I recently spent a long weekend in Amsterdam, and since it’s probably one of the more expensive countries I’ve visited this year (besides Sweden and Denmark) I decided to take a detailed look at my spending during my three days in the city of red lights.
Nights spent: 3
Flight: $305 (Norwegian)
Transit to and from airports: $62.50 (Train/Subway/Sprinter)
Hostel: $114.38 (Flying Pig Downtown) / ~$38 per night
Museums/Tours: $41.07 (entrance fees/tips)
Total minus flights: $431.89
Overall, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had initially thought it would be, nowhere near as bad as Sweden and Denmark. Plus, I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention to any sort of budget. I had the option to use the hostel kitchen for some meals, but since I was with a friend, we were just enjoying ourselves, exploring, and ya know, girls just want to have fun! The one thing I was not expecting in terms of price was the cheap alcohol. At out hostel tequila shots were only €2 and mixed drinks at a bar we went to was only €6, it was the weirdest thing! I went in thinking I would be spending double that on booze, so it was a nice surprise for us.