We booked our stay at The Exchange for 2 nights as part of their 50% off opening promotion. We were in a '2 Star Comfort' room which was covered entirely in a mauve fabric, ruffled down the walls. The lighting for the room came from 4 beaded chandeliers, which gave a warm feeling to the room.The bed was huge and comfortable and took up most of the room. The bathroom had an open shower, and always had clean towels and shampoo.
The common areas were interesting as well, with a sewing machine set up for use, and winding staircases that linked to each floor, making every level feel like a maze.
The staff were friendly and helpful, providing a map of Amsterdam when we arrived. The cafe and store located next door were also interesting, stocked with a variety of design items.
The location is fantastic, right on the Damrak. It was easy to find from Amsterdam-Centraal train station, and made getting around the city very simple. It was also handy to have the hotel located so centrally, as we could come back for a break from the cold throughout the day.
Overall really enjoyed our 3 nights at The Exchange. A great place, great location and would stay here again, but probably not worth more than we paid with the 50% discount.
- 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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