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Review of Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B

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Amsterdam Cribs Red Light B&B
Ranked #101 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

just came back from a couple of days at the Cribs and loved it.
we stayed a couple of months ago in another place but when i called to book it was full and gave the number for the Cribs and it was even better than the one i called originally.
The position couldnt be better, right bang in the middle of the red light district, we took it because you can smoke, but when we saw that it was a studio flat and not just a room we hit the jackpot. we where lucky to have a sunny hot day and you cannot put a price on sitting on by the balcony overlooking the canal and the boats and the red light in front of you, with a smoke on one hand and a cold beer in the other, you couldnt do that even in the most expensive hotel in amsterdam and it was cheaper than a B&B. definitely recommend and cant wait to book it again

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Luisa S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This has a brilliant location and rooms were a decent size. Happy we could smoke in the room. The staff there however where late to let us in. Stayed with us in our room upstairs and had late night people over who broke out front door. They were also late to give us back deposit money after banging on the door for ages to wake them up. Would have stayed in another place if the location wasn't so brilliant.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kiwibooth
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for Queens Day 2013 which is a great time to visit Amsterdam, have booked again for 2014 kings day as its basically like having your own apartment in a great location.

I go to Amsterdam every year and think I've found a gem here.

Clean and tidy with hob/fridge/sink and a few kitchen bits/TV/DVD/Nice bathroom. Balcony looking over the canal and really chilled out landlord who gave us a few tips for where the good parties were.

Can smoke in the rooms too if that's your ting, the stairs are obviously steep like everywhere ..and you are in the RLD so it's never going to be silent outside but that's the whole point in staying in this type of location.

Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sam B
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

it was our first time in Amsterdam and i feel like we did it right! my best friend and i took this trip for my 40th birthday and we had a blast. the flat is perfectly located right in the middle of the redlight and we will definitly stay here again!
Mike and Natasha were great! they gave us some great recommendations and were really nice. next time i wanna check out your DJ skills Natasha!!!
we were in the basement and the flat was perfect, 2 nice sized bedrooms, bathroom was great and living area was nice and comfy!

Room Tip: i'm a big dude and the basement was perfect,,,no stairs!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank heavyd72
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Stockport
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank RestaurantManager702
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ads
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Edinburgh
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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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BenPaton
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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 #101 of 216 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 
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