If you’re looking for the comfort and trappings of a modern hotel chain don’t stay here! Having said that, we LOVE this hotel and have stayed twice in the last three years. Carefully selected after reading all of many reviews from TripAdvisor, we were not disappointed! I will never forget either of our arrivals. After despatching our 2 suitcases, unaccompanied, in the teeny, tiny elevator and climbing the very tight spiral staircase to our second floor Van Gogh room, we lifted off the window frames and opened the shutters wide to a glorious vista of the Singel Canal. On our first stay the canal trees were announcing the arrival of Summer and on the second stay they were aglow with the golden hues of Autumn. The floors of our room had a gentle list towards the canal which added to a unique experience . At times we almost believed we were back in the 17th century!
The daytime managers, Colleen and Ellen were very helpful, especially recommending where to find our favourite food, Dutch Apple Pie. It’s probably good anywhere you find it but after very many tastings we vote the Villa Zeezicht, just down the canal, as serving the very best we’ve ever eaten, sorry Mum. The staff make it themselves on the premises – simply superb!