Who said that to live a boujee life, you need to pawn a kidney? It’s 2023! Luxury doesn’t have to be so expensive anymore. Now you can eat in Michelin restaurants, tour renowned diamond factories, and travel to Hong Kong, all without breaking the bank. So, feel like a million bucks without burning a hole in your pocket with these 7 budget-friendly luxury experiences in Amsterdam.
1. Attend a Candlelight concert
Imagine being surrounded by a sea of candles while listening to soothing classical music from your favourite movies, composers or contemporary artists at stunning locations in the likes of KIT, Rode Hoed and Vondelpark Openluchttheater — talk about a fancy experience. The best part? Candlelight offers tickets for as low as 18€, making it one of the most affordable luxury experiences in Amsterdam you need to try.
💸: Tickets start at 18€ depending on the seating area and concert
2. Grab a bite at Graphite by Peter Gast
If you’re a foodie and want to try something new and exciting, this is the place for you. Graphite is a one-star Michelin restaurant by Peter Gast that will take you on a journey through the unimaginable. Focused on creative gastronomy, this restaurant hides behind a secret speakeasy that you’ll only have access to with a QR code given 24 hours prior to reservation.
💸: 8 course lunch menu starts at 100€ on Fridays and Saturdays
3. Treasure hunt at Spiegelkwartier
If you’re a fan of antique and vintage pieces, you need to do some treasure hunting in Spiegelkwartier. It’s a district filled with art galleries, antique shops, and vintage stores. You can find unique pieces at affordable prices, and trust us, your friends will ask where you got it from.
4. Take a diamond tour at GASSAN
Feeling like a diamond in the rough? Take a diamond tour at GASSAN Diamond Factory and learn about diamond origins and industry history in Amsterdam. As you tour, you’ll see diamond cutters transform rough diamonds into dazzling pieces. You’ll also enjoy GASSAN’s upscale Rolex boutique, and indulge in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Hello, Instagram-worthy pictures!
💸: Free! Tours 7 days a week, all year round from 9.00h till 17.00h
5. Travel to Hong Kong at Chin Chin Club
Looking to do a quick luxury escape? Why not visit Hong Kong? And no! You don’t even have to own a private jet to get there. Chin Chin Club is a restaurant, bar, and nightclub trifecta. Their Asian food is fantastic, and their cocktails are out of this world. Once you’ve finished your meal, join the party and dance the night away.
💸: Tickets to their Dine & Dance at 15€ pp and their A la carte menu starts at 7,50€
6. Relax at Sauna Deco
Unwind after a long day of sightseeing with a touch of Parisian luxury! Sauna Deco is a spa designed in an Art Deco style that takes you back to the 1920s. The sauna, steam room, and pool are beautifully decorated with the original interior of the stunning Au Bon Marché department store in Paris. Overlooking the Amsterdam canals, which are UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, this is definitely a luxury experience you won’t want to miss!
💸: Sauna entree starts at 27,50€ and massages at 40€
7. Sleep & Chill at The Hoxton
After a long day of being boujee, you’ll need somewhere to rest. The Hoxton Hotel is the perfect place to stay. The decor is super Instagrammable, and the rooms are incredibly comfy. Feel like royalty without the hefty price tag. Definitely, one of the most budget-friendly luxury experiences in Amsterdam; you won’t regret booking a room here.
💸: Rooms start at 187€ per night depending on size and dates.