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“Place worth of visiting” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Keizershof
Keizersgracht 618, 1017 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Place worth of visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Spent few days in there with friends. Hotel was kept by a wonderful, friendly older lady with her family. They were very helpful, gave us lot of relevant info of the city we asked for. Location was perfect. So was the breakfast. The best breakfast I've had in any hotel. The only tricky thing were the stairs to the rooms. They were narrow and arduous. - I was pleased and happy with our choise.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a week's stay in The Keizershof Hotel in mid October and we couldn't have been more pleased we chose this property. Ideally located on one of the central canals, it is within easy walking distance of Amsterdam's main attractions and has an abundance of restaurants and shops in the surrounding vacinity.
We had the Charlie Chaplin third floor room overlooking the canal which was a pleasant sight to wake up to each morning. As others have mentioned, the trip up to the third floor does mean negotiating three spiral staircases but we soon got used to them and were virtually running up them by the end of the week! (slight exaggeration). Don't let it put you off. They're managable if you are marginally fit. The room was large, bright and airy and spotlessly cleaned every day.
Breakfast is served each morning in the De Vries family dining room and they are welcoming and knowledgable hosts. The food is plentiful and excellent - fruit, yoghurts, cereals, fresh bread, cheeses, omlettes, pancakes and of course, Dutch Apple Cake!
Amsterdam is a walking (or cycling) city and The Keizerhof is in a perfect location for exploration. Museum Square is a 15 minute stroll and The Hermitage (at the moment housing the Van Gough collection as the Van Gough Musuem is closed) is around 10 minutes, crossing the Amstel River at the bottom of Keizersgracht. Nightlife is also close with Rembrantsplein, Liedesplein and Dam Square easily walkable. In the week we were there, we only boarded a tram once on the way from the airport.
The De Vries are a mine of information about Amsterdam and are only too pleased to recommend what to see and where to eat. Ernest recommended we purchase a MuseumKart (available from all the major museums) which gives a years unlimited access to all museums in the Netherlands. At the cost of just under 50 Euro, it saved us a fortune as entrance to museums such as The Hermitage and The Rijksmuseum carry a hefty price tag. It also allows access to smaller, more intimate canal house museums such as Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (highly recommended) in the heart of the Red Light District, Museum Van Loon a few doors down from the hotel and the wonderful Dutch Resistance Museum in Plantage. Having the card also gives us an excuse to return within the next year!
This is an excellent hotel and we can't recommend it highly enough. Great location, a warm welcome, plenty of good food and insider tips to ensure your trip to Amsterdam is a great one.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The Keizershof is rated 19 out of 349 hotels in Amsterdam - no mean feat. To be fair though, how does one rate it? It is not the Ritz with luxurious trappings, but a small, family run B&B-type hotel.....and a very special one.

Beautifully situated on the Keizersgracht, one can walk practically everywhere. For those venturing further afield there is an excellent tram service a few paces away. Our room (Delft) was large, comfortable and airy with a lovely outlook onto the pretty back garden. It was spotlessly clean, full of character and quiet. There was a shower en-suite and a private toilet just outside our door and a step or two away from a very steep staircase! The fact that this is an ancient canal house is greatly what lends it it's charm, but one should be aware of the very steep and narrow staircase. We managed them and our hosts, thankfully managed our luggage!

Our breakfasts were rather sumptuous affairs. Fruit, cereals, pastries, freshly baked breads and a number of excellent Dutch cheeses. Hanneke's omelettes were delicious and so, of course, was the very good Dutch coffee.

Our hosts were warm and welcoming, helpful and always available.

I loved our 4 day stay there - a real feel good experience - would recommend it, and would look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Delft Room is on the first floor with its own private staircase, so easier access and more privacy...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lansing, Michigan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This property is conveniently located in the museum district. During our four days in Amsterdam, we never used the bus or tram, other than going to the airport.

Mary provided great directions from the airport and directions to other locations during our visit. Mary and her son, Ernest, do the cooking for breakfast. There was always cereal, granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, cheeses, and some type of breakfast pastry. Some mornings Ernest made omelets and other days, Mary made thin Dutch pancakes. We usually did not need to eat again until late afternoon. So we had a good sized late lunch and then a snack in the evening.

The "hotel" is a traditional thin, tall dutch home. Our room was large with its own connecting bath. However, it was difficult to haul heavy luggage up the spiral staircase up to the third floor (and there is a fourth floor). If you are not in good shape, you should not stay in one of these rooms. I believe there was one room on the main level. The rooms were well cleaned each day.

Mary and Ernest were very welcoming and I would definitely stay here again if I visit Amsterdam.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed our two night stay at Hotel Keizershof in August this year. The De Vries family were very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was a nice variety of options that you could choose from regardless of your tastes. The hotel was well located in easy access to public transport and within walking distance from many local attractions/restaurants/shops.

The room was welcoming and well lit. The bed was comfortable. We had shared facilities which were fine. In my opinion the shower wasn't great but I guess showers are of a particular taste for each and every person when it comes to water pressure etc. Considering the price we paid, the hospitality was great and there was everything we needed. Wifi is free and accessible downstairs. We stored our luggage for the day after we checked out without problem. Cash is the only payment method accepted to settle the bill. Please note, if you don't like stairs or can't handle lots of them then this place isnt for you, then again maybe Amsterdam is not for you as we encountered lots of steep tiny stairs everywhere!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

A big thank you to the De Vries family, for our recent 3 night stay, it is their genuine warmth and generosity which made our time there most enjoyable and memorable. The price was very reasonable for the standard of the room, no complaints, we'd definitely stay here again! Breakfast was fantastic with loads of choice, setting us up for the day. The hotel is very conveniently located, walk or use the trams, we got the 72 hour tram tickets from Tourist Info at the airport. See you next time!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Two couples stayed for 3 nights at this small family run bed and breakfast hotel on Keizersgracht Canal, one of the 3 main canals that ring the centre of Amsterdam. It has only 6 rooms and is run by a very friendly lady and her son. You get treated to home made breakfasts in their family kitchen/ dining room and the chance to chat about places to go and see. Beware the climb up the four flights of narrow spiral stairs to the top rooms though! If you want the en suite ask for the John Wayne or Rita Hayworth rooms and the JW one has fine views from the attic across the city to the Rijksmuseum.
The location is within 20 minute walk of central station and 10 minutes to Museumplein; 5 to Leidseplein. We walked everywhere over the 4 days and the hotel was a quiet oasis to come back to. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Keizersgracht 618, 1017 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#31 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#33 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#55 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Keizershof Hotel Amsterdam

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