A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Amsterdam vs. Prague

Should you visit Amsterdam or Prague?

Should I visit Amsterdam or Prague? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital, and most popular tourist destination in the Netherlands. There are over one million residents in the metro area. Amsterdam is most famous for its canals that criss cross across the city, but it also has a rich history, interesting culture, and liberal vibe that appeal to all types of travelers. The architecture, bridges, and cycling culture help this metropolitan area maintain its small town vibe, despite being the largest city in the country as well as the financial center.

Prague

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

Which city is cheaper, Prague or Amsterdam?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Amsterdam is €127, while the average daily cost in Prague is €78. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Amsterdam and Prague in more detail.


Accommodation

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €76. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Amsterdam the cost is €152 on average.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Prague is €94. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amsterdam 76
    Prague 47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amsterdam 151
    Prague 95


Food

Food in Amsterdam costs travelers about €31 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

The average traveler spends about €19 per day in Prague for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Amsterdam 31
    Prague 19
Typical Food prices in Amsterdam

Some typical examples of dining costs in Amsterdam are as follows:


  • Afternoon Tea
    6.00

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amsterdam

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Amsterdam.

  • Live online cooking class from Classic European 2-course meal: $23
  • Three course lunch/dinner voucher: $42
  • Withlocals the 10 Tastings: Amsterdam's Favourite Private Food Tour with a Local: $50
  • Private Pizza Canal Cruise Amsterdam: $62
  • Dinner with an Amsterdam artist on the river: $62
  • Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket & VIP Dinner at Hard Rock CafĂ©: $63
  • Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour: $69
  • Food Tour in the Albert Cuyp Market Amsterdam: $73
  • Delicious Dutch Dinner in an Amsterdam Canalhouse: $75
  • The Pizzaboat Amsterdam Min. 8 pax: $75

Typical Food prices in Prague

Some typical examples of dining costs in Prague are as follows:


  • Fruit
    3.83
  • Lunch for One
    11
  • Bananas
    0.54
  • Cookies
    0.30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Prague

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Prague.

  • Prague City Tour by Bus With Optional Boat Tour, Charles Bridge Museum and Dinner: $15
  • Traditional Balkan Burek cooking class and dinner in Prague for small groups: $59
  • Mozart Concert and Dinner in Prague: $82
  • Roman pasta cooking class and dinner in Prague: $90
  • Czech Folklore Show with dinner and private transfer: $96
  • Dinner cruise - open buffet - with 2 incl transfers: $106
  • Folklore Evening Including Traditional Czech Dinner in Prague: $107
  • Medieval dinner in Prague with incl transports: $118
  • Prague Cooking Class with Tereza: $121
  • Czech Traditional Folklore Show including Dinner and Transport: $159


Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Amsterdam is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €19 per person, per day, on local transportation in Amsterdam.

The cost of a taxi ride in Prague is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €5.74 per person, per day, on local transportation in Prague.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amsterdam 19
    Prague 5.74
Typical Local Transportation prices in Amsterdam

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Amsterdam are as follows:


  • Ride on Tram
    3.20
  • Renting a Bike
    15
  • One Hour Canal Cruise
    10
  • Single Day Transit Pass
    2.60
  • Transit Pass to Amsterdam Airport
    3.40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amsterdam

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amsterdam:

  • Private Transfer from Schiphol Airport (AMS): $50
  • Ultra - Amsterdam Private Transfer from City Centre to Amsterdam Cruise Port: $9.55
  • Ultra - Amsterdam Private Transfer from Cruise Port to Amsterdam City Centre: $9.55
  • Private Transfer from Cruise Port to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: $9.55
  • Private Departure Transfer from Amsterdam City Center to Airport Schiphol (AMS): $32
  • Private Airport Transfer from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS): $32
  • Private Transfer from PTA Cruise Terminal to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS): $32
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Amsterdam City to Airport: $34
  • Premium Private Transfer from Amsterdam Hotels to Airport: $35
  • Private Amsterdam Airport departure Transfer: $38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • Ultra - Prague Private Airport Transfer from City Centre to Prague Airport PRG: $8.71
  • Prague Airport Shared Departure Transfer: $12
  • Prague Airport Shared Arrival Transfer And Half-Day City Walking Tour: $13
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Prague Hotel to Prague Airport: $14
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Prague to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG): $17
  • Private Airport Transfer: Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) to Prague: $17
  • Private Departure Transfer from Prague to Prague Airports: $17
  • Private Departure Transfer from Prague City Center to Vaclav Airport (PRG): $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Vaclav Airport (PRG) to Prague City Center: $18
  • Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Prague Airport: $19


Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Amsterdam typically cost an average of €16 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

Entertainment and activities in Prague typically cost an average of €12 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amsterdam 16
    Prague 12
Typical Entertainment prices in Amsterdam

Below are a few samples prices from actual travelers for Amsterdam's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Two tickets to the Houseboat Museum
    6.00
  • Entry for two to the Anne Frank House
    17

Tours and Activities in Amsterdam

For Amsterdam, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • From Private Giethoorn Tour by Car: $108
  • Amsterdam 3-Hour Bike Tour: Backstreets and Hidden Gems: $41
  • Giethoorn & Volendam Tour and 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise: $108
  • Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Spanish Tour: $41
  • Giethoorn & the New Polders: Small Group Tour from Amsterdam: $97
  • Amsterdam Combo: Madame Tussauds and Canal Cruise: $37
  • Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken Full-Day Tour: $37
  • Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket: $22
  • From Giethoorn & Enclosing Dike Full-Day Tour: $101
  • Skip The Line: Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam: $29

Typical Entertainment prices in Prague

Below are a few samples prices from actual travelers for Prague's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Opera Tickets
    3.83
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
    5.36
  • Image Theatre for Two
    37

Tours and Activities in Prague

For Prague, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour: $71
  • Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German: $21
  • 3-Hour Old Town and Prague Castle Tour in German: $27
  • 3-Hour Segway Tour with Monastic Craft Beer Tasting: $95
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle: $30
  • Kutna Hora UNESCO Site Tour with Bone Chapel from Prague: $45
  • Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Prague: $23
  • Prague Hybernia Theatre: The Best of Swan Lake Tickets: $40
  • Skip the Line: Prague Botanical Garden Outdoor Exposition Ticket: $4.35
  • Entrance Ticket: $5.29


Alcohol

The average person spends about €13 on alcoholic beverages in Amsterdam per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about €7.99 on alcoholic beverages in Prague per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amsterdam 13
    Prague 7.99

Sample the Local Flavors in Amsterdam

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Amsterdam:

  • Distillery Tour & Tasting: $22
  • Amsterdam Bar Crawl: $27
  • Amsterdam Shared Bar Crawl: $31
  • Private Amsterdam Red Light District and pub tour: $61
  • 4 hour Amsterdam Brewery Tour: $81
  • High Class Culinary Lunch in Amsterdam - Self-Guided Food & Wine Tour: $102
  • Drew's 3-Hour Amsterdam Brewery and Bar Tour to Top Rated Bars: $106
  • Discover 3 gastronomic restaurants in Amsterdam - self-guided food & wine tour: $129
  • Experience 4 Culinary Restaurants in Amsterdam Self-Guided Food & Wine Tour: $152
  • Amsterdam Bachelor Party Bar Crawl: $488

Typical Alcohol prices in Prague

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Prague are as follows:


  • A Bottle of Wine
    6.08

Sample the Local Flavors in Prague

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Prague:

  • Taste wine properly - wine tasting session: $30
  • Private Karlovy Vary with Royal Brewery or Mozer Full Day Trip: $128
  • Private Kutna Hora with Sedlec Ossuary and Local brewery Full Day Trip: $149
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery and Pilsen City Private tour from Prague All-Inclusive: $199
  • Prague Wine Tasting and Countryside Small-Group Tour with Lunch: $215
  • Private Tour: Chateau Lany and Krakovec Castle and Krusovice Royal Brewery from Prague Including Tasting and Czech Lunch: $217
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery private day trip and cheese tasting on family eco-farm: $220
  • Private Pilsner Urquell brewery, Pilsen City and Bohemian Glass factory day tour: $230
  • Private Walking Tour Prague with Lunch and Pilsner Urquell brewery day trip: $236
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery Private day trip, Pilsen City and Koneprusy Caves: $236



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amsterdam and Prague, we can see that Amsterdam is more expensive. And not only is Prague much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Prague would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Prague and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Amsterdam would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amsterdam than you might in Prague.

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