We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“Strictly good vibes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B
Ranked #116 of 219 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Stockport
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Strictly good vibes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Myself and a group of friends stayed here last month for 4nights and 5days. Having been to Amsterdam before and not remembering an awful lot of it, this time I used this place as a base and explored a lot during the day. By night I went looking for filth and found lots of it. Studio 80 for a tech night was a particular highlight. The location is wicked for a group of 20something lads. The red light district is right there and depending on what kind of thing you might be looking for in such an area it could be pretty much ideal. Plenty of coffee shops, cafes, bars etc too. You pay a little more then you woud be doing in a hostel but this is all good as you got your own space.. Personally I thought that was a good call. Would I use it again.. Most certainly would.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RestaurantManager702
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    14
    6
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
1
3
Solo
0
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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
Helpful?
Thank ads
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edinburgh
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank BenPaton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

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
Helpful?
2 Thank Hasan04
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Redwood City, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Helpful?
2 Thank Mike D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

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
Helpful?
4 Thank Jessiebutler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 !!
See more room tips
  • 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
Helpful?
6 Thank ads
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Amsterdam hotels
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Royal Taste Hotel Amsterdam
Royal Taste Hotel Amsterdam
#228 of 363 in Amsterdam
3.5 of 5 stars 111 reviews
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Rho Hotel
Rho Hotel
#141 of 363 in Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 stars 2,071 reviews
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Hotel Luxer
Hotel Luxer
#59 of 363 in Amsterdam
4.5 of 5 stars 895 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Hotel The Crown
Hotel The Crown
#184 of 219 in Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 stars 206 reviews
Red Light District (De Wallen)
St Christopher's at Winston Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B

Property: Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 41, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 219 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Amsterdam Cribs Red Light Hotel Amsterdam

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing