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Staying in Amsterdam

January is a fairly quiet month in Amsterdam in terms of visitors. That offers quite a few options in terms of accommodation. Below is a list of hotels with which we have had positive experiences, varying in price and distance from the Waag/Fablab. What can also be beneficial is if you share an airbnb with several people. Always check the distance by public transport: some places just outside Amsterdam (especially to the north) are good and quickly accessible until midnight (all night on Friday and Saturday). Use 9292 (public transport) for this.

We’ve selected charming hotels with a personal touch in various price categories. Our previous guests have had a nice experience here:

Bunk Hotel

New arti budget hotel (former Church!)in Amsterdam North, 10 min walk and 5 min ferry away to the Waag Building.

Hagedoornplein 2

+31 88 69 69 869

Bunk Hotel Amsterdam


High end, hip, design. East of the centre in trendy area, 2 metrostops to the Waag building.

Wibautstraat 150

1091 GR Amsterdam

+31 20 261 2100


Sir Adam

High end, new design hotel, amazing views with mid-range prices. Located on the North bank of the river, 5 mins by ferry followed by 1 metrostop to the Waag building.

Overhoeksplein 1

1031 KS Amsterdam

+31 20 215 9500

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The Social hub - Amsterdam City

Mid-range, fresh design hotel. Located at the east of the centre in a trendy area, 2 metrostops to the Waag building.

Wibautstraat 129

1091 GL Amsterdam

+31 20 214 9999

The Social hub

RHO Hotel

Mid-range, traditional 3***, In the heart of the city centre, 5-10 min walk to the Waag building.

Nes 49

1012 KC Amsterdam

  • 31 20 620 7371

RHO Hotel

Hotel V city centre

High-end, trendy city centre hotel at 5-10 minutes walking distance away from Waag.

Nes 49

1012 KD Amsterdam

  • 31 20 662 32 33

Hotel V

Hotel The Exchange: fashion hotel in Amsterdam centre

Mid-range, trendy and in the heart of the city centre, 5 min walk to the Waag building.

Damrak 50

1012 LL Amsterdam

+31 20 523 0080

Hotel The Exchange

Generator Hostel

Budget hostel and yet hip, in former zoology building. Located in the east of the centre, close to the zoo, 15 mins by tram to the venue.

Mauritskade 57 1092 AD Amsterdam +31 20 708 5600

Generator Hostel

StayOkay Vondelpark

Budget option, yet clean and value for money. They also offer private rooms. They have a location next to Amsterdam's most famous city park ‘het Vondelpark’ 30 minutes away from Waag with public transport.

Zandstraat 5 1054 GA Amsterdam

+31(0)20 589 89 96

stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

Their other location is located in Amsterdam Center 5 minutes away from Waag with foot.

Kloveniersburgwal 97 1011 KB Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 624 68 32