So I am trying to choose between a few places in A'dam. Will be staying 5 nights.
One is the hotel2stay, which is near the far side of Westerpark. It's 15-20 by tram into city center. Very close to Sloterdijk train station/tram stop. It has a kitchenette, which is great because I like the thought of being able to have snacks/breakfast food in the room, and the price is right, and the reviews are pretty good. It's also a newer hotel. But my concern is the distance to city center. http://hotel2stay.nl/?lang=en
The other is an airbnb, same price range, but it is in the central area, near the red light district. It's a private room, not a whole apartment. The room is quite nice and she has great reviews. With the airbnb/cleaning fees added on, it is a little more than the hotel. https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/6382851
(Also, from her listing:- I am a registered B&B. This means I have registered myself as city hall.
- I am insured and took all the right measurement to make sure I do this save.
- I am a registered company which means I pay TAX.
- I have approval from the VVE.
- I live in the same building and meet all requirements needed)
***My concern is being near the red light district. Not into nightlife/drinking. I like the idea of being right in the center, but am a bit concerned about the area and safety. Should I be worried about safety? We will be there 2nd week of April.