Gerstekorrel  2 stars

Damstraat 22-24, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1012 JM  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Service is excellent - Perfect price - No lift nor lobby - Recommend it
  • Hotel is very central - Cafes and restaurants nearby - Breakfast was basic - No parking
  • 10 mins from central station - Staff were friendly - Free wifi - Would stay again
  • 5 mins from red light district - Room was clean - Bathroom very small - Comfortable bed
  • Just off dam square - Tiny room - No breakfast included - Price too high

Overview

The functional 2-star Gerstekorrel offers quick access to Van Gogh Museum, House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience and Toms Travel Tours. Since 1926, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Amsterdam.

Perfect location in Amsterdam close to Nieuwmarkt underground station. The hotel is 150m away from Red Light District, Dam Square and Anne Frank House .

10 minutes' walk to Amsterdam Central train station. Fast access to Amsterdam-Schiphol airport within 15km is provided.

Rooms

The hotel offers 30 rooms featuring central heating, direct dial phone and a flat-screen TV as well as own bathrooms with a shower, a toilet.

Eat

The hotel Gerstekorrel serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Work

An elevator, a garage and parking as well as printers, internet access and computers are available on-site.

Relax

Guests can go in for football, golf at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   32.

Distance to:

  • City center Amsterdam - 700 ft
  • Airports: Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS) - 7.1 mi, Rotterdam Zestienhoven (RTM) - 34.7 mi
  • Train stations: Amsterdam Central Station - 2700 ft, Station Amsterdam Muiderpoort - 1.8 mi
  • Underground stations: Metro Weesperplein - 5000 ft, Metro Wibautstraat - 1.4 mi
  • Bus stop - 700 ft
  • Restaurants: CAU (Cuisine: Steakhouse, South American, Grill) - 100 ft, Van Kerkwijk (Cuisine: European, Dutch) - 400 ft
  • Parks Rembrandtplein - 2000 ft
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Facilities

General
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Tour desk
Services
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Bicycle rentals
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of EUR 5 per person per night in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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      Gerstekorrel LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Madame Tussaud's Amsterdam
        400 ft
      • Royal Palace Amsterdam
        400 ft
      • Dam Square
        400 ft
      • Old church
        700 ft
      • Meijer's Rondvaarten
        1400 ft
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        400 ft
      • Supper Club Amsterdam
        700 ft
      • Nieuwmarkt
        1000 ft
      Places of interest
      • New church
        400 ft
      • Red Light District
        700 ft
      • Quartier rouge
        700 ft
      • Jolly Joker coffeeshop
        1000 ft
      • Westerkerk
        1000 ft
      • Baba Coffee shop
        1000 ft
      • Southern Church
        1400 ft
      • Begijnhof
        1400 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Vrolijk Gay and Lesbian Bookstore
        1000 ft
      • Magna Plaza
        1000 ft
      • Kalverstraat
        1000 ft
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • Damrak
        1000 ft
      Museums
      • Madame Tussauds Museum
        400 ft
      • Beurs van Berlage
        1000 ft
      • musée de l'érotisme
        1000 ft
      • Allard Pierson Museum
        1000 ft
      • Historical Museum Amsterdam
        1400 ft
      • La Maison de Rembrandt (Rembrandthuis)
        1700 ft
      • Theatermuseum Amsterdam
        1700 ft
      Parks

      Local Attractions

      • Van Gogh Museum
        1.1 mi
        Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam
      • Vondelpark
        5200 ft
        Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam
      • Kriterion
        5000 ft
        Roetersstraat 170, Amsterdam
      • Zuiderbad (indoor)
        1.0 mi
        Hobbemastraat 26, Amsterdam
      • Diamant Museum Amsterdam
        1.0 mi
        Paulus Potterstraat 8, Amsterdam

      Near the hotel

      • Red Light District
        700 ft
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      • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
        500 ft
        Dam Square 20, Amsterdam
      • Dam Square
        500 ft
        Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam
      • Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum
        500 ft
        Oudezijdsachterburgwal 148, Amsterdam
      • New Church
        600 ft
        Dam, Amsterdam
      • National Monument
        600 ft
        Dam, Amsterdam
      • Cannabis College
        600 ft
        Oudezijds Achterburgwal 124, Amsterdam

      Restaurants Nearby

      • CAU

        75% likes this, based on 555 reviews
        Cuisine: Steakhouse, South American, Grill, Argentinean
        Price Range: USD 13 - USD 81

        100 ft
        Damstraat 5

        Phone: +31 20 623 9632

      • Van Kerkwijk

        73% likes this, based on 427 reviews
        Cuisine: European, Dutch
        Price Range: USD 15 - USD 41

        400 ft
        Nes 41

        Phone: 020 620 3316

      • Mas Y Mas

        62% likes this, based on 110 reviews
        Cuisine: Argentinean

        100 ft
        Damstraat 26/28
      • Gaucho's

        67% likes this, based on 124 reviews
        Cuisine: Argentinean
        Price Range: USD 41 - USD 158

