I am trying to cut the cost of doing laundry while traveling by writing about various laundromats that I have found on my trips. It always seems to me the one cost of travel that is often overlooked. Hotel laundry service is very expensive so I look for a good old fashion self serve or drop-off places that are modestly priced and sometimes these places are not always easy to find.
The Happy Inn Laundromat, Warmoesstraat Centrum 30 in Amsterdam is a small self serve laundromat centrally located in De Wallen area. It is €4.20 for a large capacity washer. A dry will run anywhere from €2-4 depending on the type of clothes. There are vending machines that dispense various types of soaps but everything is coin operated and there is no change machine and no staff at hand so bring a pocketful of coins.
It is owned by a couple that you see come by in from time to time and they are both very friendly. They are open 7 days a week from 8-10. The good thing about its central location is that it’s a fun area to walk around while you are waiting for your clothes to finish. Plenty of cafes, shops and small restaurants to patronize if you don’t want to sit and wait while your clothes dry. It can be a popular spot for backpackers and locals alike. I have found it best to visit between breakfast and lunchtime.