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Hotel de Gerstekorrel Amsterdam

Central Amsterdam



100% of guests recommend Hotel de Gerstekorrel Amsterdam.

Damstraat 22, Amsterdam Map

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Hotel de Gerstekorrel Amsterdam is situated in the Damstraat. Amsterdam's renowned attractions are easy to reach from here. The Dam Square is only 50 metres away, and Amsterdam Central Station, the Red Light District, the Kalverstraat shopping street and the Nieuwendijk are just a few minutes walk away. You simply won't find a better location. The hotel is known for its excellent service. The reception staff are multilingual and will be happy to assist you with tourist information or bike hire.

All single, double/twin, triple and quad rooms were refurbished in 2016 and come with a bathroom with a shower and toilet, hairdryer, television, a telephone, and tea and coffee facilities. You can request a quietly situated room at the back of the hotel, or a room at the front with a view of the vibrant city life. Please note that there is no elevator and that there are narrow staircases, typical for Amsterdam buildings. All the rooms in the hotel are different, the room published on the picture cannot be guaranteed.


You will find countless opportunities to help fill your day in the direct vicinity of the hotel. For instance, you can take a tour of the Wallen and learn all about the interesting and intriguing history of this old area of Amsterdam. Or take a roundtrip through Amsterdam's canals and enjoy the stunning views.

Food and Drink

The takeaway breakfast, if included in your reservation, is served from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and includes a selection of muffins and a smoothie, and coffee or tea.

Facilities and rules Hide Show
Number of rooms



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from 00:00 until 10:30

Children & extra beds

Children/extra beds: One child up to 4 years of age can stay in the parents' room free of charge, providing an extra bed is not required. A cot is available at €5 per night.

Important information

  • The hotel has a steep staircase and does not have a lift. As such, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.

  • Guests are required to bring the credit card used for the booking to the hotel and show an ID upon check-in.
    -A damage deposit of EUR 50 - 150 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.


Free Wi-Fi

Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.


The hotel does not have a private car park.

Public parking

Public car park: The nearest public car park is only 250 meters away.


Not allowed

  • 24-hour reception

  • Family Rooms

  • Fax/Copy machine

  • Groups / On request

  • Luggage storage

  • Breakfast


    Food and Drink
  • Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Snacks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.

    Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 171 guests

    100% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    D Braine
    Friends november 2014


    The rooms looked exactly how they were shown online, the beds were extremely comfortable and the service was great.

    If you have a heavy suitcase hope your not on the top floor, there is no lift and a lot of steps but apart from that it was great

    “My tip: We really enjoyed Amsterdam, speak to some locals about what they think would be a good places to visit as it is all very overwhelming.”


    O Halldorsdottir
    Families with older children juni 2014

    perfect location simple but nice hotel

    The location was great, we stayed in a room on the first floor, exactly what I expected from the pictures and what we knew before we went there. The staff is super friendly.

    nothing negative in my opinion. We had what we paid for.


    Friends maart 2013

    Clean, Comfy, Centrally Located Hotel with Friendly, Helpful Staff!

    The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Each member of the staff was very kind and helpful, they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and find our way around the city. The location was right in dam square, a very close walk from centraal station, it was easy to get everyone on foot or by tram.

    It was slightly more than we wanted to pay but we did love the hotel and the staff and location were great.

    “My tip: We went to the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and the Heineken Experience. All very tourist things to do but all very worth it in my opinion, I loved everyone of them.”


    Young couples januari 2013

    Great location for a comfy smoking stay

    Smoking Rooms Great Location

    Lots of thin windy stairs hard with luggage

    “My tip: CAU Steakhouse Too many great coffeeshops to name ”


    Travelling alone november 2012

    clean, friendly, but noisy

    Staff were friendly and helpful

    Hotel was quite noisy


    Young couples augustus 2011

    Not bad.

    Location location location. This is really what you are paying for. Front desk was very nice and helPful and a bag room to keep your bags in

    I cannot overstate how hot our room was. Even with the door open and a fan blowing we still couldn't sleep. Also it is a very small room with not a lot of room to put your bags. Tiny shower.


    Travelling alone juli 2011

    Central but loud

    Central location

    Very loud! The location has its tribute. Party noice from the street until 3:30 am and cleaning and delivery noice from 6:00 am on.


    Ruby Leung
    Families with older children maart 2011

    Convenient but very basic

    It is very conveniently located.

    The bathroom is so small that it was difficult to keep my clothes dry when I take a shower. The furniture in the room was quite basic and really much used. The carpet needed changing or at least a good clean.


