Canal House - Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 148, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1015 CXshow map
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SuperbBased on  151 reviews
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Overview

Canal House Hotel is rated 4 stars and is placed about 4.0 km from Amsterdam RAI. Founded in 1640, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2010.

The hotel’s central location offers quick access to a palace, a church and a museum. Guests can get to Amsterdam city center, which is 1 km away.

There are shops, boutiques and stores located nearby.

The hotel stands within a 10-minute stroll of Centraal subway station and within a 10-minute walking distance of Amsterdam Central train station. Amsterdam-Schiphol airport is 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Staying in one of the 23 comfortable rooms, guests can enjoy a sweeping view over the courtyard. They have hardwood floor and cozy furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the garden every morning. Guests can relax in the snack bar serving hot and cold drinks. Brasserie Vlaming treats guests with Dutch and French meals and is about 200 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers car and bicycle rental services for travelling a market area.

Relax

The property features cots and board games for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at EUR 36 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   23.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 36 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bank service
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • Water view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children5 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Madame Tussaud's AmsterdamMadame Tussaud's Amsterdam1700 ft
Amsterdam Central StationAmsterdam Central Station3000 ft
Amsterdam Central StationAmsterdam Central Station3000 ft
NoordermarktNoordermarkt1000 ft
KalverstraatKalverstraat2300 ft
Anne Frank HouseAnne Frank House700 ft
Theo Thijssen MuseumTheo Thijssen Museum700 ft
Royal Palace AmsterdamRoyal Palace Amsterdam1700 ft
Historical Museum AmsterdamHistorical Museum Amsterdam2300 ft
Anne Frank HouseAnne Frank House700 ftPrinsengracht 267
Amsterdam Tulip Museum Amsterdam Tulip Museum 500 ftPrinsengracht 116
Amsterdam Cheese Museum Amsterdam Cheese Museum 500 ftPrinsengracht 112
Rockarchive AmsterdamRockarchive Amsterdam500 ftPrinsengracht 110
the Otheristthe Otherist500 ftLeliegracht 6
HomomonumentHomomonument800 ftWestermarkt
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Brasserie Vlaming - AmsterdamBrasserie Vlaming - Amsterdam600 ftPrinsengracht 193a
The Pancake BakeryThe Pancake Bakery600 ftPrinsengracht 191
Seasons RestaurantSeasons Restaurant700 ft16 Herenstraat
ChristopheChristophe300 ftLeliegracht 46
Restaurant CristopheRestaurant Cristophe300 ftLeliegracht 46
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Artis ZooArtis Zoo1.2 mi
Station Amsterdam MuiderpoortStation Amsterdam Muiderpoort2.2 mi
Station Amsterdam SloterdijkStation Amsterdam Sloterdijk2.2 mi
Van Gogh MuseumVan Gogh Museum1.2 mi
Metro WeesperpleinMetro Weesperplein1.3 mi
Metro WibautstraatMetro Wibautstraat1.8 mi
Metro De VlugtlaanMetro De Vlugtlaan2.0 mi
Metro Jan van GalenstraatMetro Jan van Galenstraat2.1 mi
Metro Over AmstelMetro Over Amstel2.1 mi
West Church (Westerkerk)West Church (Westerkerk)1000 ftPrinsengracht 279-281
Pianola MuseumPianola Museum1100 ftWesterstraat 106
Noordermarkt Noordermarkt 1200 ftNoorderkerk
Kitsch KitchenKitsch Kitchen1300 ftRozengracht 8-12
North Church (Noorderkerk)North Church (Noorderkerk)1300 ftNoordermarkt 44-48
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Getting around
Airports
Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS)7.0 mi
Rotterdam Zestienhoven (RTM)34.7 mi
Train
Amsterdam Central Station3300 ft
Underground
Metro Weesperplein1.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
9.0
SuperbBased on  151  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    Location & friendly helpful staff; large room

    We had several problems. We stayed there on the recommendation of a friend who had stayed there several years ago. In the meantime,the hotel had bee remodeled in a very modern style which was not to our liking. The bathroom bath/shower had no privacy as they were in the room & not separated. We thought the hotel was overpriced for the room & it had no view. The temperature controls didnt work properly nor did the phone & clock. While all the staff was friendly & some knowlegeable, some of the staff working at reception (they dont have a concierge) were lacking knowledge about restaurants & just looked at the web for recommendatins. Restaurant recommendations are important & we rely on the experience & personal knowledge of hotel staff

  • 9.6
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    I loved the design of the hotel. it's small but this makes it very cosy. the service is excellent and the location - only 5 mins walk from the centre. I would definitely recommend it!

