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The Amsterdam Canal Hotel
Ranked #83 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“More than a 3 star hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The staff there had the best service I've ever had in any city, especially Ervin, he was more than helpful. Me and my girlfriend loved the breakfast in the mornings and the free mini bar was great. The internet was super fast and the jacuzzi tub was a welcoming surprise. At first I thought the room was a bit small but after 5 minutes I got used to it and it was extremely cozy and nice. Though it isn't in the center of the city, everything was accessible with tram stations right outside the hotel or a quick 5-10 minute walk in any direction to restaurants, bars, or shops. To compliment the staff again, they were extremely helpful by recommending us where to go and what to do around the city. I would definitely recommend people to stay at this hotel and we'll be sure to come back to this hotel the next time we're in Amsterdam!

Room Tip: For the elderly or pregnant women, do not book a room higher than the 1st floor. The stairs are like...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The hotel is in a good location and renovated with imagination so that the rooms are basic but smart and very comfortable. On the road side the trams kept us awake and you have to like stairs to reach the third floor but we changed to a more expensive room facing the canal, which was peaceful.That was until guests arrived during the night. We were told that improvements to noise insulation are about to happen. You can walk to most places of interest or take a choice of trams that run close by. A City pass is the best way to see lots of museums if you are so inclined, because entry is expensive to each one. The buffet breakfast downstairs was really good. All the staff were extremely pleasant.

Room Tip: Choose canal side rooms that are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed in the hotel for 5 nights,the hotel was lovely the staff friendly and very helpful, You could hear street noise in the subterranean room but it wasn't excessive and the breakfast was wonderful. If we go back it Amsterdam we would definitely stay in the hotel again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are immaculately clean, quirky and canal views, if you choose to pay the extra for them, are just great. Friendly service, delicious breakfasts and free minibar are the plus points. The location is also good, as you can walk to pretty much anywhere, and the immediate surrounding area is lovely, with good restaurants. The only low point is that the walls appear to be made from cardboard and the people in the next room sound like they are in YOUR room! I would still recommend this hotel, though!

  • Stayed October 2013
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AmsterdamCanal_Hotel, Manager at The Amsterdam Canal Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor.

On behalf of the complete we would like to thank you once again for staying with us during your visit in Amsterdam. It was a pleasure to welcoming you in our hotel.

Thank you for your suggestions, we strive to improve our product and services every day, and thanks to your review we can do!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in future again!

With kind regards,

J. Ligtvoet
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This hotel is relatively new (it only opened at the beginning of this year) so I had not come across it before on previous trips to Amsterdam, however it will be on my list as one to return to. The location is good (tram 25 from the station takes you straight there) and it is surrounded by lovely little streets which are quintessentially Amsterdam. The hotel is in it's infancy so there were a few wee wrinkles. We lost the power a couple of times and our room was quite narrow which meant we had to enter the bed from the bottom but despite this every thing was done with charm and staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and varied.

Altogether, a very pleasant stay and one definitely to be repeated.

Room Tip: Go for a canal view!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmsterdamCanal_Hotel, General Manager at The Amsterdam Canal Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review on tripadvisor.

It was a great pleasure to host you in the Amsterdam Canal Hotel. On behalve of the complete we would like to thank you again for staying with us.

With your suggestions we can improve our product and our services. It's very important for us to get your feedback, thank you for this.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in future!
You can contact me directly to make your reservation.

All the best, with kind regards,

J. Ligtvoet
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Modern,clean hotel in a good location. Staff were very friendly and always happy to help. Breakfast was good and there was plenty choice.
The rooms are small and i did miss a bed side table but other than that no problems.
Would stay again.

Room Tip: choose a canal view on the first floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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AmsterdamCanal_Hotel, General Manager at The Amsterdam Canal Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you very much for your great review!
It was a pleasure to host you as one of our guest.

On behalf of the complete we would like to thank you again for your stay!

If you would like to return to our hotel, or need any help, please contact me directly.

With kind regards,

J. Ligtvoet
General Manager (gm@canal-hotel.nl)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We loved the location. The rooms were spotless. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast was very nice. BUT the first room we stayed in had no place to put things, no night tables, no dresser, no shelf of any kind in the bathroom. Because we extended our stay at the last minute we had to move rooms. Although we paid a lot more for the second room with a canal view we could hear everything in the room next door which was very disconcerting! Storage space in this room was an issue as well.
If half the armoir was shelves, inexpensive night stands were put next to the beds and one or two shelves were put near the bathroom sink, it could be a really top notch hotel.

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Property: The Amsterdam Canal Hotel
Address: Weteringschans 253, 1017 XJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #83 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Amsterdam Canal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Hotel reinvents the urban hotel for the people who look for a quality visit in exciting Amsterdam. We crave experience more than hospitality clichés. We are curious about the historic buildings we inhabit and let them guide us to someplace both warm, fresh and authentic. We appeal to a broad spectrum of urban travelers, without reducing everything to the lowest common denominator. ... more   less 
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