    Gerard O'Malley
    Other februari 2011

    enjoyed my trip and will return again

    Excellent Male receptionist.... always pleased to welcome you.... such a great guy...who worked long hours

    Lack of replacement towels... even though I stayed for four days


    Jennifer Lee
    Young couples december 2010

    the bed & pillows are comfortable, clean, no funny smell or bugs. the location is very convinience - near to tourist attractions, plenty of food around, close to train station, not too near to redlight districts but not too far so can walk comfortably and safely if want to view/experience the redlight environments.

    the size of room is small but not a surprise because we read the review beforehand but it is ok for us (average asian size/height). water pressure was relative low but manageable perhaps because our room was at 4th floor. Climbling up the steep small stairs can be challenging especially with heavy bagpacks but the plus point is - quiet -away from streets sounds.


    Families with older children oktober 2010

    Excellent location, very helpful and helpful staff.

    Location right in the middle of the excitement of Amsterdam Central.



    Jeffery Harp
    Families with older children juni 2010

    Another excellent Amsterdam adventure.

    The location was excellent! The reception staff were friendly, professional and very helpful. The hotel was well maintained and serviced regularly. All in all, our room was just right.

    Street side noise - not unbearable, but present. Steps might be a problem for someone with mobility issues - not horrible for Amsterdam, but certainly something to consider.


    Andrew Nicol
    Travelling alone april 2010

    Amsterdam's best kept secret

    Great location, excellent staff, good value for money

    The room was very warm, the fan provided helped, but I'm sure it wouldn't be enough in the height of summer.


    john oneill
    Friends december 2009

    super hotel

    the hotel is right in the heart of amsterdam right beside dam square,(about 5 mins walk from the red light area) i would recommend it to anyone, the hotel is very clean and warm and the hotel staff were very helpfull./ friendly..the room was cleaned every day and was spotless.. i would like to thank every-one at the hotel very much for making our stay brill.... good luck

    prob, the only bad point i could nit pick about was the stairs (no lift). not for the older person or any one with a phys, ailement..


    Alexandru Manu
    Friends november 2009

    Great hotel for a city break in Amsterdam

    Excelent location, right in the heart of Amsterdam


    Roman Glowacki
    Young couples november 2009

    single room

    Center of the city. Exellent localisation.

    Very little room. Leaky windows and noise from the street. The bed is very flaccid.


    Jill White
    Travelling alone juli 2009

    I would recommend the hotel, but be aware of how cramped it is.

    The location was excellent, and the reception staff were most helpful. The room was clean.

    The room was very small. It has the tiniest shower that I have ever used. It did get quite noisy during the night. I had to borrow the remote control for the TV, and because of the way the TV was positioned, it was very difficult to view.


    Friends juli 2009

    very basic, but very clean and central

    Bed sheets and towels were really clean and perfectly white, not a single stain (could not say the same for the curtains, that were really dirty). Also, no mice whatsoever, which was absolutely great!!! Couldn\'t be any more central, perfect location. All in all, very basic, but a million times cleaner than another 4 hotels I have stayed in during the years. Staff at the reception very helpful, polite and lovely.

    We were on the third floor, three very steep flight of stairs (52 steps in total, we counted them!), but that is typical of Amsterdam. If you have problems with stairs you should ask for a room on the ground/first floor, regardless of which hotel you stay in.


    Calvin Munro
    Travelling alone mei 2009

    Good value. Great location. Would stay again. Thanks

    Very happy with the accommodation and service provided. Appreciated the friendly staff.

    One small thing. No soap supplied in the room.


    Robert Puh
    Families with young children mei 2009

    Perfect location, not so perfect hygiene

    Location is perfect

    Smell of cigaretes in room, Terible smell in bathroom!


    Friends maart 2009

    My review of Hotel de Gerstekorrel Amsterdam

    The hotel is in a great location and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Unfortunately my matress was alot bigger than the base so this resulted in an uncomfortable sleep. One day I came back and noticed blood on my cover, then the next two nights there was sick on there also, which I can assure you wasn\'t me. I also found Pizza and chips under my bed which again wasn\'t me. But as mentioned above the staff were great, and the two people i travelled with had no complaints about their bed, it seems I was the unfortunate one. The hotel was by no means the worse hotel you could stay at whilst in Amsterdam though.


    ben powell
    Groups maart 2009

    thank you will be staying later on in the year

    no hassel booking or using the hotel staff very friendly ! .

    stairs haha


    Friends maart 2009

    A great place to stay

    Great location and very friendly staff. Would definitely stay there again

    Bring shampoo and soap since they don\'t supply you with anything but hand soap. The rest you have to pay for.


    Hardip Patel
    Groups maart 2009





    Travelling alone november 2008

    great location, good stay

    Amazing location, couldn\'t be more central. Good clean room, same about the bathroom. A satisfactory experience.

    View from the window (i was in the smokers\' wing) very poor but surely that\'s not a major problem? Maybe for the price you could expect a little more in the room in terms of extras (minibar, dvd player, cable tv..)

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    Damstraat 22, 1012JM Amsterdam