A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Minsk vs. Amsterdam for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Minsk or Amsterdam?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Minsk or Amsterdam, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Minsk or Amsterdam?

Minsk

Minsk is the capital city of Belarus, centrally located. Situated on the Svislac and Niamiha rivers, it is also capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and was the capital of the former Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1919-1991. It is a modern city dominated by monumental Stalinist architecture with many of its museums, theaters, and other cultural attractions.

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 Minsk?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Minsk is $67, while the average daily cost in Amsterdam is $137. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Minsk and Amsterdam in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Minsk $33
    Amsterdam $79
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Minsk $66
    Amsterdam $158
Compare Hotels in Minsk and Amsterdam

Looking for a hotel in Minsk or Amsterdam? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Minsk


Hotels in Amsterdam


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Minsk Hotel Prices and Amsterdam Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Minsk $12
    Amsterdam $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Minsk

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Minsk:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Minsk National Airport MSQ to Minsk by Business Car: $44
  • Arrival Private Transfer Minsk National Airport MSQ to Minsk by Luxury Van: $118
  • Arrival Private Transfer Minsk National Airport MSQ to Minsk by Minibus: $69
  • Arrival Private Transfer Minsk National Airport MSQ to Minsk by Minivan: $44
  • Arrival Private Transfer Minsk National Airport MSQ to Minsk by Standard Car: $29
  • Business Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) to Minsk city center (any address): $92
  • Comfort Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) to Minsk city center (any address): $45
  • Departure Private Transfer City to Minsk National Airport MSQ by Business Car: $44
  • Departure Private Transfer City to Minsk National Airport MSQ by Luxury Van: $118
  • Departure Private Transfer City to Minsk National Airport MSQ by Minibus: $69
  • Departure Private Transfer City to Minsk National Airport MSQ by Minivan: $44
  • Departure Private Transfer City to Minsk National Airport MSQ by Standard Car: $29

Typical Local Transportation prices in Amsterdam

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


  • Ride on Tram
    $3.19
  • Renting a Bike
    $15
  • One Hour Canal Cruise
    $9.98
  • Single Day Transit Pass
    $2.60
  • Transit Pass to Amsterdam Airport
    $3.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amsterdam

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amsterdam:

  • Ultra - Amsterdam Private Transfer from Cruise Port to Amsterdam City Centre: $9.55
  • Private Transfer from Cruise Port to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: $9.55
  • Ultra - Amsterdam Private Transfer from City Centre to Amsterdam Cruise Port: $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
  • Private Departure Transfer from Amsterdam City to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: $39
  • Private Transfer from Amsterdam City Center to Zaanse Schans: $40
  • Amsterdam local transfers: $42

Is it cheaper to fly into Minsk or Amsterdam?

Prices for flights to both Amsterdam and Minsk change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Minsk $22
    Amsterdam $35

Typical Food prices in Amsterdam

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


  • Afternoon Tea
    $5.99

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
  • Amsterdam Evening Pizza Cruise: $40
  • Three course lunch/dinner voucher: $42
  • Walking Food Tour: $43
  • 3 Course Dinner in the Dark: $48
  • 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 Café: $63
  • Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour: $69
  • Food Tour in the Albert Cuyp Market Amsterdam: $73
  • Delicious Dutch Dinner in an Amsterdam Canalhouse: $75

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Minsk $21
    Amsterdam $30

Tours and Activities in Minsk

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Minsk are as follows:

  • Sightseeing Tour Around Minsk on a Unique Retro Bus: $13
  • Skip the Line: Minsk:Ticket to Museum "BelarusMini" & Virtual Reality Zone: $15
  • Minsk Soviet tour: $25
  • Walking city tour of Minsk: $25
  • walking citytour & visit museum "BelarusMini": $37
  • Sightseeing tour to The Mound of Glory: $50
  • Shared Tour: Stalin Line - Khatyn Memorial Complex: $50
  • Private Sightseeing tour from Minsk - Stalin Line Complex: $52
  • Private tour to "Iron" Felix Dzerzhinsky museum-estate birthplace.: $53
  • Shared Tour: Museum of Old Crafts “Dudutki”: $58
  • Shared Tour: Minsk - Nesvizh Palace - Mir Castle. English speaking driver: $59
  • Private Minsk walking tour (walking, 3 hrs): $64

