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I have been using this hotel for the past six or seven years and it has moved from being a men only leather hotel to one where straight couples stay. The move seems to be in line with other gay hotels and even gay cinemas,...More
The Anco was the bright light in what was a difficult start to the short but sweet city break.
Ideally centred in the vibrant red light district, but not affected by the fact, nicely chic inside with cool decor and clean facilities, not to mention...More
I stayed in the second floor suite overlooking the canal with kitchenette and private bath. Had a great view of the canal and the Old Church. The staff was amazing as they were full of information and gladly shared it. The owner went out of...More
I am back after 13 years with my husband. I was delighted that the hotel has some remodeling but retains its charm.
The hotel is placed centrally opposite the Oude Kerke (Old Church), not far from the Central Station. Yes, it is in the red...More
We really enjoyed this hotel in the red light district. Karl and Josef made us feel very much at home. Super friendly and welcoming. Our room had a lovely view of the canal and Old Church. The lobby and patio are fun places to hang...More
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.