Tucked in a corner overlooking the Lijnbaansgracht canal The Amsterdam Canal Hotel's forte is their intelligent, friendly and helpful staff. The hotel itself is nicely decorated and the breakfast is a true masterpiece, especially if you decide to order something from the kitchen. The high quality of the coffee is worth a mention (you can use their machine or request any manner of hand made coffee drink). Location is perfect: a short walk to the Museumplein, a longer walk to the city center (which means a quiet and safe area to rest between adventures) and easy access to public transportation.
Be aware, there is no lift and there are 68 steps to the third floor on a winding, narrow and steep staircase, which, of course, is part of the charm if you're up to it. One other thing to be aware of is that there is no air conditioning, so the summer months could be a challenge. We arrived on a very warm day in September and the temperature in our room on the top floor was 28.5 C at 10:30 p.m.. The person working the front desk did find a fan for us which provided some relief, and the remaining days were somewhat cooler, negating this problem. I can only imagine what late July and August would be like.
I'm giving this 5 stars because of the excellent staff, breakfast and location.
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- The 3-Star Amsterdam Canal Hotel is located on two beautiful canals and provides a warm welcome in a historic building which appeals to a broad spectrum travellers. ... more less
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