I've been loads Centrum is a really good area to stay, not too far out of town lots of bars coffee shops right near the museum district. If you want cheap and cheerful the Hans Brinker hostel is one of my favourite places to stay. It claims to have a standard of accommodation on a par with a minimum security prison but is very well located, dirt cheap, retains the hippy vibe and has a bar on site. The red light district is a mixed bag, rowdy hen-dos and stag-nights but if you've never been you should check it out. The bulldog, in the heart of the red light, is one of the few places that let you drink beer and smoke weed (which is technically illegal). Grasshopper is overpriced.