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Heart of Amsterdam

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, 1012 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #85 of 171 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

Initially I was a little nervous about staying here considering its location and some unpleasant reviews that I had read, but any doubts were gone after the first day!! All the bad reviews seem to be from before they renovated! We arrived at 11 in the morning thinking that we would have to leave our luggage in the luggage room... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2009

"The Heart Of Amsterdam" was my worst hotel experience EVER! The "hotel" is situated smack down in the MIDDLE of the most disgusting part of the red-light-district. The Van Gogh museum is a good 40-minute walk from the "hotel." We booked a room with a twin bed and the price was 130 euros a night. We requested a non-smoking, quiet... More

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west yorkshire
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

I went with my wife to this hotel in early january 2009. We only stayed for one night and used the place just simply for somewhere to get our heads down for a few hours. It's location is smack bang in the middle of the red light area with sex clubs and window prostitutes literally on the doorstep.great for those... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

We're just back from 4 nights in this hostel, and the experience was overall very positive: great location on the heart of the redlight district (between sex shops, marijuana museum, and video shops) althought being two girls alone we always felt safe. We also appreciated the breakfast, the thematization of the rooms, the lockers in the room (with a 10euros... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

If one's done enough research will know that Heart Of Amsterdam is really a "hostel". As a frequent traveler who travels easily 30+ times/year. This is my very first time setting foot in a hostel... ALONE (I am a female). Not expecting much, the place is very neat and tidy, and newly renovated, quite decent for first impression. (For people... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

I really dont think there is a word to descide how much of a [----]this place is. Everything about the place is a joke: broken windows, dirty smelly rooms, [----] filled toilets and shower area shared between 12 or more people. by all means go for it if you want to stay there but you'll be lucky to come out... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2008

We wanted to saty somewhere central in Amsterdam, and this hotel seemed to fit the bill. It is located centrally on a canal, but when we got there we discovered it was also in the heart of the red light district. It is an old traditional building that has been renovated. his means it has the old steep stairs, which... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

Heart of Ams is definitely not for the family or elderly couple or anyone really. It is located in the red light district. Be careful of the drug dealers right on your door step, as well as the crowds of people constantly walking past the hotel which keep you up all night with their swearing and fighting. May be the... More

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Mons, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2007

This is by far the worst place I have stayed in my entire life, I had to sleep with the lights on and above the covers, Bedbugs and all! I have seen cleaner places in Afghanistan! They charged my card 1 month after I stayed there, and I still am battling with my credit card company to fix it. I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2007

My friend and I read the reviews online before we went to the hostel, but it was the only place open so we had to go there. We made sure to book a hostel with a bathroom in the room. When we arrived, they tried to rip us off and give us one of the cheap rooms in the basement.... More

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Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 118/120, 1012 DT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Heart of Amsterdam 2*
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