Cheap hotels in Pijp, Amsterdam
De Pijp may sit just to the east of Museumplein, but it's very different in temperament and culture. While Museumplein is upscale, De Pijp is scrappy. It was Amsterdam's very first suburb, and today it's home today to large numbers of immigrants from Suriname, Morocco and Turkey. The neighborhood is also quite trendy, and home to one of the city's best bar scenes.
De Pijp also boasts the Albert Cuyp Market, which is not merely Amsterdam's largest and best-known public market, but also the largest public market in all of Europe. Another must-visit attraction is De Pijp's Sarphatipark, a lovely green oasis of a park plopped down in the center of the neighborhood.
Sleeping in the Pijp is a great option for travelers looking to stay in a "real" residential neighborhood, amongst the homes, shops and schools of actual residents. The area's restaurants and bars are among the city's most popular, and offer some real deals for budget travelers.