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“GREAT LOCATION, creative, tiny, clean, design, comfortable”
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Hotel The Exchange
Ranked #108 of 365 Hotels in Amsterdam
Weert, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
“GREAT LOCATION, creative, tiny, clean, design, comfortable”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Location is in the middle of the busy city centre on 3 minutes walking distance from central station, 1 minute from tram station and 5 minutes from Dam square and shopping streets. Usually you find very overpriced, supertiny, dusty, touristy hotels here. I was suprised to find a more creative looking space here. Our mid price room room was very light and minimalistic (I was a bit disappointed after seeing other photo examples of different rooms) but also creatively decorated. Very tiny corridors on your way to the room (but with tiny elevator as well). Room is basic (could use a water cooker), but the bed and shower were clean and comfortable! Our room was at the side of the street but I had no noise on a Friday evening. Very nice and helpful staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

As written in the title, this hotel is all you need to spend a really good holiday in Amsterdam.
This hotel is clean, you can sleep very well, the rooms are large enough to contains all your stuff to spend some days in this marvelous city and the staff is young and gentle. Remarkable also the availability to keep your baggage until check-in (we arrived at 9 am, check-in is at 3 pm) and after check-out (check-out is at 12 am, we picked up our baggage at 4 pm).
And the position is the cherry on the cake! 5 min from rail station and simply in the middle of the city center!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

I booked the Hotel Exhange as a surprise for my friends 30th birthday in January. I was attracted to it by the reviews of its quirky decoration and because we were two females travelling alone, its central location. The hotel delivered in both respects. It is a mere five minutes walk from the Amsterdam Central station on the Damrak from which we were able to access all the parts of Amsterdam we wanted to explore.The red light district and the main square are both only about 3 minutes away.

I initially booked a 1* room but decided last minute to treat ourselves to an upgrade. We were offered upgrades to 4 and 5 star rooms so I opted for the 4star for a reasonable extra fee.

The room we got was very large, with quirky curtained walls and a small (almost) balcony overlooking Damrak. We had no trouble at all with traffic noise. The bathroom wasn't huge but was much bigger than other hotels ive stayed in and was well laid out and more than sufficient for our stay. Although there were no hairdryers in the hotel this was resolved with a phone call to reception and one was delivered within minutes. When that one wasn't blowing hot air another was delivered extremely promptly followed shortly after by an iron! We also couldn't find the towels when we arrived (they were there but on an obscure rack in the bathroom) and these were also delivered very promptly - I can honestly say we were quite demanding customers and received rapid helpful service at every opportunity!

The only thing I could perceive that could be a problem with this hotel is that it is in a traditional dutch building with very steep stairs. This may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, although there is a lift. I would mention any mobility issues upon booking as some rooms still require you to negotiate small staircases to get to once you reach the correct floor.

If I go back to Amsterdam I will without a doubt stay here and would confidently book a lower starred room than the excellent 4* room we had!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

This has to be one of the best locations to stay in Amsterdam - Right next to the Dam Square on Damrak and short walk away from De Wallen.

This is a no frills hotel and they don't even take cash (they don't have a till there) but I would definitely recommend purely because of the location

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Comfiest bed I've ever slept in!

Very stylish and clean rooms.

Really friendly and helpful hotel staff.

Excellent location, less than 5 minute walks to Dam Square, Red Light District and Centraal Station.

Really couldn't rate this place highly enough, let alone that it only cost £67 for a saturday night. Superb value.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

I absolutely loved this hotel, the location couldn't have been better and the quirky design of the hotel was brilliant, we even got a free upgrade! would definitely stay here again! also the beds are incredibly comfy one of the best I've slept in!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

I've stayed in the Exchange in February/14 and me and my wife were really suprised. It looks really small from the outside but apparently they have more than 50 rooms. We had a really early flight and we went to drop our bags before the check-in time and around 10/11 in the morning we got the great news that our room was available due the bad weather in Amsterdam.
Besides our luck, the Hotel stays on the main Dam Square and it is a really short walk (5 mins) to the Amsterdam Centraal (train station), straight accross the Red Light District and 15 mins walk to the Anne Frank Museum.
Room was very clean and although the room was small it was really charming with its wet-room (decorated by architech students)...
We are now recommending this Hotel to all our friends and if we come back to Amsterdam we will defo look for a room in the same place.

Room Tip: One block from the busy part of the Red Light District but not in a noisy area
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel The Exchange
Address: Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #108 of 365 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 an independent fashion hotel in the heart of Amsterdam's city centre, that playfully weaves together hotel design with fashion in unique rooms. Free WiFi is offered and accommodation varies from budget to five star rooms.Each room has been designed by graduates and alumni of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). Flat-screen satellite TV is provided. The modern bathroom comes with a bath tub or shower. Hotel The Exchange includes a 24-hour reception and a ticket service. Our guests can enjoy breakfast all day at our on-site Stock café. Hotel The Exchange is 300 metres from Dam Square. Amsterdam Central Station is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel and offers direct connections by train, tram and metro all over the city. Hotel The Exchange is a 5-minute walk from the shopping street Kalverstraat as well as the Nine Streets area, the Jordaan district, and the Anne Frank House. Hotel The Exchange is a great choice for guests interested in food, nightlife and sightseeing. ... more   less 
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