Staying Like A Local In Amsterdam.

Recently Wimdu invited us to stay at one of the apartments listed on their site while in Amsterdam – which turned out to be a great alternative to the many overpriced and lousy hotels that are scattered over the city.

While searching the website we found an amazing apartment close to Westerpark, an area we had yet to explore, and one that many tourists miss out on.

The pictures on Wimdu looked really nice, and with 90 square meters and amenities like a jacuzzi, dining room and a beautiful balcony, the apartment offered more than we needed!

Just as arranged on Wimdu, the host welcomed us into his apartment, which was located in a really nice neighborhood with views over a canal, and just a quick walk to many of the most beautiful parts of the city.

Westerpark was packed with people enjoying the warmest days of summer, the beautiful Jordaan area was just minutes away, and there were some really nice local bars and cafes around the area.

From contacting the host, to booking the apartment and actually meeting our host in person, everything went very smoothly with Wimdu.

If this huge apartment was an actual hotel suite, the price would have been way above a normal travelers budget – so it’s pretty amazing how much more you get for your money, and the possibility to cook your own food definitely brings down the costs.

In case you didn’t know - Wimdu is a booking site where people rent out their spaces (whether it’s an apartment, room, house etc) to travelers visiting their town.

Some people only rent out a room in their home, others entire houses and apartments, and the result is a more local stay and higher quality of accommodation for a lower price than normal hotels – you contact the host through Wimdu and book your stay through the website.

Once you have booked your stay you get all the information you need about the exact location, the key-handover and other important things you need to know – our experience was great, so we would definitely recommend using them for your next holiday!

Disclaimer: Our stay with Wimdu was sponsored, however, our opinions are – as always, our own.

4 Responses to Staying Like A Local In Amsterdam.

  1. Ada (new york) August 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Great photos of the apartment. I love being able to stay in an apartment when on vaca … feel ‘homey’. I’m bookmarking Wimdu :)

  2. Dan August 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Hey, great blog! Do you have any advice for mine, or on getting more followers? We’re at undiscoveredplaces.org. Thank you very much, love the content :)

  3. Elaine August 30, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    We just visited 6 cities in Europe (including Amsterdam), ans used wimdu to book 6 different apartments. It was awesome!way cheaper than hotels and we truly felt like locals. I highly recommend it!

  4. creative nomad September 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    I had never heard of this site, sounds like a great idea!