Making Amsterdam more accessible via short stays

Located near Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium area, Hotel Jansen Amsterdam has been doing business since October, but only officially opened earlier this month. Hotel Jansen represents a new brand of “short stay” hotel that caters to students, expats, and young professionals from all over the world. It is meant to be an affordable alternative to people who are not here as tourists, and who might need to stay for anywhere up to six months at a time. The longer you stay, the more affordable it is; for a six-month stay, for example, the price is about 650 euros per month.

As Amsterdam alderperson Kajsa Ollongren explained (Dutch link), “Housing here is scarce.” However, this new model allows newcomers to have a base here while they seek out more permanent accommodations. “In this way, you can at least bridge your first six months here.”

The hotel’s owner Loek van Doorn, is also keenly aware of the housing market shortage. “I see this in my own circle of friends,” he said. “Especially if you live abroad and just need to be in Amsterdam for a short time, it can be difficult.”

Dutch design throughout, and easy access to everything

All of the rooms are unique, with handcrafted furniture and art designed by Dutch artists and carpenters. The hotel is close to the vibrant city centre of Amsterdam, with the Dam, canals, universities, museums, clubs, parks, and more. Everything is easily accessible by bike, public transportation, or on foot. Most of Amsterdam’s campuses are also nearby, as are the Vondelpark and the Amsterdamse Bos, two popular recreational areas where you can get away from the bustling city to enjoy hiking, swimming, or a picnic.

Amsterdam’s real estate and hospitality sector is flourishing. Average room rates are among the highest in Europe. Amsterdam is a popular destination for tourists as well as for business guests and the city offers a wide range of events and business conventions.