This is a really lovely place. It’s situated on the north side of the Amstel Canal and only a short walk from the main streets leading up to Dam Square. However, where the guest house is situated itself is very quiet. Also, Rembrandt Square is close by on the other side of the canal, with lots of bars and restaurants. There is also a flea market round the corner from the guest house – selling all sorts of things (think it isn’t open on Sundays but every other day it seemed to be).
We stayed in the Family Suite (on the ground floor), there is a canal view from this room but I’d imagine it’s a lot better on the 1st floor (hence it’s name the ‘canal view room’). The family suite has a nice size double bedroom cornered off by big sliding doors –which lead on to the large living area with flat screen TV. There is also a computer in the room with internet access (very useful). There is an extra (single) bed in here also, if needed.
The closet space is huge (lots of shelving and cupboards behind the main bedroom with hangers provided).
The kitchen is good (the oven can’t be used as it’s full of cleaning stuff – we didn’t need to use it anyway). There is a big fridge that has your yoghurts/cheese/ham/butter/little milk sachets/jam/fresh orange juice in for your breakfasts, replaced daily if you use them up.
There is a really good coffee machine (with lots of sachets of the coffee provided), a toaster, microwave and kettle (with an array of tea bags including breakfast tea, green tea and earl grey).
The toilet/shower room is attached to the kitchen, which isn’t really a problem but be careful stepping in and out of the bathroom as the floor gets soaked and there’s quite a big step/ledge into the bathroom. Shower was a bit dodgy (with a bit of a leak) but the water nice and hot every time we used it. Small and large towels are also provided.
Lots of mirrors around and two large dressing tables with lots of plug sockets makes getting ready to go out easy!
We didn’t find the neighbours noisy until Monday morning when they may have been getting children ready for school, but even then they weren’t very loud. Also, you don’t tend to see the other guests unless you have to pass in your corridor. We didn’t get to meet Ken but his friend who showed us round and cleaned our room was nice.
I’d definitely stay here again, good price for a great place and close to everything you need.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled right in the heart of Amsterdam, this monumental house with a beautiful canal view and surrounded by cafes and restaurants is a super location to experience. Its romantic atmosphere is coupled with comfortable accommodations.A perfect setting whether relaxing or spending the day visiting the area attractions, there is always something to do or see to make your visit to the Amstel Canal Guest House and the surrounding area a most memorable event.Amsterdam is one the world the most famous and beloved cities. Like any other city, Amsterdam itself has a rich variety of attractions to offer tourists, both foreign and local.Amstel Canal Guest House, located right in the heart of the city, offers rooms that are a few minutes walk to all the famous cultural attractions and scenic locations.Just as easily accessible are the famed museums and countless historical sites that have made Amsterdam what it is. ... more less
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- Amstel Canal Guest House Hotel Amsterdam