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

Should you visit Delft or Amsterdam?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Delft and Amsterdam can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Delft

Delft is a wonderful, traditional town in the Netherlands that has historical architecture, numerous canals, bicyclists, and the popular, locally produced blue and white ceramics. The city itself is moderately sized and can easily be explored as a day trip. Alternatively, it's large enough to serve as a base if you wish to explore other parts of the region. Most people head to Amsterdam and then leave the Netherlands, but Delft offers an interesting alternative for those hoping to experience the Dutch culture on a more personal scale.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Amsterdam or Delft?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Delft is €96, while the average daily cost in Amsterdam is €127. 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 Delft and Amsterdam in more detail.



Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around €122 for a double occupancy room in Delft If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

A hotel room in Amsterdam is about €152 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Delft 61
    Amsterdam 76
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Delft 122
    Amsterdam 152

Food

Delft food costs typically run travelers around €30 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.

In Amsterdam travelers spend around €31 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Delft 30
    Amsterdam 31

Typical Food prices in Amsterdam

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Amsterdam:


  • 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
  • Small-Group Guided Sunset Canoe Tour in Waterland with Dinner: $76
  • Joy of Life - Bistro Dinner on an Amsterdam Canal: $84

Local Transportation

To get around in Delft, the average visitor spends €5.71 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

The average price of local transportation around Amsterdam is €19 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Delft 5.71
    Amsterdam 19

Typical Local Transportation prices in Amsterdam

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amsterdam:


  • 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:

  • VIP Local Transfer inside Amsterdam: $81
  • VIP Amsterdam Airport Departure Transfer: $67
  • VIP Amsterdam Airport Departure Transfer: $61
  • Ultra - Amsterdam Private Transfer from Cruise Port to Amsterdam City Centre: $9.55
  • Ultra - Amsterdam Private Transfer from City Centre to Amsterdam Cruise Port: $9.55
  • Ultra - Amsterdam Private Airport Transfer City Center to Schiphol Airport AMS: $73
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Amsterdam City to Airport: $34
  • Transfer in Private Minivan from Amsterdam City to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: $46
  • Taxi Transfer from cruise port terminal in Amsterdam to hotel in Amsterdam: $56
  • Schiphol Airport Transfer - Amsterdam City Center: $135
  • Roundtrip Transfer Schiphol - Amsterdam: $104
  • Roundtrip Private Transfer Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam: $101

Entertainment

In Delft, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €8.57 per person, per day.

Amsterdam's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €16 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Delft 8.57
    Amsterdam 16

Tours and Activities in Delft

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

  • Skip the Line: Experience Johannes Vermeer Ticket: $11
  • Royal Delftblue factory & museum ticket: $16
  • Walking Tour of Delft - The City of Orange and Blue: $22
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Delft: $31
  • [LIVE] Guided Virtual Online Tour of a city in the Netherlands: $31
  • Self-Guided Interactive Walking Tour of Delft: $36
  • Photographic Tour in Delft Historical Center: $37
  • Tour with a secret on a unique Delft: $62
  • Guided Horse Tram or Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour through Historic Delft: $93
  • Bike Tour of the Dutch Countryside from Delft: $100
  • Half Day Private Tour - Highlights of Delft: $100
  • Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery: $136

Typical Entertainment prices in Amsterdam

Here are a few typical costs in Amsterdam for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


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

Tours and Activities in Amsterdam

Here are a few actual costs in Amsterdam for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 1 hour Amsterdam City Tour in Pedicab: $87
  • 1,5 hours Amsterdam Rickshaw Tour: $174
  • 1.5 Hour Walking Tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District with a Local: $41
  • 1.5-hour Amsterdam Bubbly Bike tour: $757
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour of the Highlights of Amsterdam: $81
  • 2 hours Amsterdam City Tour in Pedicab: $162
  • 2-Day Nightclub Admission Ticket: Best Nightlife in Amsterdam: $13
  • 2-Hour Private Anne Frank Walking Tour with Drink: $162
  • 2-Hour Private Custom Amsterdam Walking Tour With A Local Guide: $70
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour: $306
  • 2-Hour Semi Private All-Inclusive Cruise on our Boutique Style boats: $79
  • 2.5 hours Amsterdam Pedicab Tour: $249

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Delft spend on average €13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Amsterdam may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €13 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Delft 13
    Amsterdam 13

Sample the Local Flavors in Amsterdam

Also in Amsterdam, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • 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


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Delft and Amsterdam, we can see that Amsterdam is more expensive. And not only is Delft much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Delft would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Delft 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 Delft.

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