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“Didn't even get the apartment we booked.”
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Damrak Apartments
Ranked #294 of 343 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 April 2012

We booked this apartment 4 months in advance as we thought it was ideal for 6 of us. Upon arrival we were told the toilets were out of order as there was a sewage problem we would have to have another. This other apartment wasn't even on Damrak, we had to get a bus there as walking would take a while! Not only was our apartment not the one we'd booked but it wasn't even the 6 bed we had booked but 4! We were offered a mattress and that was it. Whilst passing damrak apartments we did notice all apartments looked occupied after being told they all had sewage problems. I'm sure damrak apartments are lovely, shame we never got to see them. It just put a downer on our trip having to travel far more than we expected to, and the trams aren't cheap!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Having stayed in Amsterdam several times over the years we know that to get the best out of your experience and value for money you should stay in an apartment. Based on 4 of us sharing for 3 nights the apartment worked out at about £35.00 each per night, which was cheaper than the 2 hotels that our other friends stayed in and we also benefited from having our own space to come and go as we pleased and to buy our own food and beer (thus sidestepping the usual 10 Euro breakfasts and 6 Euro beers!).

We stayed in Damrak apartments last year and again in March 2012 and this is my first review, both times the apartments have been very spacious, fully equipped and clean and are in a perfect location with a great view over Damrak, within a stones throw from the station, RLD and Damrak, as well as the coffee shops and bars near Barney's on the other side of Damrak (well worth checking out).
We didnt have any visits from furry creatures while we there, I can only imagine that this is an issue throughout Amsterdam due to the age, structure & positioning of the buildings, and if you are told not to leave food lying about, then don't!
Also, in response to some of the comments about the stairs etc up to the apartment, IMO The entrance to the apartment is by far...the FUNNIEST entrance to a property I have EVER experienced!! I can't even describe - it must be walked to be believed! (Up and down, over a bridge, through a door into Narnia!) So, yeh it's a bit of a trek from your frontdoor to the street but I think you've got to get into the spirit of things when you're in Dam and if you do...it will be a running joke of your trip! :D Also, the coffeeshop underneath is very handy for a quick stop and emits a lovely smell as you walk to your front door! Loads of pool tables and football on upstairs too which is always a bonus!

Last but not least, a big special thank you to our greeter, Cabral, who went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed for an amazing trip!! We will definitely back a third time and probably a fourth...and a fifth... :))

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We were group of six, with other friends staying nearby in other accomodation.

Our apartment (5c) was massive, with high ceilings ... a large lounge area, with corner sofa, TV, stereo, kitchen area .. two bedrooms & two extra fold up beds, a large bathroom area with walk in shower & separate bathroom. It is ideal if you are in a large group as there is pleanty of space ,with big glass windows overlooking the harbour! :)

We were booked in as we attended the Innovation in the Dam weekend so for our purpose the flat was great for the location (right on the strip near & near the train station) the coffee shop downstairs was also very good - best one we went too!! ...

To get to the apartment was a bit of a mission .. but thats expected with the Dam!!!

Ive seen other comments on here about mice, but the man did say keep all food away which we did & had no problems! there was also free wifi there!!!

although not 5* & would not recommned to families as it is next to a coffeeshop so the mariuana smell was quite strong when going between the buildings .. this is definately a good place to stop for young people wanting to get out and experience Amsterdam! :) we all were very happy - our place did become the main place for entertaining as it was so big.

Room Tip: we stayed in apartment 5c... its on the top floor .. but worth the walk when you get to it i would...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Access is difficult up and down around six sets of stairs which are narrow. Hauling your luggage is a challenge.

The rooms themselves are good with comfortable beds and bunks for kids. The walkway to the apartment is next to a coffee shop, with a atmosphere of pure marijuana.

The apartment has moderate noise though seems to stop at around 11pm.

The chairs at our table were mostly broken, and thus uncomfortable. There is the usual kitchen and implements. The bathroom was good.

The location makes it acceptable.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

We booked this 1 of 5 apartments for 24th July 2011 for 3 nights. Looked nice from 1st impressions even though getting into the apartment was a feat in it's self. We were told NOT to leave food out as WE would attract mice. But there were already mice...uugh disgusting dropping behind the fridge and on the cooker. This low budget apartment had broken furniture (Apartment no 5) cracked glasses and rickety bunkbeds in the 2nd bedroom. Being 4 adults we were not informed this apartment is better for a family than 4 adults. Bunkbeds that swayed as you tried to climb in them...no space to put the mattress on the floor in bedroom so we slept in the room and woke to a mouse running around the room and climbing on the work tops. We have contacted the apartment but...they have refused to get back in touch to explain or offer a part refund. Give this one a wide berth...i can only advise.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2015
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Room Tip: Nosotros estuvimos en el 5A y totalmente recomendable por la ubicación, vistas y luminosidad debido...
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile
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  • Stayed: April 2014
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Address: Haringpakkerssteeg 5a - 5f, 1012 LR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
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Ranked #294 of 343 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 6
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