The Cribs was definitely a memorable place to stay. You can't beat the location for the price. I booked through the website and got an immediate email confirmation. The email had clear directions from the Amsterdam train station and they were spot on (10-15 min walk). We arrived very early but we were still able to store our bags, get our room keys, and grab a quick lunch. By the time we finished lunch our room was ready.
There is no actual sign indicating the Cribs B & B, but it is right where they say it is in their emailed directions. Look for the White door on the left. As other people have noted, the stairs are very steep leading up to the rooms. Not for the physically impaired in any way. It was the perfect place to stay for a couple friends partying in Amsterdam. We stayed in the Purple Haze room and they had pipes and bongs aplenty for guest usage. There is a coffee shop right next door to the Cribs, but there are much better spots within easy walking distance including the Green House.
There was no mention of breakfast so I would refer to the Cribs as hotel or hostel. We stayed for two nights and they didn't make up our room either. We were two guys so it wasn't a big deal for us but worth noting. Also, the hotel is right on a main street so it does get a little noisy. It's a no frills, cheap place perfect for a couple days of debauchery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amsterdam Cribs B&B is a smoker's friendly place, geared towards people looking to explore the city at a laid back pace. It's a great alternative to a typical budget hotel or a crowded hostel dorm. All our rooms are private and equipped with cable TV/DVD and a shower/toilet. We are located in the heart of Amsterdam, just five minutes walk from the Dam Square, Royal Palace, and the Red Light District. Note: The Cribs has a narrow and winding stairway, which may not be suitable for the elderly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Cribs Hotel Amsterdam