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Hotel De Gerstekorrel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damstraat 22, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #176 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Excellent location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a great hotel in terms of location, right in Dam Square, walkable to red light district and cafes/restaurants. Only a tram ride away from Van Gough and Remembrandt Sq.
Please note this hotel asks you for a 50euro cash deposit per room when you arrive which they will give back when you checkout. There is also a small tourist tax charge not covered in your original payment. You can swap the euros for pounds which is what we had to do as we didn't anticipate the surcharge!
The rooms are small but clean and perfect for a few days. The bathroom is very cramped. There is free wifi available just ask reception. Bring your own toileteries etc as the hotel charges for every little thing.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We have Stayed here with of friends in end of November 2012. The room has a great location, comfortable, and affordable. We had done the booking though booking.com and was really worth the money that we spent.
The location of the hotel is just un-beatable, just a stone throw away from the Dam square and all the market places and important tourism spots like Madam Tussads etc
. We were all new to the city and the staff was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction. The one complaint is that the rooms can get pretty hot at night and since we were on the street, opening the window wasn't an option if you wanted to sleep-in in the morning. Overall the hotel was great and I would recommend it to my friends.
Also the rooms need to be decorated better.
But overall a good hotel to stay

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Great location, right by Dam Square and only a few doors down from Chipsy King. Would recommend Chipsy King, try the Chipsy dog with mayo... Fantastic, it is the the double frying that really creates the great taste. The hotel is really good value, very clean and spacious for the four of us. Walking distance from a lot of attractions; sex museum, Anne frank and red light district. Facilities were great and staff were helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It all depends what type of traveler are you: if you are in a group of boys, maybe this hotel would be OK. But if you are a family, girls or you are traveling alone, just please, take another hotel. The price is really high and I'm pretty sure you can get a nicer hotel, in a nicer place, with this money. It's really close to the Red Light District, that means it's REALLY loud at night - shouts, drunks, and that sort of thing - and you just can't go out on the streets after 9PM, 'cause it will be ONLY perverted men and drug dealing everywhere. I've only saw boys in the hotel, including shouting and banging doors in the middle of the night. They don't have room service and a stairway to hell that's almost a climbing will be waiting for you to go up and down. They also separate the building in two: one for non-smoking and another for smoking. But the reception is only on the non-smoking building, so if you need something at night, you'll have to show up for the pervs. You also have to pay for the breakfast and it is too simple for the price. Better to go downstairs and ask for a croissant at the bakery next door.

Although, the bed was really comfortable, they have a nice shower and friendly staff. But I just don't think that will cover up all that I just said. Choose a hotel further from Dam Square and stay okay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Booked a DFDS mini cruise and opted for one night in amsterdam with my dad. stayed at this hotel. It was clean, was extremely central with no noise at all. the stairs were very steep but this is the case with everywhere in amsterdam. The breakfast was a bit basic, cuppa bread roll and some gouda but for price was spot on. Would go again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Damstraat 22, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #176 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel De Gerstekorrel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for an excellent central location with friendly service and extras like breakfast in bed? Then choose Hotel de Gerstekorrel, where guests return year after year! Our 32 room hotel offers single rooms, 2 persons rooms, triple rooms as well as four persons rooms - come alone, with a friend, the whole family or a group of friends!Smoking rooms are available in the hotel by advance request. Hotel de Gerstekorrel is a popular and modern hotel close to the famous Dam Square, shopping streets such as De Kalverstraat, the canals, wonderful restaurants and unforgettable nightlife. Do you come for a concert in Ziggo Dome or Heineken music hall? Or want to see the Music Awards? Interested in football stadium Arena, Ajax? Stay with us and you easily reach all these places by public transportation.The famous Amsterdam museums - newly opened Stedelijk Museum and new Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, Van Gogh and several other museums and art galleries are also close by. ... more   less 
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