Book well ahead for weekends and in summer.
It’s worth paying a bit extra for something
central so you can enjoy the nightlife without
resorting to night buses or taxis.
Many lodgings in the capital city, Amsterdam, cater specifically to party
animals, with flowing booze, pot smoking and
general mayhem around the clock. Others parts of the country
exude old-world charm. Any hotel with more than 20
rooms is considered large, and many rooms
are on the snug side. Note that wi-fi is nearly
universal, but air-conditioning and lifts are not.
Prepare to carry your luggage up steep stair-
cases, or else request a lower-floor room.