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Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 41, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #69 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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“Stay number 5 - great again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Not going to write much as I reviewed this last year but just returned from another trip and still as good as usual.
Everything a smoker needs, clean and comfortable.

Thanks Duke for another great stay and a big thank you for the little present, very nice :o)
see you later in the year.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

If you are a bunch of friends who are looking to sample some of the delights Amsterdam has to offer then The Cribs is a great place to stay. It may be a bit more expensive than staying in a hostel, but then you get a whole apartment to yourselves.
The apartment is situated right in the middle of the red light district, about 5 mins from Centraal Station. You have coffeeshops (I'd recommend the Green House - on the same street), bars (Baba's), supermarket, restaurants, red light section and the Dam Square all within a few minutes walk. The apartments are smoke-friendly and are pre-equipped with grinders, pipes and bongs. The spacious living room has a tv (cable), dvd player and hi-fi, the kitchen is stocked with some provisions, even the bathroom (with shower) has clean towels, shampoo, toothpaste, shower gel and deoderant. The apartments are clean and spacious though sparsely decorated, and due to the location there can be a bit of noise during shop opening hours. I would recommend this place to everyone except business people, disabled or elderly or perhaps families.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011 via mobile

I've been to Dam many times and stayed in many places but this has to be the best so far.
Me and 3 friends all stayed at the apartment and had a brilliant time. The location was perfect, it was right in the middle of the red light and all good coffee shops. We had food shops and restaurant all round us and felt nothing was further then a 5 min walk. We was even 25 steps away from FEBOs.
The only problem we found which was not a big problem was there were no windows in our apartment just a big glass door. We stayed in the Basement apartment which says it all. They do have other apartment with windows.

We would most defiantly stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

This review is for the address located on 41 OUDEZIJDS VOORBURGWAL. Four of us stayed here in the 2 bedroom apartment. It is 3 stories, with a bedroom on the top floor, living area and another bedroom on the middle floor and kitchen and 2 bathrooms on the bottom floor. We had a very easy check in experience and they let us check in early. We were given a map with very good explanation of the area and recommendations of what to visit and where to go. It felt very safe here and was in the heart of the red light district. We were within easy walking distance to most sites and actually only took the tram once. There is food and a market nearby.
The full kitchen was a very nice surprise and even had a dishwasher. The bathrooms were clean, but it was a minor inconvenience to walk downstairs to use them. We would definitely stay here again and recommend this to our friends.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011 via mobile

We had 2 apartments and they were very spacious, clean with good facilities. The location was brilliant, situated in a quiet area of the red light district. The guy that met us to check in was really good giving us lots of information and was very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Stayed at the Cribs in Feb and have now stayed there 4 times and love it.

We've been travelling to Amsterdam a couple of times a year since the early 90's and have stayed in a whole variety of accommodations. From the decent Crown Plaza to some cheap B&B's and I have to say The Cribs are one of our favorites.
All 4 times we have stayed in the apartments over the canal from the church. 3 times in the basement and once in the bigger flat at the top. Duke and Eric have always looked after well, very friendly and give good advice of where to go etc.
The Basement is better of the 2 as no stairs to climb after a hard day on the coffee shops ;o), You walk down a couple of steps and your in the lounge. It's not big but perfect for us as usually 3 guys. Could probably sleep 5 as has 2 small bedrooms with 2 single beds in each and a sofa. Much better for 3 or 4. Has small kitchen and decent bathroom, again small but fine. Wicked shower with huge head which is great. About 21" LCD tv in lounge with ps2 but usually link up the laptop and watch a few films when chilling. Would be nice if a bigger TV was put in but no problem with whats there.
Being smokers most hotels are off grounds now and tbh always felt uncomfortable smoking in the room. Never had a problem but always had to take care of smells etc.
Not a problem with the Cribs, The most smoke friendly place we've stayed at.
Always an array of pipes and general smoking stuff which is nice. Just feel comfortable to chill after sampling the delights of Amsterdam. The location is great, right in the mix of things but not to noisy. Some nice places to eat near by (Try the Burger Bar, great burgers).
Probably wouldn't stay there with the missus as she like 4/5 star hotels and is a fussy *#*^ ! but ideal for a lads trip. A big step up from a hostel and at about 50 euros a night is reasonable. Plus free wifi !!
Overall rating - Great place for smokers, nothing flash but clean and practical, nice management. Perfect !!

Room Tip: All fine but go low if you dont like mountain climbing !!
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

great place too stay,, very clean place ,, and the staff are excellent help,,,rite on the side of the canal .so u can sit with ur bong or doobie and watch the world pass by u .....price great,,,,bedrooms great and 2 showers excellent and 2 toliets..we will be bac for sure only place i would in the dam now......

ps: only point my wife fell down the stairs as they are far too steep, but really they needing some more rubber grippers added to stairs,,,,, this is not negative comment just adivce saving anyone getting hurt................................as we will be returning soon...........so cheers from .paul doyle,, lynn,, dennis and toni ......................

Room Tip: go too the amsterdam cribs /red light
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 41, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #69 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Cribs / Red Light B&B is a superior quality smokers getaway in the heart of the city. This self-catering and recently renovated accommodation is perfect to tune into the city vibe. ... more   less 
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