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
    $5.99
  • 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:

  • A tasty stroll through Pijp: An audio tour of some of Amsterdam great food spots: $5.00
  • An Amsterdam introduction: Explore the origins of Amsterdam on an audio tour: $5.00
  • Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.41
  • Amsterdam West Specialty Coffee Spots Cycling Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.41
  • Vondelpark and Old West Neighbourhood Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.48
  • Amsterdam Private Tour: Red Light District Exploration Game: $5.65
  • Self-Guided Tour with Over 100 Sights: $5.67
  • The Red Light District self-guided Virtual Experience: The Highlights: $7.45
  • Absolutely Tip-Based Walking Tour With Super Local Guide (2,5 Hours): $8.09
  • Red Light District 1-hour Smartphone Audio Tour: $9.06
  • Amsterdam Red Light District: A Walking Audio Tour on your Phone (1hour): $9.94
  • Silent Disco Club Experience: $9.95

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Minsk $14
    Amsterdam $19

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
  • Guided Craft Beer Brewery Bus Tour with Tastings: $67
  • 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 Minsk and Amsterdam, we can see that Amsterdam is more expensive. And not only is Minsk much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Minsk would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Minsk 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 Minsk.


When is the best time to visit Minsk or Amsterdam?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Minsk or Amsterdam in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Minsk and Amsterdam. Also, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Amsterdam this time of year.

Minsk is a little warmer than Amsterdam in the summer. The temperature in Minsk is usually 19°C (66°F) in July, and Amsterdam stays around 17°C (62°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Amsterdam this time of the year. In Minsk, it's very sunny this time of the year. Minsk usually receives more sunshine than Amsterdam during summer. Minsk gets 258 hours of sunny skies, while Amsterdam receives 204 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Minsk usually receives more rain than Amsterdam. Minsk gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Amsterdam receives 75 mm (3 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Minsk 19°C (66°F) 
    Amsterdam 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Amsterdam in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Minsk as well as Amsterdam. Also, many travelers come to Amsterdam for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Minsk is cooler than Amsterdam. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Minsk in October are around 8°C (47°F), and Amsterdam is about 11°C (51°F).

In the autumn, Minsk often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Amsterdam. Minsk gets 99 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Amsterdam receives 99 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets less rain in October than Amsterdam. Minsk gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Amsterdam receives 72 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Minsk 8°C (47°F) 
    Amsterdam 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Amsterdam in the Winter?

Both Amsterdam and Minsk are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, many visitors come to Amsterdam in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Amsterdam can get quite cold in the winter. Be prepared for some very cold days in Minsk. In January, Minsk is generally much colder than Amsterdam. Temperatures in Minsk average around -5°C (22°F), and Amsterdam stays around 2°C (36°F).

Minsk usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Amsterdam during winter. Minsk gets 46 hours of sunny skies, while Amsterdam receives 46 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Minsk usually receives less rain than Amsterdam. Minsk gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Amsterdam receives 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Minsk -5°C (22°F) 
    Amsterdam 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Amsterdam in the Spring?

Both Amsterdam and Minsk during the spring are popular places to visit. Furthermore, most visitors come to Amsterdam for the activities around the city and the natural beauty during these months.

Minsk is around the same temperature as Amsterdam in the spring. The temperature in Minsk is usually 8°C (46°F) in April, and Amsterdam stays around 8°C (46°F).

In the spring, Minsk often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Amsterdam. Minsk gets 176 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Amsterdam receives 166 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets less rain in April than Amsterdam. Minsk gets 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Amsterdam receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Minsk 8°C (46°F) 
    Amsterdam 8°C (46°F)

Typical Weather for Amsterdam and Minsk

Minsk Amsterdam
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 2°C (36°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Feb -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 3°C (37°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 5°C (41°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 52 mm (2 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 17°C (62°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 17°C (62°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Oct 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in) 6°C (43°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 3°C (38°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)


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