On the King’s Canal, three seventeenth century merchants’ houses constitute Canal House. A singular hotel with dim lighting, deep purple decor and an oasis of greenery in the back garden. In the heart of the cultural centre of Amsterdam and a short stroll from the Nine Streets, a fantastic address for a city break in the Dutch capital.
ROOM AT CANAL HOUSE AMSTERDAM
Exceptionals Rooms are the 5th among 7 room categories. Very large and benefiting from plenty of natural light, they are In the same color scheme as the rest of Canal House. The comfort of the bed is, indeed, exceptional, such as the beautiful and deep bathtub. With enough dressing space and a separated toilet, longer stays are possible. Only downside is the non-existing or malfunctioning AC.
Amsterdam’s biggest attractions are at your doorstep; the Ann Franck House, the Museum District, Canal Cruises… Take the time to wander in the Nine Streets and test out cute coffee shops along the way.
Served in the Great Room – designed from the Dutch heritage – between 7 and 11 am, the buffet includes fresh fruits, pastries, yoghurt, local cheeses, cereals… The spread was nice but a bit sparse and lacking generosity. Hopefully just a one time slip.
Canal House has a bar overlooking the King Canal and a lovely relaxing back garden.
An obvious one but bike riding is a way of life in Amsterdam. Renting a bike is mandatory and there are plenty of bike rentals around Canal House.
WHAT WE LIKED THE MOST
- The location was spot on, especially for first time visitors.
- Just before heading out for the day, take the time to relax in the garden. If the sun is shining, the sofa beds are heaven. A big plus!
- Our room was much larger than the average, very comfortable for longer stays.
WHAT COULD BE DIFFERENT
- As mentioned, the breakfast was a miss. Not a big deal given the number of delightful café in the area.
- Either there wasn’t any AC in the room or it wasn’t functioning properly, but the temperatures were too hot at night. Unfortunately the fan provided by the hotel was too noisy and just didn’t cut it.