The classic, brown-brick, patrician canal house overlooks a quiet stretch of one of Amsterdam's main waterways, the Prinsengracht. Restaurant-rich Utrechtsestraat is a two-minute stroll away, while the Hermitage Amsterdam - the city's major new art museum - is close by, too.
With bare oak floors, silk curtains, subtle lighting, big and bold modern canvasses by Dutch artists, and mod-cons such as the TV and minibar hidden from view in ingenious, swiveling wooden contraptions, the six, mostly spacious rooms are furnished with considerable flair. One of the best is 117, with three large canal-facing windows. You may want to avoid 111, the cheapest, which is a small basement room.
The lovely new breakfast room was the house's kitchen back in the 17th century.
Eating and drinking
Simple but good breakfasts, that include freshly squeezed orange juice, croissants and hard-boiled eggs.
Just like Mr Clooney - charming and urbane.
Who stays there
Middle-aged couples in the main.
Skip the cheapest basement room. It's woth paying the 15-40 euros extra for the lighter, bigger ones. Breakfast and city tax are included in the rates.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Comfy, good-looking bedrooms
- Lovely old building
- Peaceful, canal-facing location
- No lift and steep stairs
- No lounge