Overlooking houseboats on the tranquil, eastern end of the Prinsengracht, one of the city's loveliest canals. The many good restaurants on Utrechtsestraat are just round the corner.
Of the 11 rooms, only five are en suite, but those with shared facilities do have basins in rooms. All the rooms are simple but well maintained. Expect beams, carpets, reproduction furniture, no-frills shower rooms (in rooms or shared), and no TVs. Room 9, a vaulted attic space with steps up to its window, is the most popular. Room 1 is a really big family room.
Just the blue-and-white breakfast room - with a chandelier, beams and a large reproduction of Rembrandt's Nightwatch.
Eating and drinking
Just a buffet breakfast - of cold meats, cheeses, various breads, hard-boiled eggs and drinks.
I've always found staff to be polite.
Who stays there
Civilised, budget-minded travellers, including some families.
En-suite rooms cost around 20 euros more than ones with shared bathroom.
- High-Speed Internet
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Great value
- Excellent canal location
- Lots of character
- Very steep stairs (and no lift)
- Few frills