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“short stay in Sep 2013”
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Hotel Keizershof
Ranked #148 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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“short stay in Sep 2013”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

When I made the reservation, I saw all the comments about the stairs, but nevertheless, I was shocked by how steep they are. We managed absolutely fine with out suitcases. But honestly, we climbed many stairs like that in our visit in Amsterdam restaurants too. That is just part of the charm of the canal row houses.

I had some issues getting onto the WiFi at the hotel a few times. But saved myself a trip downstairs and instead I emailed the owner. They always promptly replied to my email and re-set the router, as required.

The owner(s) were very helpful with directions, restaurant and other tourist tips. She ordered us a taxi on our last night, which arrived on time the next morning.

Room Tip: My adult daughter and I stayed in the Charlie Chaplin room which had twin beds, a private shower and...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Woodstock, New York
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is our second visit to this little historic hotel. The family is friendly and they make a great full breakfast. Very generous. E ating with the other guests at the big table always results in excellent travel tips too.The rooms are quiet and clean, location on Keizersgracht is near everything. The hike up the steps makes you plan your day carefully. No running up for something you forgot. We dont even mind the bath room in the hall. Reminds us of our first visits to Holland in the 1970's. Comfortable beds ( singles of course) nice garden excellent value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

The warm greeting by Mary and her children Hanneke and Ernest set the scene for this wonderfully welcoming hotel. The hotel is full of character; in some ways it's quite quirky. Steep and narrow staircases lead to the bedrooms - ours was very comfortable although the bathroom was a bit too compact, and the en-suite toilet a little bit like an aircraft loo and located on the landing. Breakfast is served at a communal table for all guests - brilliant for meeting other guests and sharing experiences of Amsterdam - and the breakfast food itself generous and delicious. Mary and her family help make a really lovely stay - they're full of ideas and recommendations and delightful people.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We LOVED this place and the family that runs it. Hannake and her brother were so friendly and helpful, showing us where we should go and things we could do. They made us feel at home. The hotel is right on a gorgeous canal, and we enjoyed being in the 1672 Dutch house. Our room was on the 4th floor (loved the steep, winding staircase) and overlooked a cute neighborhood of houses and their amazing garden (where we loved hanging out). The breakfast every morning was amazing...tasty cheese and bread, fresh fruit, yummy cookies, coffee and juice, and even a homemade omelette.

The whole feel was cozy and truly Dutch. I'd stay here again for sure.

The only downer was that there was no AC and it was a little hot...and if we opened the windows the mosquitoes came in.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

It's rare to find places like this in expensive, ever-popular Amsterdam. An original canal home with just a handful of rooms walking distance to everything. The home and the gardens are lovely, as is the kitchen area and breakfast. The rooms were great (don't expect 5 star, but cute, cosy, light and airfilled rooms of a generous size, just like staying in someone's home). Everything was very clean and we loved the room we had, with our own bathroom on the top floor overlooking the back garden. This would have to be one of the better value places in Amsterdam where most things are quite expensive.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Putney, London
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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful little hotel, in a great canal side location in walking distance of everything! We stayed in a lovely room on the 4th floor with a view of the canal. The room was very comfortable, with an en suite shower room. The toilet (private) was outside the room though, which was a slight inconvenience.

We were looked after really well for our 3 night stay and the continental breakfast was excellent; the cheese and chive omelettes are not to be missed!

In summary, great room, great location and great service - although the extremely steep stairs may put some off. We'll be back on our next visit to Amsterdam.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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11 reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Everything I wanted in my Amsterdam stay, Great location; only 4 stops from Grand Central, canal front, yet in a quiet and safe block. Just walk around the corner and there are TONS of places to eat, shop, or people watch. I could see the towers of the Rijksmuseum from my third floor room, just a coupe of blocks away. Vondel park (great picnic spot) is close by, but the back garden of the hotel is also a peaceful place to restore your energy.
I read a lot of comments from other TA reviews about being treated like family by the deVries, I found this to be true, I really did receive kind of personal kindness and attention that family gives, (maybe better ?), and am so grateful for it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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