you’re a member of Booking.com’s loyalty programme, Genius.
  • Room prices may vary depending on city/VAT taxes. Extra bedding, towels, accommodation activities and facilities may also occur additional costs.
  • Double check if your accommodation properties accept credit cards, require a deposit or an upfront payment.

5. Don't be afraid to ask for help

Still need more information? If you’re using Booking.com, they have an extensive COVID-19 FAQ section as well as a COVID-19 resource page. And their customer service team is available 24/7 to answer any questions.

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80463960 - amsterdam city skyline at canal waterfront, amsterdam, netherlands

Budget my trip

Amsterdam is not the cheapest destination, but you can still get a good bargain if you book early and consider staying in the outer areas of the city. Because Amsterdam is comparatively small and has an excellent public transport network, you can get to the centre in no time.

🛏️ Price / night*:

  • Hostels: from €24 / night
  • Hotels: from €95 / night
  • Apartments: from €120 / night
  • Luxury hotels: from €300 / night

*Please note that rates may increase closer to the tournament. Book early for the best deals.

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We’ve partnered up with Booking.com to help you find the perfect accommodation for your budget and travel needs.

💰 Hostels

For anyone wanting to watch a match on a budget, hostels are a great option. Booking.com has over 40 flexible and affordable hostels in Amsterdam. Many of these host social events around the football if you’re looking to celebrate with other fans, as it's safe to do so.

💰💰 Hotels

When it comes to value-for-money accommodation for EURO, you may like to consider hotels in the suburbs of the city. Booking.com lists almost 150 three-star hotels in Amsterdam. Just pick the perfect location for you in our location guide below, book and then simply check in to kick off your adventure.

💰💰 Rental Apartments

Whether you’re travelling with a group of mates, the whole family, a partner or going solo, staying at a rental apartment in Amsterdam is an ideal way to feel at home before and after your match.

💰💰💰 Luxury 5-star hotels

There’s a quiet but compelling elegance about Amsterdam that’s best explored by staying in one of the 25 five-star luxury retreats available on Booking.com.

Location Guide

Every area of Amsterdam will hold its own appeal for travelling football fans, so we’ve broken down the city into five main options for where to stay and why.

🏟️ Close to the stadium

For those who want the ease of staying close to the stadium, head to Amsterdam-Zuidoost. Booking.com travellers have endorsed this area for its convenient public transport links – ideal if you want to explore the rest of the city before and after the match. You’ll also find the city’s largest cinema here, alongside restaurants specialising in many delicious cuisines – from African fufu to Japanese sushi.

The journey from Amsterdam-Zuidoost to Johan Cruijff ArenA takes approximately 30 minutes by public transport.

📸 Close to the city’s attractions

Amsterdam is a charming city full of 17th-century gabled architecture, picture-perfect canals and a flurry of cyclists. For those wanting to be in the middle of the city’s main attractions, stay in Amsterdam’s city centre where you’ll discover the Anne Frank Huis, Dam Square and Bloemenmarkt. Booking.com has more than 818 properties located in this area, so the choice is all yours.

The journey from Amsterdam’s City Centre to the stadium takes approximately 25 minutes by public transport.

🎉 Close to nightlife

If revelling in Amsterdam’s UEFA EURO 2020 celebrations is high up on your agenda, then be sure to stay in the Pijp, Amsterdam-Zuid area. Booking.com travellers have endorsed this district as the best place for a night out if the health situation allows, with countless bars and restaurants.

The journey from de Pijp to the stadium takes approximately 25 minutes by public transport.

✈️ Close to the airport

If convenience is what you’re after, then stay close to the airport in Zuidoost. This neighbourhood is not only close to the stadium, but also has plenty of public transport connections, so you’ll be able to travel anywhere in Amsterdam with ease. If you’re looking to make a quick getaway after the game, visit Booking.com to see all properties in Zuidoost.

The journey from Zuidoost to the stadium takes approximately 30 minutes by public transport.

👪 For families

For families looking to relax on non-matchdays, stay in Amsterdam’s West, a residential district that has been highly endorsed as family-friendly by Booking.com travellers. Here you’ll find things to do that will keep everyone from toddlers and teenagers entertained, from cycling around Vondelpark and trying local Dutch specialities like bitterballen at child-friendly cafés to exploring the covered street food market, FoodHallen.

The journey from West to Johan Cruijff ArenA takes approximately 40 minutes by public transport.

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