In a pretty good spot on the Golden Bend, a stretch of the Herengracht canal noted for its grand houses.
Are smart without being too fancy. Furnishings such as geometric-patterned rugs and square clocks on walls complement the building's period. Bathroom showers are of the big walk-in, mop-head type. Most standard rooms look on to Vijzelstraat, a quite noisy street, so consider paying around 30 euros more for a canal-facing room.
The spacious and relaxing lobby/lounge has the Dutch Art Deco look, and gets well used because of the freebies on offer. Downstairs lies the breakfast room, decorated with photos of old Amsterdam and Holland.
Eating and drinking
Breakfasts are well above average, and include omelettes made to order. On offer in the lobby/lounge are complimentary, help-yourself pastries during the day, and cheeses and charcuterie in the evening, plus alcoholic, soft and hot drinks round the clock. On the downside, you could argue that having drinks and snacks included in the rates may deter you from visiting Amsterdam's many, great cafés.
Professional, cheerful, attentive.
Who stays there
Couples wanting a fairly affordable treat.
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- The Dutch Art Deco style
- All the extras
- The central, canalfront location
- Freebies mean you're less inclined to go out
- Some rooms can be a bit noisy