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“Great room and great location”
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Hotel The Exchange
Ranked #109 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
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91 reviews
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“Great room and great location”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had a short stay in Amsterdam so our requirement were that it be nice and clean, and a good location. This hotel met that perfectly!

The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Central Station and very easy to find. Look for the Victoria Hotel sign and walk up the road (Damrak) that is along the left side of the hotel. The entrance is tiny, only as wide as the door, but easy to find if you keep your eyes open.

Our room was on the 1st floor (2nd for Americans) and there are stairs or a small lift.

The room (the handbag themed room) was well laid out and comfortable. The shower and sink were in one room, but with plenty of room to shower and keep the other half dry. It was clean and well maintained, and the towels were nicer than in some US hotels. The toilet was in a separate room, and had a window to outside (frosted glass though). Our beds were comfortable and the blackout shade worked well as our room faced the street. There were plenty of outlets and lights, and a rack with plenty of hangers for our clothes. There is a safe in the room, and a desk, and a regular hairdryer (not a wimpy wall mounted one). The TV had a clock built into the bottom of it, which is nice.

The hotel is a short walk to Dam Square as well.

It is a lively area, a bit loud late at night, but we knew that and so no complaints at all. The vending machine does sell ear plugs, along with beer, wine, etc.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelTheExchange, General Manager at Hotel The Exchange, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to read that you had a great time at Hotel The Exchange. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Hotel The Exchange Team
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Briey, France
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Very beautiful hostel , smiling staff but a little bit expensive, really the bare minimum in our room(chamber). Fantastic geographic situation, Kalverstraat and .Dam, just one step from central station and tram.
Really nice!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelTheExchange, General Manager at Hotel The Exchange, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Frederic, thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Hotel The Exchange Team
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Typical Amsterdam Hotel with it's narrow entrance and steep staircase. Clever design ideas in the rooms and great bathrooms. The wet bathroom idea works well provided you remember to take the towels out before you shower. Noted that the bathroom dries within and hour of use. Loved the tiles with the tyre tread pattern, very unique. The bistro attached to the hotel is great for breakfast and afternoon snacks. The 2 star rooms are very small but perfectly adequate for a short break. Staff were always friendly and cheerful.

Room Tip: 2 star very small so if you don't travel light, book a 4 star!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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HotelTheExchange, General Manager at Hotel The Exchange, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Chris, thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay in a 2 star room. Thank you for the compliments about the tiles. We produced them in collaboration with Mosa - a tile fabric in the south of Holland. We hope to see you again in Amsterdam. Kind regards, Hotel The Exchange Team
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Absolutely great!
Enjoyed the location and absolutely fantastic room design.
Elevators system is probably not the simplest in the world, you have to switch elevators to get to the floors 3-7, but that's what could be done in historical building, I think.
General impression: perfect for me and my gf.
Will recommend for those who comes to Amsterdam for entertainments and main attractions of this fantastic city.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelTheExchange, General Manager at Hotel The Exchange, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thank you very much for your positive review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you again in Amsterdam. Kind regards, Hotel The Exchange Team
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Exchange is literally right in the middle of everything in Amsterdam! The location is the equivalent to staying in Time Square on Broadway in NYC. It is within a block of the red light district, two to three blocks of the main railway station and within reasonable walking district to any attraction within the canal zone including the Anne Frank house and the Heineken brewery.

I read a lot of the reviews of the hotel prior to booking and decided on an upgraded, superior room for a larger size since we were travelling with our 2 year old and had a stroller. The room was super clean, quite spacious and the bed was comfortable. There was plenty of room for both a crib (provided by the hotel), a stroller and 3 backpacks. The staff was excellent and very nice. They confirmed our reservation a week prior and had a crib ready to go in the room as requested. There's a great little cafe next to/ part of the hotel that serves breakfast, lunch and coffee. **Tip, if you like larger cups of coffee or need more caffeine, order either a cappuccino or a cafe latte as even the cafe American is a tiny cup of excellent coffee.

The only caution I will give anyone is the location. While the location is fantastic for proximity and great for 1st time visitors to Amsterdam, it is a madhouse on Damtrak for people and bicycles. It is a sea of people in every direction at all times of day coming right out of the hotel. While that may appeal to a lot of people, I will choose a less hectic location upon return, but I loved the hotel and very glad we chose it.

Room Tip: If space is a priority book a superior room, otherwise the regular rooms are fine. Our friend trave...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HotelTheExchange, General Manager at Hotel The Exchange, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to read that you had such a great time with your family in Amsterdam. We hope to see you back in Hotel The Exchange. If you prefer a less hectic location in Amsterdam, the team of our sister hotel is looking forward to welcoming you there. Kind regards, Hotel The Exchange Team
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Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Hotel The exchange is located at a very good place, which is closed to many famous attractions.
Due to the good location and the acceptable price, the room size is not large and the layout is very creative.

Room Tip: I choose the two-star room which is acceptable
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelTheExchange, General Manager at Hotel The Exchange, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear Kurtlin, thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the central location of the hotel. Kind regards, Hotel The Exchange Team
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Highly interesting, comfortable, clean rooms. We had everything we needed and the staff were very helpful and friendly. They sell tickets for a few tourist attractions from the hotel reception so you can queue jump some things - one being Van Gogh musuem, very helpful. Would definitely recommend a stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelTheExchange, General Manager at Hotel The Exchange, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Olivia, thank you for your positive review. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Hotel The Exchange Team
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Property: Hotel The Exchange
Address: Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #109 of 367 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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