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“Simple (but interesting) rooms in a very central location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel The Exchange
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #92 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Simple (but interesting) rooms in a very central location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The rooms are simple but very clean and with all the essentials. Some of them can be quite interesting since they've been decorated by local artists.
Staff is professional and friendly and you can have very good breakfasts in the bar next door.
It's located very close to Dam Square and to the central station (2 minutes on foot to reach both).
Beds are super comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tokyo, Japan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Trendy hotel with a nice concept. The location is great, close to the Dam, the Centraal and the Red Light district. It has an elevator - which is definitely a plus in central A'dam. The entrance is a bit difficult to find, since it's just a door (we used the kebab place beside as a point of reference). Each room is unique and has been decorated by fashion students. We booked a 1-star room for one night and, since all were occupied, we were upgraded to a 3-star. The room itself was very basic and small, with no minibar and few amenities, but quiet (facing the back) and clean. Some people may not like the decor though. Ours had the walls totally covered with pink fabric and black ribbons. It was a bit dark and claustrophobic but it seems that there are rooms with a nice feel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I stumbled on this gem of a hotel very much by accident after my original hotel (The Atlanta - not a great place) screwed up my reservation.
What I found by pure chance was a funky art house, completely remodeled in the heart of Amsterdam's tourist district.
My room was delightfully bizarre - a bit tiny, but clean and very comfortable.
Flat screen TV and private ensuite were great bonuses.
The staff was fantastic and gave me a late checkout on my last day.
Grand Centraal is a 5 minute walk away, and all the city's main attractions are easily accessible.
Thumbs up. I would highly recommend The Exchange!

Room Tip: A room facing the street WILL be noisy, but at the back of the property you can hear a pin drop.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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madrid
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

If you are travelling to Amsterdam and just want a normal room with bed and bathroom this place is really good, the staff is friendly and the installations are good. The room is small, but por 2 people just staying a few days it was perfect.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The best staff, they took care of everything for us. Nice, modern and interesting rooms.
I would love to stay there again.
Thank you

Room Tip: higher floors are less noisy
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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london
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

interesting decoration, superb bed and perfect location
staff was exeselent
slightly overpriced as for Easter, but I would still book it if I was going for another short trip here

Room Tip: no carpets and no sleeper shoes, no wardrobes
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Landvetter, Sweden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Great stay. Small rooms, but not a problem since we only slept there... Good central location. Extremely comfy beds! Very nice staff - took care of all our needs. Perfect for the globetrotter used to city centre location vs spacious high street hotel dilemma... ;-)

Room Tip: Try not to get rooms facing the Damrak. Noise could be a problem at nights.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel The Exchange 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel The Exchange is a hotel with a special love of fashion. The result: a hotel where architecture meets fashion. Hotel The Exchange has 62 rooms, ranging from 1 to 5 stars. Each room has been designed and dressed by graduates and alumni of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). The rooms are as diverse and inspiring as the neighbourhood the hotel lies in. ... more   less 
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