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Canal House
Ranked #21 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

We got the nice bright room with the garden view on 1st floor.
It's clean and beautifull, I loved the velvet on bed.
The breakfast was excellent, and I really liked the Netherland cheeses (the green one is the best).
After a long day walking, I really enjoyed to watch a movie from the bath with their nice relaxing product + room service!
This place is perfectly located for us: Shopping, nice restaurants, Tuschinski cinema, Bouddhist center, Stedelijk Museum, Farmer's Market on Noordermarkt and other Amsterdam Markets, etc..
I will come back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

Staff very welcoming, very helpful on all counts. Bedroom second to none. Breakfast excellent. Garden beautiful, tea house super. Service excellent. Great being right on the canal and so close to the centre of Amsterdam. We had a wonderful long weekend in a very special place. Rooms dark but that is the Dutch way. Only thing I would improve is better lighting in the bathroom, not ideal for make up! Also no socket near a mirror so difficult to dry your hair in view of a mirror. We managed fine so obviously not vital!

Room Tip: We opted for a canal view and we're glad we did. Garden is beautiful too though.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I flew into Amsterdam on Sunday 5/4 and stayed at the Canal House for three nights. Our large room on the second floor (#12) overlooked the canal through large windows which opened wide. The room was very nice but the service was even better. The staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful. A special thanks to Owen, who was very patient and helpful in answering our questions and giving us tips. Stairs to our second floor room were narrow and curved, but a 68 year old such as myself had no trouble with them.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Behind the tall Dutch facade is a super-contemporary interior, albeit with some of the original architecture left intact. Fun and snappy, albeit with fashionably challenging lighting. Loved the big secluded garden. Loved being able to walk straight out onto the prettiest Amsterdam canals even more.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

One night in this beautiful and peaceful hotel.
Upgraded room (garden view ),special thanks for Desiree ,from the front desk staff,
For her professional and so friendly help.
Most of this staff (from Bali),have such a positive and helpful attitude,from the heart.
I will ,definitely come back in this place ,for a longer stay.
Unique.

Thomas,Paris.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

My boyfriend has been to Amsterdam before, and stayed at a larger hotel establishment, whereas I wanted to stay in a more boutique style hotel. Canal House was fantastic! Thoughtfully and beautifully designed, we loved every single detail. We stayed in the Great Room #5 facing the canal, and it was gorgeous. There's some street noise that comes through if you have the windows open, but we didn't mind it much. We stayed for 5 days in April 2014, and the weather was a bit chilly- but overall nice. The location is perfect for shopping, restaurants and museums. Its located in one of the hippest neighborhoods, with great boutique shopping. We walked everywhere and never felt like it was too far off from anything. It was centrally located to all the places we wanted to see / visit. Their service is phenomenal and their staff is very helpful and friendly. Everyone there speaks English, so it made things easier for us. We also had breakfast included which was your basic continental breakfast, but it was very good. When we go back to Amsterdam, Canal House will be the only place we stay. We absolutely loved it!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cerrillos, New Mexico
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. It is a very nice hotel with great service. Two negatives are lots of steep stairs which would be no problem but for the fact that public areas are Very dimly lit. (Decor thruout is purple and black). Other negative is our shower bathtub was inside the sleeping area. The bather has no separation from the bed area so don't go unless you are either very well acquainted with your travel companion or one of you wants to go to the lobby while the other gets ready!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Canal House

Property: Canal House
Address: Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#22 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#24 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#33 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Canal House 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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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