We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing boutique hotel close to everything” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canal House

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Canal House to your Saves list
Canal House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #29 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing boutique hotel close to everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We recently stayed here for 4 nights in early July and would highly recommend this boutique gem in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the central station and is located right around the corner from the Anne Frank House as well as being a 15 minute walk to the Nine Streets shopping area. There are several restaurants nearby and delicatessens where you can grab a salad or quiche and sit along the canal to enjoy. I would not hesitate in staying here again as it is in a quieter area with more locals while still within walking distance (10 minutes) to the main noisier tourist centre. Amsterdam is such a safe city, it is relaxing to walk anywhere at anytime.

The staff were extremely polite and helpful and the hotel design is really well executed with dark interiors which creates a very relaxing and homely atmosphere. There is a great attention to detail in the internal finishes. The breakfast room overlooks the garden and is a pleasant room to enjoy breakfast in, where we would sit for a good 40 minutes each morning. The waiters were so friendly and remembered our specific order for eggs and coffee each day, which is a special touch.

Beds were extremely comfortable, which is a must in any hotel!

I loved the fact that the bath was in the bedroom so you could enjoy a bath while listening to music courtesy of the provided iPod dock or watch a dvd, again the hotel provides a huge range of dvds from all genres. If, however, you are planning to stay here with a relative or friend who is not your partner, then I would request a room with a more conventional ensuite bathroom! The complimentary water was a welcome daily item. I also liked the fact that the hotel provides large size Green and Spring bath oil/shower gel/body lotion/shampoo/conditioner as this meant we could enjoy a proper bath or shower unlike at most hotels where 2 people have to share a miniature bottle per day!

I would highly recommend this hotel, especially for a romantic luxury break.

Room Tip: Go for the Better Room - worth the extra money for the extra space! Room overlooking the garden was...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

345 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    216
    99
    19
    7
    4
See reviews for
31
178
5
32
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (76)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed here for a night recently when passing through Amsterdam and wish we could have extended our trip. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from Central Station and is really easy to find. It's also great base for all of the main tourist attractions. The rooms well designed in a very stylish way with a really comfortable bed and great bathroom products. The hotel itself has a nice bar so we started the evening with some cocktails before heading out. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgable about the local area and we got some great dinner and drinks recommendations. The buffet breakfast was really good with very attentive staff. My favourite part of this hotel though was the little garden at the back. When the sun is out, it's a very peaceful place to sit out and have a drink or do some reading. We're due back in Amsterdam in the autumn and will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This small hotel is simply stunning. The rooms were all of a good size and the decor beautiful. Although some areas get a little too warm in summer it all seems to cool down by the end of the day. The service was mostly excellent and Peter was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thank you for such a great start to our Europe trip!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Berkshire, England
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a hotel that has really thought about the needs of its guests. We stayed in room 13 which has a large comfortable bed with good lighting to read by, a small but very well designed bathroom with large shower and lovely toileries, fluffy towels and bathrobe, and good spaces for seating and storage. The staff are friendly and efficient offering help and advice when needed and really make you feel welcome. The continental Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 11:00 in a large elegant dining room overlooking the garden so you dont feel pressured into an early start and can instead relax and enjoy the great breads, pastries and fresh fruit. The garden is an absolutely wonderfull place to sit out with a light snack or a glass of wine and just chill after seeing the sights. We look forward to returning and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a place with individual personality and style.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greenwich, Connecticut
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
134 hotel reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

“I really love the vibrancy of Amsterdam; the mix of old-world museums with an energetic 21st-century culture. Canal House perfectly captured this for me. A row of 17th-century merchants’ houses has been transformed into an up-to-the-minute hotel with funky, eclectic decor. Interiors have apparently been inspired by the light and palette of Dutch Old Masters and the effect is very glam and very dramatic. It is modern, but with a few historical touches such as antiques and classic art alongside mid-century furniture and contemporary photography. Definitely a place to show off your fashion street cred: the restaurant is as much as hipster see-and-be-seen spot as it is a good evening option. However, style never trumps substance - I felt I was in good hands for the entire stay, with friendly and efficient staff as well-versed in the classics as they were in more contemporary ideas for activities (like the don’t-miss Sunday arts market)."

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed here on the first night of our honeymoon and a great place to start off! The hotel oozes luxury and the rooms don't disappoint; neither does the breakfast. We walked from Amsterdam Centraal station at a leisurely pace with wheeled luggage in about 20 minutes. Good shopping and restaurants not far away, also close to Anne Frank house and departure point for canal cruises (5 minutes). Well done to 'The Man In Seat 61' whose recommendation we took!

Room Tip: We had a 'great' room which was most defintely 'great'!! View of the canal to the f...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jersey city
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My wife and I spent in this hotel 4 nights in march. The hotel is near Anne Frank's house and I recoomend it also if the room was so small.
The rooms are beautifully appointed and the breakfast was very good.
The staff was professional but at the same time friendly and kind.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Canal House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Canal House

Address: Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#22 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#32 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Canal House 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Canal House offers boutique-style rooms in the Grachtengordel-West district, 290 yards from Westermarkt tram stop. This design hotel features free Wi-Fi and grounds with summer house for private dining.The rooms at Canal House feature sumptuous décor with dark woods and luxurious fabrics. Each room has an open-plan layout and includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.The Amsterdam Tulip Museum and Anne Frank House are less than a 5-minute walk from Canal House. Amsterdam Central Train Station is less than a 15-minute walk away. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Despegar.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Canal House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Canal Hotel Amsterdam
Canal House Amsterdam
Canal House Hotel Amsterdam

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Canal House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.