My wife and I recently returned from an annual business trip to Amsterdam. We usually try different hotels and restaurants on each trip. This time we stayed at the Canal House hotel, located in the Jordaan district, east of the DAM Square area, on a quiet, picturesque street facing a canal. We had stayed at an adjacent hotel, The Toren, on a previous trip, and like area where the Canal House is located.
The oustanding features of Canal House are its location and its service. The hotel is located within easy walking distance of DAM Square and surrounding shops and restaurants. The level of service provided by the staff is excellent. The rooms tend to be on the smallish side, but are well appointed with modern fixtures. The hotel is very clean and management clearly takes pride in a well run property. The only reason I do not rate this hotel "Excellent" is because of the cost - at 400 Euros for our room, it is expensive.
Would I stay at the Canal House again ? Yes, I would.
A couple of other items to mention to anyone planning a trip to Amsterdam:
Down the street and around the corner from the Canal House is a restaurant called Restaurant Christophe'. Having dined at many restaurants througout the city, it is, in our opinion, the finest dining experience in Amsterdam. I highly recommend it.
If you are interested in a canal tour by boat of Amsterdam (a great way to see the city), I highly recommend a service called I(appropriately enough) Private Boat Tours (www.privateboattours.nl). They have three early 1900's saloon boats, refurbished and maintained in perfect condition, that almost anywhere ytou want in Amsterdam via canal. Its expensive - but well worth it, and much better than the large tour type boats that you see plying the canals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Canal House offers boutique-style rooms in the Grachtengordel-West district, 290 yards from Westermarkt tram stop. This design hotel features free Wi-Fi and grounds with summer house for private meetings.The rooms at Canal House feature sumptuous decor with dark woods and luxurious fabrics. Each room has an open-plan layout and includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.The Amsterdam Tulip Museum and Anne Frank House are less than a 5-minute walk from Canal House. Amsterdam Central Train Station is less than a 15-minute walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canal Hotel Amsterdam
- Canal House Amsterdam
- Canal House Hotel Amsterdam