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Amsterdam Hall is a co-ed student residence hall on the Foggy Bottom campus at 2350 H St. hosting 452 upperclassman students.

New hall

LocationEdit

2350 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

Building and Room StructureEdit

Amsterdam Hall consists of 9 residential floors plus two levels of parking. Rooms are single-sex; floors are co-ed.

Amenities and FeaturesEdit

  • Common room on first floor
  • Laundry Facility, Vending Machines and bathroom availible on first floor
  • Room specific: Amsterdam Hall quads enjoy two bathrooms, a living room, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Breakdown of available room types:

  • Doubles
  • Quads

HistoryEdit

Amsterdam Hall was built in 1997, under the stewardship of Stephen J. Tranchberg. It was the first 'new era' residence hall at GWU and was pionnering with its spacious, apartment-style living and modern amentities. Originally called New Hall, it was renamed Amsterdam after an alumnus. 

House StaffEdit

House staff live in rooms with one bedroom and a living room / kitchen of the standard Amsterdam Size (one every other floor)

SecurityEdit

Locks can be bumped open with minimal effort

Some doors vunerable to credit card shimmying

1990s era CCTV system which is not monitored

Two sets of GWorld-locked exterior doors

24/7 GWorld Inspection, except when the inspector is watching soccer

No deadbolts on interior doors

Locksets are KABA/BEST and blanks are not availible, the system is master keyed

ProsEdit

Large room size

Quiet, outside and in

Three fast elevators

Large bathrooms with tile showers

Seperate bedroom suites

Dishwasher and garbage disposal

Generous kitchen counter space and storage

Four chairs, breakfast table, sofa, living room table, and two lounge chairs are provided

Built-in lights in kitchen and living room, including undercabinet lighting

Large windows

While floorplans vary most have generous space in living room and allow reconfiguration

ConsEdit

Excessive security since removal of key depot

Mailboxes require a key in addition to suite keys and room keys (3)

Elevators frequently down for maintenance

History of water shut-offs

Long walk from far rooms to elevators

Trash chute not centrally located

Poor lighting in bedrooms, aside from lights above dressers (you need lamps)

Couch is more like a love seat

Some rooms have two thermostats, others have one

Other Residence Halls Like This OneEdit

Ivory Tower

1959 E Street

Other factsEdit

External LinksEdit

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