Amstelveen

Travel Guide

Looking for a nice mix of city and countryside? Visit Amstelveen and discover the best of both worlds!

Stay in Amstelveen and take advantage of the proximity of nature and the great city of Amsterdam! You can go for a walk in the woods in the morning and shopping in Kalverstraat in the afternoon. What more could you ask for?

In the 13th century, Amstelveen was nothing more than a small fen harvesting village. A city centre developed around the first church that was built in 1278 and Amstelveen grew into a modest village. Later, in de 17th and 18th centuries, it became a popular destination with rich Amsterdamers who hired cottages so they could enjoy the countryside.

It’s still easy to travel between Amstelveen and Amsterdam. You can take the bus or tram straight into the heart of Amsterdam. Get off at Museumplein and visit the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, go to a performance at the Concertgebouw or shop in the famous P.C. Hoofdstraat.

But there's also plenty to do in Amstelveen, such as the impressive Stadshartplein, with its huge shopping mall. The countryside still attracts a lot of people to Amstelveen. Spend a day in the Amsterdamse Bos, explore Groengebied Amstelland or hire a bicycle and follow the route through the Groene AS, which takes you through the beautiful nature reserve de Middelpolder.

Amstelveen is one of the greenest municipalities in the Netherlands, so do take some time to explore it! You can go cycling, bird watching, walking and sailing. You can get there by bus if you're travelling around the Netherlands by public transport or even walk from the city centre. If you're travelling by car, you can park it on the street or in one of the parking garages.

Amstelveen is to the southwest of Amsterdam and easy to reach by car. If you're travelling by public transport, a bus or tram 5 from Amsterdam Central Station will get you there. Amstelveen does not have a train station.

Visit the diverse town of Amstelveen. Whether you stay for a week or just a few days, you'll find more than enough to do.

Where to stay in Amstelveen

Hotel Café Restaurant Abina
Hotel Café Restaurant Abina
2 out of 5
Amsterdamseweg 193, Amstelveen
The price is £59 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Situated in Amstelveen, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Amsterdamse Bos and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Olympic Stadium. Cobra Museum of Modern Art and VU University ...
3.2/5 (114 reviews)
My favorite place in Amsterdam
"Greeted by the wonderful people of this 20 year old hotel/restaurants they have been very kind and good to me. It is my favorite place in Amsterdam ❤"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Hotel Café Restaurant Abina
Radisson Hotel & Suites Amsterdam South
Radisson Hotel & Suites Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
14 Professor W.H. Keesomlaan, Amstelveen
The price is £61 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Situated in Amstelveen, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Amsterdamse Bos and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Amstelpark. Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (35 reviews)
"The hotel is conveniently located and in a quiet area. A short drive/uber ride (less than 20 min) to the airport. Helpful staff, a nice restaurant and a great breakfast included, worth choosing as an add on to the room! Clean and well stocked, and nice kitchenette for the longer stay traveler."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Radisson Hotel & Suites Amsterdam South
Adagio Amsterdam City South
Adagio Amsterdam City South
3.5 out of 5
Professor J H Bavinckln 5, Amstelveen, NL
The price is £75 per night from 24 Feb to 25 Feb
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Amsterdamse Bos and within 3 miles (5 km) of RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (333 reviews)
"The property is great, very quiet, easy access to several supermarkets and good restaurants The only negative thing is the wifi needs signing in everyday, and sometime id down or "not safe", as classified by google security"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2021

Adagio Amsterdam City South
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cityden Up Amsterdam South
Cityden Up Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
Professor J.H. Bavincklaan 3, Amstelveen
The price is £71 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Amsterdamse Bos, Wagener Stadium and Amstelpark. RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (705 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was nice, spacious and quiet. It has lovely duvet bedding and a well equiped kitchen (I loved the Nespresso machine). The bathroom was also quite big and I enjoyed the nice smelling handsoap and bodywash / shampoo. Very convenient were the washing ..."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Cityden Up Amsterdam South
Adagio Amsterdam City South
Adagio Amsterdam City South
3.5 out of 5
Professor J H Bavinckln 5, Amstelveen, NL
The price is £75 per night from 24 Feb to 25 Feb
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Amsterdamse Bos and within 3 miles (5 km) of RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (333 reviews)
"The property is great, very quiet, easy access to several supermarkets and good restaurants The only negative thing is the wifi needs signing in everyday, and sometime id down or "not safe", as classified by google security"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2021

Adagio Amsterdam City South
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
4 out of 5
Stroombaan 1, Amstelveen
The price is £75 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in Stadshart, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Amsterdamse Bos, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Johan Cruyff Arena and Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (309 reviews)
"Nice hotel, near public transport and shopping. Very welcoming staff and room was very clean"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2021

Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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