Greenhouse Effect Budget Hotel
The Greenhouse Effect Hotel in Amsterdam has it all: budget hotel, bar and a coffeeshop just round the corner (the one that sells hashish and if you’re lucky coffee as well). Its location is superb, right on the edge of the Red Light District, close to Centraal Station, Dam Square and the starting point of the canal boats tours. The bar is a venue for reggae, funk rare grooves with electronic music. The hotel has 19 rooms all with a different theme and free WiFi in public areas.
The Guest Rooms
All rooms in The Greenhouse Effect are unique and most have attached bathrooms. All have safety deposit box, hairdryer, TV, minibar and free toiletries. Breakfast is served until 12.00.
Mary Jane has three twin beds, one is a bunk bed. It is a light and airy room with large windows overlooking the street, and reminiscent of a little girl’s room because of its pastel colour scheme.
1001 Arabian Nights takes you to romantic atmosphere in Moorish style.
Turkish Delight sleeping under brilliant chandeliers.
Sailors Cabin a blue and white colour scheme reflects sea and sky. The decorations include sailor’s rope and a porthole.
Dutch Touch decorated in Delft Blue wallpaper. Clogs hang on the walls and the colour orange is omni-present (orange is the Dutch national colour). Loads of Heineken posters complete the ‘Dutchness’ of this room.
If you are in Amsterdam for an extended stay, you may like to stay in one of the self-catering apartments. They are right across the street and offer all creature comforts. Living room (sleeps one), bedroom (sleeps two), bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast is not included but the hotel provides the meal; a good selection of breads, cheese and meat as much as you can eat and yoghurt and fruit.
The Greenhouse Effect
Warmoesstraat 53 – 55
photo credit Marianne Crone