Prices in Amsterdam

by Tanja
Amsterdam Leidseplein

What’s up with the prices in Amsterdam in 2020? How much costs a holiday to Amsterdam? A beer on a nice terrace in Amsterdam costs around € 3,00, a glass of wine is € 4,50. In Amsterdam, dinner with a bottle of wine will set you back at least € 40 per person.

In this article, you will find a list of prices of drinks, food, cigarettes and weed etc. in Amsterdam in 2020. Prices are average. Prices in Amsterdam depend on location, style and quality of the food. The more central the location, the more expensive Amsterdam can be.

Prices of Food & Drinks in Amsterdam 2019


Prices beer Amsterdam
Prices of beer on tap in Amsterdam.
  • € 10,- – Pornstar Margarita Cocktail at Calle Ocho
  • € 6,50 – Pint of Beer (0,5 l.)
  • € 4,75 – Glass of Wine
  • € 2,50 – Draft Beer (25 cl) 
  • € 3,00 – € 7,50- Special Beer on Tap or Bottle
  • € 3,50 – Orange Juice
  • € 2,50 – Soda (Coke/Sprite/mineral water
  • € 2,50 – 2,75 – Latte / cappuccino
  • € 2,20 – Espresso/Coffee/tea
  • € 2,00 – Bottle of mineral water (supermarket)

Breakfast, Lunch and snacks

  • € 13,50 – Poké Bowl
  • € 12,50 – Caesar Salade
  • € 11,00 – Plate of Dutch deep-fried snacks
  • € 10,00 – Hamburger
  • € 9,00 – Pizza Margarita
  • € 8,50 – Fried eggs on bread
  • € 6,00 – Pancake
  • € 6,00 – Tom Yam Koeng at Amsterdam China Town
  • € 4,00 – Grilled cheese sandwich (‘tosti’)
  • € 4,75 – Home Made Apple Pie

Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam

Restaurant Prices in Amsterdam vary from € 14,50 to € 24,- for a main course. Expect to pay about € 30 per person for a 2-course meal without drinks in a mid-range restaurant in Amsterdam.

Find Tips on how to find a Good Restaurant in Amsterdam. For budget prices in Amsterdam, read this article about cheap restaurants in Amsterdam.

Prices of Museums, Attractions & Tours in Amsterdam



Prices of Amsterdam Tours, Day Trips & Canal Cruises

Combination Deals

Combinations Deals or Combo’s can save money. Here are some interesting combination deals in Amsterdam:

Prices of Amsterdam City Passes

For popular museums in Amsterdam, I advise you to buy tickets online to avoid long lines. Do you want to visit multiple museums and attractions in Amsterdam? Compare Amsterdam City Passes and choose one that saves time and money.

Amsterdam Hotel Prices 2020

Hotels in Amsterdam are among the most expensive of Europe. The average price of a hotel room in Amsterdam is € 170. July, August and December are the busiest months in Amsterdam. It’s best to book a hotel in advance to get a good deal.

Price of Transportation in Amsterdam

Nightlife in Amsterdam Prices

  • € 15,00 – Entrance Price of a Club in Amsterdam
  • € 9,00 – Mixed drink in a club
  • € 3,50 – Beer in a club
  • € 1,00 – Wardrobe (obligated)
  • € 1,00 – Toilet facilities

Tobacco and cigarettes in Amsterdam Prices 2020

  • € 6,50 – Cigarettes (Marlboro)
  • € 8,50 -Tobacco (Drum, 40 gram):

In The Netherlands you can buy tobacco and cigarettes at newspaper stands, supermarkets and gasoline stations. There are also many cigarette vending machines in bars, clubs and café’s, or some cigarettes are available at the bar. The price of cigarettes in Amsterdam is the same no matter where you buy them.

How much is weed in Amsterdam?

  • € 8,00 – Gram of hash in a coffeeshop
  • € 12,00 – Gram of weed in a coffee shop in Amsterdam

Weed and hash are for sales only at coffee shops. The price of hash or weed in an Amsterdam coffee shop ranges from €4 to €35 per gram. Also see menu below.

Coffee shop menu Amsterdam.
Menu of coffee shop Boerejongens in Amsterdam. Weed prices per gram.
Azarius Smartshop Headshop Cannabis Seeds

Prices Amsterdam 2020 Red Light

For prices in the Amsterdam Red Light area, you can expect to pay about € 75 for 15 minutes of oral sex and intercourse with a prostitute behind a window in the Amsterdam red light district.

Minimum cost of living per month in Amsterdam, 2020

  • € 1750,00 – Rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Amsterdam
  • € 150,00 – Electricity, gas, water plus local taxes
  • € 120,00 – Dutch Health Insurance (obligated!)
  • € 40,00 – Internet provider Mobile Phone: always online + mobile phone
  • € 50,00 – Basic WiFi, Fast Internet & Cable Television
  • € 9,04 – Official minimum income in The Netherlands (per hour, 40 hours a week)

READ MORE: How to find a flat in Amsterdam.

