My husband was sent to Amsterdam on business and brought me along for a couple of days of sight-seeing. I am always a bit apprehensive about traveling internationally as I have some health difficulties (including food allergies) and work that requires consistent internet access. In traveling, I often feel that I have to fight every bit of the way to find food that I can eat, places where I can plug in and work for a decent price, and people who are able and willing to help a dumb American tourist find her way around.
Hotel Keizershof has far exceeded my (and my husband's) expectations. We originally chose this hotel due to price, free wifi, and availability. When we arrived, we were surprised by the central, historic location. Located in a charming canal house on the 17th century Keizersgracht canal, the hotel is about a five minute tram ride from Centraal Station and an easy walk to many major museums, shopping areas, and good restaurants.
At check in, we were pleasantly surprised by our hosts' mastery of the English language, delightful ease of manner, and sense of humor. They were immediately drawing out maps of the best places to go see, eat, and do and asking if we had special requests for breakfast.
We awoke to a huge spread of fresh cheeses, fruits, homemade breads, preserves, and hot dutch pancakes. Upon hearing of my food allergies, our host went out and bought a vast array of gluten free breads, etc. for my next morning's breakfast. At check-out, we were sent with a bag of breads and pastries for the road:-)
This was (sadly) our last morning here. At breakfast, we met a man who said he had been coming here for 24 years--I think we might follow suit.
- Also Known As:
- Keizershof Hotel Amsterdam