Hotel Prinsenhof

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Address: Prinsengracht 810, Amsterdam, 1017 JL, The Netherlands

Star rating:

3.5

Simple but homely and characterful canalfront b & b - great value for Amsterdam.

The Prinsenhof occupies a classic, tall and thin old canal house, and much of its character comes from the steepness of its stairs. There's a precipitous flight up to the reception on the first floor, from where an old-fashioned, hook-and-pulley system running up the stairwell can be used to hoist luggage up to rooms. Bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities are great value - no more than you'd pay for a private room in a hostel in the city. Book well ahead: the place is often full.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
3
90%
Public areas
3
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Service

I've always found staff to be polite.

Who stays there

Civilised, budget-minded travellers, including some families.

Price advice

En-suite rooms cost around 20 euros more than ones with shared bathroom. 

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • 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
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