How to holiday in Amsterdam without breaking the bank

I’m a bit of a seasoned traveler, constantly scouring the web for cheap flights and deals to get me out of England. My all time favorite place to visit for a long weekend has to be Amsterdam! There’s something for everyone there; Great food, nightlife, museums, bomb weed and even a red light district, full of girls ready and willing to tickle your pickle (if that’s your deal).


Now I’m not going to lie to you, Amsterdam is bloody expensive. There are a few tricks I’ve learned which could help you get a better deal on flights and accommodation.

Skyscanner is my bae

I only use one website when looking for flights and that’s Skyscanner. Skyscanner compares hundreds, if not thousands of airlines to find you the best deal. I usually search flights from every UK airport, departing and returning in the cheapest month. Screen Shot 2017-09-02 at 11.06.08

You will find that flying from Luton on the 24/09/17 and returning on the 27/09/17 will only cost you £46! I’ve found prices before starting from just £30, so it’s really worth keeping your eyes peeled.

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Don’t stop in a rundown rathole

This one seems pretty obvious but the cheaper hotels you find on hotel comparison sites are often disgusting. I’m far too precious to pay £70 a night to stop in some rat infested shithole and you should be too!

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Since discovering Airbnb my travels have definitely taken a turn for the better. Instead of stopping in a shitty hotel or even worse a hostel (shudder), you can now stop in some amazing properties for less than a hotel would cost! Take this property for example:


This little number will set you back £201, which if you share with a buddy is only £100.50 each. That means you can visit with a friend for just £146.50 each. Bargain!

Smoking the devil’s lettuce?

Finally, if you are going to be 4/20 blazing it, make sure you roll your own spliffs. Avoid buying pre-rolled joints as this often works out as more expensive. If you don’t know how to roll a joint, I suggest you learn as it’s not hard (or you could buy a pipe). Try to avoid the super touristy coffeeshops as they tend to charge more.

I would definitely suggest you visit Grey Area(my favorite coffeeshop)! They sell some of the most beautiful weed in Amsterdam at really decent prices. They are cannabis cup winners and the staff are really knowledgeable and friendly. Make sure if you go that you try the White Fire OG, it’s a classic smooth kush which only costs €16 a gram!


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