This hotel is at a perfect location. About a block from one of the most busy shopping streets but quiet location on the canal. This is Amsterdam at its best: Boats floating by, lights reflected in the canal, and small winding streets. My room was quaint and huge (especially for Amsterdam standards), personnel friendly, and the halls are adorned with art.
The rooms are clean, the beds and bedding new and comfortable (no sneeze factor here despite it being an old building). Unfortunately no fridge or vending machine in the hotel but a grocery store is not too far away, so I could manage with my food allergies.
Note that many rooms do not have canal view; ask for one when you book if you prefer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over the years, the Ambassade Hotel has expanded considerably. Starting with just one canal-side building in 1953, it now has 58 hotel rooms distributed among 10 of these buildings. Eight of these canal-side homes are on the "Herengracht" canal, while two others are located on the "Singel" canal. Other buildings are in use by the Ambassade Hotel too, but for other purposes: a few houses further along the Herengracht is the hotel's Float & Massage Centre known as Koan Float and 150 meters further along the Singel canal you will find the hotel's conference room. Except for the building at 335 Herengracht, all the canal-side buildings are physically interconnected. So as not to unnecessarily damage the original character of these canal-side homes, small sets of stairs and landings can be found at various places in the halls and in some of the rooms themselves to bridge the differences in floor elevations between the buildings. Over the years, two lifts have been installed, making all rooms easily accessible. The canal houses have been carefully restored to maintain their authentic character and all rooms and suites have been stylishly furnished and decorated. The furnishings are predominantly Louis XV/XVI style with the use of colorful fabrics and in all rooms and public areas you will find original paintings by artists from the famous Cobra movement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam