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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€100
  • Dorm bed €25–50
  • Supermarkets and lunchtime specials for food €20
  • Boom Chicago late-night show ticket €14
  • GVB transit day pass €7.50
Midrange
€100–250
  • Double room €150
  • Three-course dinner in casual restaurant €35
  • Concertgebouw ticket €40
  • Canal Bus day pass €23
Top end (more than)
€250
  • Four-star hotel double room €250
  • Five-course dinner in top restaurant €60
  • Private canal boat rental for two hours €90

ATMs widely available. Credit cards accepted in most hotels but not all restaurants. Non-European credit cards are sometimes rejected.

Tipping

  • Bars Not expected.

  • Hotels €1 to €2 per bag for porters; not typical for cleaning staff.

  • Restaurants Leave 5% to 10% for a cafe snack (if your bill comes to €9.50, you might round up to €10), 10% or so for a restaurant meal.

  • Taxis Tip 5% to 10%, or round up to the nearest euro.