These are the prices in Amsterdam in 2020.

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Raghavan July 19, 2012 - 13:32

Hi Friends,
Iam Raghavan ,I have planned for doing masters at university of amsterdam NL .It would be much appreciated if eople here can guide me regarding the university ranking and other details such as netherlands economy ,visa permits and career opportunities ,cost of living .Thanks in advance

Dolphin UK August 20, 2012 - 18:10

Can you help to tell if I can buy Old Holborn (tobacco) in Amsterdam and how much does it cost? I would like to take a day trip from Southend to stock up some in Amsterdam or just airport 🙂 thank you

Tanja August 20, 2012 - 18:36

I am sorry but I can’t help you. I have never heard of this brand. Maybe someone else who reads this knows?

Malik April 22, 2017 - 08:16

Hey Iam a fan of old holbron as well but I haven’t found it since I left Cyprus now I’m in Norway and I can’t find it here if it’s available in Amsterdam by chance I’m traveling there next month will be a treat to get that tobacco again

Alex October 1, 2012 - 03:56

I’m currently living in Los Angeles and want to relocate to Holland, want to know what is the average cost for a room to rent in Amsterdam and what are a good areas’s to live at avoiding the bad area’s
Is it better to rent a room in a flat or a house?
If live further away from the main city, is the cost going to be cheaper and expensive to travel to the city back and forth?
will be better off with the public transportation or rent a car or buy a car to get around?
Is the parking very expensive to park the car around?

Tanja October 1, 2012 - 05:53

Dear Alex
Average prices in Amsterddam are named on this website, around 1200 in the ‘free sector’ for a house, around €600 for a room. There is a big shortage. There are no ‘bad areas’ in Amsterdam.
You can find a place in another city and travel by train and bus to and from Amsterdam. A car in Amsterdam is not useful. In Amsterdam and the enire Netherlands, they travel by bike or public transport. Parking fee is very high and finding a parking space. Try to talk to expats or other Americans in Amsterdam to give you a full picture. Good luck!

Alex October 1, 2012 - 04:01

Also what are the bad area’s (city or provinces to avoid living in) in the Nederlands
I November going to be very hard for a person to be looking or to find a place to live in?
what is the weather like in the month of November and is it very very cold to get around?

Steven October 9, 2012 - 11:31

When you arive in Amsterdam for a few days, go to the nearest tourist information. located near the bus stop( central train station). There you can buy a bus/tram/metro pass, valid for a week,two weeks or a month you wil have unlimited traveling in public transport for a very reduced price.

All our cities are pretty save( but have some streets you should not go to). I recommend Groningen city. A lot of students. and the main streets are safe at night Even walking alone at night in the main streets is save, Always people around. Most of them are students. robbery is not common. The homeless people are very polite, they sometimes sell magazines. Just go to the nearest bar, most people are proud to tell you the best places in town.

In November we have rain, sunshine and it is windy. just above freezing point. At night it can be cold, wear a coat. In winter tempratures down to 14F in summer up to 95F (colder and hotter is very possible)

You need a bike 😉 for sale secondhand at most stores, Don’t buy them on the streets.

Paulie November 7, 2012 - 08:25

Hello, ive read that foreign tourists cant buy & smoke weed in the coffee shops longer ?

Tanja November 7, 2012 - 09:57

No, that’s old news….

sashank iyer November 10, 2012 - 22:09

Hi could you tell me what could be the rates of Private house sex like Jan Bik , Park 118 , CLub Bianca

Writer November 11, 2012 - 00:39

Depends why you are in Amsterdam when you enquire about prices. For the RLD, try theamsterdamdiaries. Just a thought!

fortwendy February 12, 2013 - 17:46

I’m visiting namely Amsterdam next week and was wondering how smoothly coffee shops are allowed to operate at the moment and if there’s any general tips you’d suggest. Thanks!

Tanja February 13, 2013 - 12:45

Coffeeshops are operating as smoothly as usual. Only tip I have: take it easy on the Dutch weed as it can be pretty overwhelming! Enjoy your stay in Amsterdam next weekend.

justin henry February 6, 2015 - 12:07

Hi I was wondering if I could buy 1 ounce of weed anywhere in Amsterdam

mmartijn August 18, 2016 - 08:31

yes you can buy.. not in coffeshop max 5 gram

Tanya March 10, 2015 - 00:36

You can buy 4g of Thai weed for 8Euro in the Hague 😀 Im so happy Im here!

Nina May 23, 2015 - 18:47

truly, that sounds like a dream! i’m so excited to visit, thank you so much for the helpful post.

