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Hotel The Exchange Amsterdam


Damrak 50, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Fantastic, 4.0
Based on 789 Guest reviews
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A fashion-themed Amsterdam hotel, displaying fantastic attention to detail and serious flair, located in the city centre.

Stood proudly on Damrak, Hotel The Exchange Amsterdam is situated midway between Centraal Station – the main access point from Schiphol Airport to the city centre – and Dam Square. The Royal Palace, Bijenkorf, Madame Tussauds and Kalverstraat are all a short walk down Damrak from here, and the Red Light District is a five minute walk to the east of the hotel. Trams run along Damrak and also along nearby Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, connecting to Leidseplein, Museumplein and beyond.

A vibrant accommodation with a particular love of fashion, The Exchange Hotel has been developed in collaboration with AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute). Complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property and reception is open 24 hours a day. A fully non-smoking property, the hotel has an electronic key card system and 24 hour security, as well as access for disabled guests. Services on offer include fax, concierge, laundry and flexible check-in/out.

The rooms in Hotel The Exchange Amsterdam have been ‘dressed’ as models for a catwalk show by graduates and alumni of AMFI. The standard ranges from one to five stars and follow themes such as the romantic ‘Marie Antoinette’ and the minimalist ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. All rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities and are equipped with amenities that include an LCD television, a work desk and a telephone. A maid service, wake-up calls, hypo-allergenic bedding and a turndown service are also available.

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Fantastic, 4
789 Guest reviews
  • Location 4.5
  • Value 3.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 4
  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Sleep quality 4
A TripAdvisor Member Cairo, Egypt May 2015 Easytobook traveller
 "Very Poor"
When I booked through the Internet, the hotel was graded as a 3 stars hotel.
I was given a terrible room upon arrival. So w decided to leave. So they gave us a slightly better room. Then we complained the following morning. So we were give a better room.
We have been told upon our departure that the hotel has different room rates from 1 star to 5 stars !!!!!!!!!!!
This is new to me after 40 years of traveling.
To cut it short, I will never, even think, of staying in this hotel again
A TripAdvisor Member Jerusalem, Israel Individual traveler September 2014 Easytobook traveller
 "Just Nice"
I've stayed in a 3 stars room, and from the description of the hotel I expected my room to be something special, but it was just covered with pink curtains and black ribbons, which felt a bit simple comparing to the other photos I've seen, plus it felt a bit dusty.
Of course it was more special than the average hotel room, but it felt a bit overpriced.
The location is great - about 7 minutes walk from the central station, so it was very easy to get a tram/bus to almost anywhere in the city, and getting a train back to the airport with no need for a cab. Plus it is just on the main tourist street, so there's a lot of things to do around but yet it is pretty quiet in your room.
The only real problem I've had was loud music from one of the stores below the hotel which was carried to my room through the ventilation holes, and was stopped only at 10pm when the store closed. Seemed like it was the first time someone complained about this issue... Anyway, the staff was very kind and helpful.
Overall - a nice and comfortable stay, nothing more, nothing less.
J S Amsterdam Spouse/partner September 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Funky hotel with great service"
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was very funky and modern. Loved the fluffy bedding!! Hotel location is central to everything. I was super happy to find out that it is in the shopping district and had a great time doing bargain shopping!!
Kate D Amsterdam Spouse/partner July 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Fantastic unique hotel"
Great location. Fabulous rooms and service. The room was cleaned daily and fresh towels provided. Cafe and shop next door where also great. Very helpful and friendly staff. All you need for a great stay in Amsterdam.
A TripAdvisor Member Amsterdam Spouse/partner May 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Perfect location"
Stayed here just one night, checked in around midnight and left by 11am so it really was just a spot to sleep. That being said it was perfectly clean and tidy. Excellent location close to main station. We stayed in a 1 star room but it was all we needed. We were going to an all day festival so they did see if they could accommodate an early check in when we arrived at 10.30am but the place was full. They did store our bags though and were very helpful regarding directions.
megan m Amsterdam Group of friends January 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Great location for seeing the city"
Great hotel location just a few minutes walk from the train station, 5 minutes to Dam square and the red light district. Comfy beds and room was clean but basic (stayed in 2/3 star) no breakfast included but that's fine as we wanted to explore different places on offer and you can go to the joining cafe next door if you don't want to look for somewhere. It's card only so make sure you don't only have cash you can pay in euro or sterling. Friendly and helpful staff. Windows were a bit draughty but apart from that great stay
Gareth H Amsterdam Group of friends November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Thank you"
Thank you for good accomodation during my stay The hotel wass clean and allowed easy access to the area. We stayed under a special value deal which was really appreciated as it allowed more spending money !
Angela C Amsterdam Spouse/partner November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Quirky place to stay and very central."
Not so much a hotel more a building with rooms each with their own star rating. Each room has been designed by art students and entirely different. We had a 5 star room on the 7th floor which was both spacious and quiet and covered in hessian! Not so sure it would be quite so quiet on the lower floors. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the bathroom had good quality toiletries and bathrobes and always lots of instant hot water. Staff were able to book us advance tickets for various museums with no problem for the same day which is worth doing to avoid the queues. Recommended if you don't mind quirky rooms.
Anonymous Amsterdam Group of friends November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Weekend break"
I wanted a place on Damrak, comfortable, quiet, good price and customer focussed rather than to make as much as they can. This place ticks all boxes. Was lucky enough to get the Marie Antoinette room. Fabulous. Warm, quiet, good wet room. Only downside was no chair so had to raise the corsetry to sit on the bed. Staff are excellent. No problem in leaving bags before checkin or after checkout. Food next door is really tasty but a little on the expensive side, but local Amsterdamers use it so must be good. I want to tell people how good this place is...but also want to keep it to myself!
JANET F Amsterdam September 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "exchange hotel"
beautiful hotel spotlessly clean best hotel bed i've slept in friendly staff. downside it was very noisy even for a city hotel but enjoyed Amsterdam very much
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 Check-in: From 15:00 Check-out: Until 12:00
 Payment:           Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB
Note: the hotel can pre-authorize your card before arrival; they check for sufficient funds in order to guarantee your booking.
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Paid Parking (Self-service), Indoor parking, Public parking, Paid parking, Outdoor Parking
Paid parking is possible near the hotel.
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 61
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Luggage storage
  • Late check-out
  • Express check-in/out
  • Wedding Services
  • Tours/ticket Assistance
  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour security
  • Babysitting
  • Car rental desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Theatre desk
  • Wake-up calls
  • Ironing service
  • VIP facilities
  • Fax service
  • Tourist information
General facilities:
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Breakfast Available (surcharge)
  • City maps
  • Historic building
  • Electronic key card
Extra common areas:
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Non-smoking area (generic)
  • Health food restaurant
  • Reading lounge
Business facilities:
  • Business center
Wellness facilities:
  • Massage services
  • Gift shop
Food & beverage:

Restaurant Stock is located in the same building and serves breakfast until late.

Important information & conditions:

This accommodation offers discounted parking rates.

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