        100 ft
        Damstraat 5

        Phone: +31 20 623-9632

      • Rene's Croissanterie

        65% likes this, based on 57 reviews

        100 ft
        Damstraat 20

        Phone: 020-6388348

      Gerstekorrel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gerstekorrel

      Average guest rating

      7.0
      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 120 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Service
      6.9
      Value
      6.8
      Dining
      6.9
      Location
      8.5
      Rooms
      6.7

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single

        Arrangement

        Walls are too thin. i could hear what my neighbours was doing :-) Room is too small.It was actually bed with walls around :-)

        • Average rating
          10.0
      • Group of friends

        Very central position for do everything. Good value for money.

        • Average rating
          7.4
      • Group of friends

        The hotel is great for city tour - its very centrical - 10 metres to the Dam square, right by the Red lights district. It's very clean, the staff is really very very helpful. Beds are really comfortable. There is no breakfast hall, but they can service it to your room, and there are lots of cafes right next door, one is really great - with pastry, we were having delicious strawberry tarts every morning :)

        The baths are a bit shabby, and no bath accessories, and if you have trouble climbing the stairs - keep in mind that there is no elevator, but it wasn't a problem for us.

        • Average rating
          7.8
      • Couple

        The best thing about the hotel was the reception staff. We were alwsys met with a smile.

        I was extremely disappointed with our room. The pictures if the hotel are extreamly misleading. The bathroom/ wet room was not cleaned to a high standard and smelt if damp. The first thing that hit us when we walked into the room was the smell of damp.

        • Average rating
          6.2
      • Single

        Fine place, close to city center and central station. Everything is reachable with walk, most interesting places are around within 5-10 minutes walk.

        Rooms are small, but enough to stay as tourist. You will be out in the city anyway...

        • Average rating
          7.8
      • Single

        The room was comfortable,only one fault was the bathroom sink was a bit too close to the toilet,staff were friendly and helpful.all in all a good experience

        • Average rating
          7.8
      • Older travelers

        The staff was very courteous and willing to assist in every possible way.The hotel is strategically located in the very center of old Amsterdam within minutes walk from every major attraction.

        Very small room. No elevator. Unpleasant smell in the bathroom (probably from the sewer system) in room number 20.

        • Average rating
          7.8
      • Single

        Its location is good for Red Light District and some other nice parts of Amsterdam.

        The room I had was close the striars and when someone was walking on them it was very noisy. There were some spiders in the room. The printer of the reception could not print when I wanted to print my boarding pass (but they gave the money of ineternet and print back!)

        • Average rating
          5.0
      • Single

        Nice central location. A better standard than similar priced accommodation. Welcomed double glazing as it does get noisy with a front facing room.

        Overpriced for what you get - although that's hardly the fault of this hotel in particular, is more a statement on Amsterdam accommodation in general. And... Asking customers for 18 Eros for the in-house purchase of a single adaptor plug? Unbelievable!

        • Average rating
          6.2
      • Group of friends

        Great central location. Comfortable bed. Clean rooms. Very friendly staff.

        Usual small rooms for Amsterdam, this is my 5th visit and they are mainly tiny rooms. No tea and coffee making facilities, although a machine in reception made good coffee, 3 floors down! This hotel was not cheap, Amsterdam is getting more and more expensive, it is starting to price its self out of the market.

        • Average rating
          7.8
      • Group of friends

        The stairs were very dangerous and no lift to get your suitcase to the top -We were right at the top 60 steps ..There was no breakfast included in the price which we felt was not good value for money - Our Room was a smoking room and the smell of smoke was very off putting as neither of us smoked. The room was very basic for 75.00 euro a night. If you look at the website the hotel looks great and this was one of the reason we booked this hotel as we felt it was a bit more upmaket. We were disappointed when we saw the room.

        • Average rating
          4.2
      • Group of friends

        Location of the hotel

        Paying the WIFI (5 €/day). Breakfast expensive (7.5 €) for a single OJ and a piece of bread. Luggage storage is 2 €.

        • Average rating
          5.4
      • Family with children

        Very central

        Due to old bulding and also quality of the windows it was to much noise from the street during late night / early morning. Could have been helped without too much cost and work I guess??

        • Average rating
          7.8
      • Group of friends

        The location of the hotel was literally less than 100 meters away from Dam square, which makes it very easy to access most areas. The staff was friendly and helpful.

        The toilet cleaniless could be improved.

        • Average rating
          8.2
      • Single

        room starting by number 5 are located in another building in the hotel surround. Great because you don't have to pass in front on reception desk--> independant. Location are at 200 m from the red light district but not to noisy. The underground parking located at 300 m is very expensive. I paid 50 € for 12 hours.

        • Average rating
          7.4
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