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“Fabulous stay at the congenial Hotel Keizershof” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Keizershof
Ranked #130 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay at the congenial Hotel Keizershof”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

Checked out of the Hotel Keizershof this morning - my man and I stayed there three nights in the Charlie Chapline room. It was on the third floor of the hotel, overlooking the canal. The room was quite large for a European hotel - it had a small settee, two twin beds pushed together to form a king, a small table and dresser and easily still enough room to spread out a yoga mat if I'd had the inclination. The room had an ensuite shower and sink, the toilet was a shared one located in the hall adjacent to the room which i got used to with no issues. Hairdryer was this peculiar vacuum-style wall hanging apparatus which I thought must be ancient, but by the end of the stay wished I had at home - quiet and effective. The room was immaculately clean, the bed was comfy, the stairs were a good workout.

The hotel is very easy to find and is located in the best possible spot - easy walking distance to all the Amsterdam action and museums, but situated along a quiet and safe canal.

So, it's a great place to stay and I'm sure this review sounds much like all the rest. But my favorite part of the stay had little to do with the amenities or the location. The hotel is much like a B&B. The sumptuous breakfasts were held at a communal table so introverted me got a chance to meet many of the other guests, hear about their experiences and travels. Bizarre, but all the guests aside from us were American - likely fresh from reading Rick Steve's recommendation of the hotel (there's a photo of Rick visiting the hotel owners mounted in the ground floor hallway) - and there is no one more friendly than an American...with the possible exception of Hotel Keizershof's gregarious hosts. We got fabulous advice ranging from from jet lag strategies to restaurant recommendations to how to avoid Paris pick pockets.

If you're looking for a relatively quiet, extremely welcoming and sociable place to stay, I highly recommend Hotel Keizershof.

Room Tip: Quietest room will be towards the back, but with the windows closed, we weren't disturbed even i...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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jackson, wy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

My wife and I spent five nights at Hotel Keizershof. We came to Amsterdam for the art museums and the tulips, both of which were incredible. But it was our stay at Hotel Keizershof that we both agreed was the highlight. The breakfast each morning, talking with the other guests, getting tips from the Hotel owners on what to do and where to eat, and the back yard garden made it such a wonderful experience. We loved our room - Mae West - and the view out our window, especially at night, was intoxicating. We opened a bottle of wine and soaked it in. Close to everything, we walked to everything we did.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank tornportraits
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SoCal
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

My fifth trip to Amsterdam and forth stay at the Hotel Keizershof on the Keizersgracht in Central city. It is convenient to everything. clean and comfortable, and reasonably priced. Several rooms have canal views, but I stayed in the room with a view of their lovely quiet garden. Best of all you have a breakfast each morning prepared by one of the family, and sit with an international group around the breakfast table. Hanneke brings you hot, fresh coffee and Mary fixes an omelet. Fresh baked bread, fresh fruit, and fresh juice. This morning I met a couple from Brazil, another from France, and a third are Italian but live in Ireland. Some are going to museums today, some to shop, all withing walking distance. Who knows who I'll meet over breakfast the next time I'm here?

Room Tip: I stayed in Roufge last night, spacious and quiet with its own bathroom. Usually I stay in Mae West...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pedrosocal
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Had some slight trouble looking for the trams from Centraal station to Keizergracht but we managed to find the hotel. Had to ring the bell a couple of times, even went to ring the door upstairs which I've found out it wasn't connected to the hotel.
Was welcomed by one of the owner. Stairs were quite steep going to our room. Room was spacious and lovely.

Had recommendations from them to try Walem for lunch which we did. Breakfast was truly sublime with a lot of food to choose from. Their omelettes are made when requested.
Will book with this hotel again should I decide to come back to visit Amsterdam.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank yb_silvis
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for three nights from Sat to Mon recently. We found the hotel clean and ideally situated to access all the sights. In a quieter area of the city, but near to two different tram stops, this hotel offers everything the traveller would need.
The owners are courteous,but not over friendly, the breakfast is comprehensive with home made bread and cakes, fresh fruit salad and many varieties of cheese. You also have the option of a herb omelette, which I would recommend. You should also try the Stroop Wafels...delicious.
The rooms have everything you need and are cleaned on a daily basis. We had the room on the topmost floor overlooking the garden which was peaceful and quiet. The only downside to be aware of is the stairs, already mentioned on this site many times. It is 60 very steep and narrow stairs to the top floor, not to be undertaken by the feint hearted! It certainly helps to burn off those breakfasts!
My only issue would be the shower; hard to get any more than a drizzle from the hand held shower head, made rinsing shampoo long and tedious. Also difficult to get the water temperature right.

Room Tip: John Wayne room is on top floor (60 stairs to top) and overlooks the garden. Very spacious and quiet...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Essexgal64
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Staying at Hotel keizershof has always made our trips to Amsterdam very enjoyable.
I cant imagine staying anywhere else when i go there.
its so nice to have our Dutch family home to come home to at the end of the day.
They serve a wonderful hearty breakfast and just make you feel at home in their lovely canal side residence
Just an all around great experience!

Room Tip: they just have several good selections some face canal side. some face backyard gardens
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shathomp
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Goettingen, Germany
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We had a lovely stay at Hotel Keizershof. Our hosts were wonderful, the breakfasts delicious - homemade bread in particular. We stayed in 2 rooms on the 3rd floor and were very comfortable. The view over the canal was fabulous. The location is very central. The room was clean and comfortably furnished. We'd recommend this hotel to any friends visiting Amsterdam.

Room Tip: We had Charlie Chaplin and Mae West - next to one another and with Canal views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MyDearWatsonAu
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Property: Hotel Keizershof
Address: Keizersgracht 618 | Tram 16 & 24, 4th Stop, 1017 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#33 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#39 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#67 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Keizershof 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our seventeenth century canal-house is located on the picturesque Keizersgracht in the historic heart of Amsterdam. The house was built in 1672.And is a registered monument with original features as the spiral staircase, exposed beams, monumental outside steps and original fireplaces Between 1906 and 1920 the house was frequently visited by members of the Dutch Royal family, among which our Queen,Juliana who used to play here when she was a little girl. Our hotel has free WIFI in all rooms Behind the hotel you will find our peaceful backyard with an abundance of flowers where, weather permitting, we serve you an excellent Dutch breakfast. ... more   less 
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