My partner and I stayed here for a few nights however we were a little disappointed as we had very high expectations after reading the amazing reviews on Trip Advisor. Check in was very confusing… we arrived and the elderly lady who owns the BnB literally gave us a key then in broken English gave us some terrible directions. There are these tiny little windy stairs and about 5 floors of them so we lugged our 30 kilo suitcases up the stairs which was so exhausting and confusing when you don’t know where you are going. There wasn’t any help from the staff so that was a little disappointing. As others have mentioned, if you have any back or leg problems this is not the place for you as these stairs are insane. We got to the top and due to the terrible instructions we got lost and had to go back down and ask the lady again where our room was. By the time we finally got up there we were so exhausted. There were no room numbers only a different picture of celebrities on the doors which is also why we got so lost as we couldn’t understand what the lady was saying.
The location however was fantastic. Walking distance to many cafes, shops and restaurants and a short buggy ride away to the Red Light District. The other owners were very lovely and were quite concerned when I came down with a bad cold so that was nice. However at times they were a little intrusive, aka insisting we have the breakfast in the morning after we had planned to just get out and about in the morning. Another thing we were disappointed with was that it was literally freezing when we were there, like -5 etc however they wouldn’t put any heating on in the rooms so at night we really had to rug up to stay warm.
I probably wouldn’t stay again however it was an experience and the view from our room over the canals was incredible but like I said above if you have problems being mobile or are elderly this is not the place for you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Keizershof Hotel Amsterdam