The Crown budget hotel is found in a 350-year old building in Amsterdam’s old city, right in the red light district and within ten minutes’ walk of Amsterdam Centraal Station, Dam Square and the Royal Palace. The Old Church, Amsterdam’s Chinatown area and the Beurs van Berlage conference centre are also less than a five minute stroll away.
All 15 rooms have a washbasin, security safe and reading lamps, while some have private bathrooms and others share showers and toilets.
The hotel reception is open 24/7 with free Wi-Fi, is smoking friendly, and guests can find city information at the travel desk.
Guests and visitors can enjoy The Crown Bar, which has tap beers, a wide drink menu and snacks at reasonable prices, as well as a pool table and large TV.
Schiphol Airport can be reached in under half an hour from the front door.
WiFi in lobby
Oude Zijds Voorburgwal 21, 1012 EH, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Those who really wanted to check out the red light district found The Crown to be right in the middle of all the nightlife and action, as well as just across from the Old Church and only a short walk from the central train station.
Friendly and helpful reception.
Guests found the staff members, and particularly those on reception, to be very friendly and helpful, especially since it was staffed 24 hours a day.
Budget Amsterdam lodgings.
Although the rooms are small and basic, you will pay a relatively low price for Amsterdam and the rooms are generally clean and comfortable.
Maintenance and deep cleaning.
Many guests have found the rooms and corridors are in need of maintenance and particularly things like the carpet and curtains could use a deep clean.
Steep stairs a challenge.
The Crown has typical Dutch stairs — they are very steep, narrow and difficult to navigate with luggage, so make sure you are able bodied as there is no lift.
Small, shared toilets.
Those who may balk at the idea of shared bathrooms should be aware that is often the case here, with some experiencing dirty facilities, while others also found them to be rather small.
WiFi in public areas
Doctor on site
Free WiFi in public areas
Hand sanitizer provided
Online check in/check out
New safety protocols
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00
Oude Zijds Voorburgwal 21 , 1012 EH , Amsterdam , Netherlands Telephone: +31(20)6269664 | Fax: +31(20)4206473 | Official Homepage