Bill June 21, 2015 - 02:52

This is a very helpful article, but i was wondering.. how easy is it for a student to get a job in Amsterdam? Maybe as a waiter, either at a restaurant or a cafeteria. How much is a monthly payment for a 6-7 days a week, 8 hours shift?

jtrain August 4, 2015 - 16:42

I find prostitution is always a good bet

jim meehan October 29, 2015 - 15:57

i will be in amsterdam next week and would like to try some weed but dont smoke and am unable to inhale.any suggestions?

sharo P December 14, 2015 - 15:21

Am going to Amsterdam for three days with granddaughter. Have boomed Anne Frank House, theatre and Hard Rock Cafe. What else would you advise where we can take a 16 year old with her grandparents.

Ivica June 3, 2016 - 22:18

I been in Amsterdam many times,first time,I been in 91 year,last time I been in 2002 year,and before EU,Amsterdam it was great and free city,I mean this year 2002 year,many things is changed in Amsterdam,it,s not good as before,but for some people Amsterdam always will be good city,this is my opinion,regards,ivica from Croatia

Ken July 11, 2016 - 19:39

Today it was 2,90 for the tram and it was only good for one hour. This was printed at the ticket collector both.

Zach July 20, 2016 - 16:22

Hey, I’m going to Amsterdam next summer and I’m wondering how much shrooms are?

Tanja July 21, 2016 - 15:48

Hi Zack, Unfortunately, magic mushrooms are no longer available in Amsterdam since they were banned. There are substitues like magic truffles available at the smart shops though. Read more about it:

irene September 18, 2016 - 14:37

the tram is one of the cheapest things in amsterdam in three days i spent £400 pounds on food and transport wont be back too expensiveirene sept 2016

irene September 18, 2016 - 14:41

in shop was charged 5euros for a litre of water smal coca cola 2 euros everything was overpriced also no public toilets no ramps for wheelchairs i could go on suffice to say never again

Ben September 18, 2016 - 22:02

I’ve run out of Golden Virginia! So the primary reason for my 3 day visit next week is return with 3K of GV and fond memories of local herb participation. I have been to Amsterdam many times but long ago. So…any suggestions please on interesting alternatives? I land at Schipol and can take a train to anywhere there’s a nice coffee shop with a supermarket next door selling GV!!! Oh, and a nearby hotel..grateful for your suggestions. ..

Tanja September 19, 2016 - 08:37

If Golden Virginia is tobacco, you’d best check a tobacco shop. Check out this map with tabakswinkel Amsterdam: The centre of Amsterdam is filled with coffee shops and supermarkets and hotels. Can be pretty busy though, best book a hotel online first. Good luck!

Emma November 8, 2016 - 10:30

Hi All

We are hoping to visit for the night in the new year.
We have been to Amsterdam about 8 times and never leave the centre.
My husband likes a drink and i like a smoke.
People say there are cheaper places to smoke and drink but we have no idea where.
can anyone point us in the right direction please.
We may only be there about 7 hours on a mini cruise unless we book the 1 nights stay.
Thanks Emma

Stacie Thomas- raspison February 23, 2017 - 20:05

Hi emma, how did u get on with the mini cruise? We have one booked for the 12th march and will be our 1st time over in dam. Any suggestions as to where the best smoke is? Or what to do with our limited time there?

jill November 20, 2016 - 08:00

Hi I am coming to Amsterdam on Tuesday, if I buy an ov card will I be able to get from airport to Amsterdam with this card?

jill November 20, 2016 - 08:02

Hi can you get from aiport to Amsterdam with an ov card?

Tanja November 20, 2016 - 13:21

Hi. You need to charge the OV card first. Then you can take a train to Central Station. The trains are down the stairs, near the exit. You ‘check in’ with the OV Chipcard and when you arrive at C.S check out, so the amount is taken from the card. There are many trains to Amsterdam, so make sure you get one to CENTRAL STATION. But I wouldn’t worry, cause usually they have special people to guide you to right train. There is also an information stand. It’s easy. Hope this helps. Enjoy your trip! -Tanja

matthew oconnor November 20, 2016 - 14:29

Hi me and my friend want to go to Amsterdam and we want to know how safe is it, what is the best time to come and where should we stay like the best place

jill November 20, 2016 - 20:08

thank you for your help jill

Maxine June 11, 2017 - 03:05

I love reading about Amsterdam ! It would be a dream to be an expat American for a while! Hope to visit!

Gyabaah Felix September 14, 2017 - 00:44

Hello, I am from ghana and I want to start bongs, pipes, lighters, and rolling papers shop here. Can u recommend couple of shops I can buy stuffs from.
Thank you

Tanja September 14, 2017 - 07:41

Smartshop Azarius also sells online:

Kalin January 2, 2018 - 07:11

Going to the dam on the 10th can’t wait for five days looking forward to having a legal place to smoke can you take the weed you buy from the coffee shop back to were you’re staying in Amsterdam ofcourse