  • 9.4
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    The canal House was new when we stayed last week. We were extremely happy with our room, it was beautiful. The only problem is that we were downstairs, behind the public bathrooms and on several occassions our room smelled like a bathroom and walking down the stairs it also smelled. The staff was great, friendly and accomodating, especially the waitress that works in the morning, she was the best!. I would efinitely return here and definitely reccomend. The manager was also quite nice.

  • 10.0
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    Everything. The customer service, food, location and general feel of the canal house was relaxing and pleasant. The location allowed for easy access to public transport or a short walk to many attractions. The breakfast included each morning was wonderful and the staff always greated you as you entered or exited the property. I would definitely recommend the Canal house for Holiday, Business or getaway travel. The toiletries were complimentary and spa like - the bath contained large tub and separate shower with double sinks.

    The stairway is very narrow and difficult to traverse, however there is an elevator.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Part of the history of Amsterdam, the hotel has been updated so as to make it essentially a boutique designer hotel. It is very conveniently located, very quiet, with magnificently comfortable beds. The staff is courteous and attentive. Breakfast is quite good.

    There was no separate bathroom. The design aspects at the price charged did not make up for the fact that the bathtub was in the bedroom, The design may be a bit too Gothic for some tastes. Also, the wifi network, though good, has a great many protections so as to make it a bit difficult to use for some business purposes.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The staff were helpful. The bed was comfortable. There was plenty of hot water.

    The decor made extensive use of black, deep purple and stainless steel or aluminium. The beautiful ceiling plasterwork in the dining room was obscured by nine huge black lampshades. Access to our superior double room was through the kitchen. The bathroom formed part of the bedroom affording very little privacy. This formerly gracious canal house has been stripped of its previous character and charm.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Food was generally of good quality and well prepared. The breakfast menu was a little limited, but sufficient if only staying a few days. The hotel is boutique themed, and may not be to everyone's taste, but beds are comfortable, and the room was stocked with full size gels, shampoos, and disposable razors which is unusual in this room rate range.

    The actual room sizes are small in comparison to a business room in a chain franchise. There was a minibar, but not stocked with very much of interest. The biggest disappointment was the lack of coffee making facilities in the room. I would have traded the Bose iPad music docking station for a instant coffee maker any day of the week. The flat screen tv and cd player worked well, but there were no pay tv options, and the tv choices were the usual mix of European free to air channels. the bath and shower unit were not separated from the sleeping area, some people sharing a room may find this a problem. The colour scheme of the rooms are dark chocolate and mauve. Whilst these may be chic boutique hotel colours, they do tend to make small rooms feel even smaller. The rear gardens were out of bounds during my visit due to a complete renovation being undertaken. Smokers beware, that smoking is forbidden anywhere in the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We had a lovely time at The Canal House Hotel. It was perfectly located, just out of the centre to be quiet and relaxed but near enough to walk into. It is set on a pretty canal and within walking distance of the museums - just near The Anne Frank House, and shopping areas. Our room was very small but clean and comfortable. I particularly liked the fact that we could work the air conditioning and also that we could open the huge windows as I hate a hot room! Food was super with a good selection of hot and cold breakfast and the one night we had dinner there it was delicious! In fact the best meal we had during our stay. Staff were friendly and attentive.

    For such a small room it did seem a little expensive. It would have been nice to have had tea and coffee making facilities. Our room faced the garden which would have been a plus if it was finished! It is apparently going to be delightful but was a pile of rubble when we stayed.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff were uniformly helpful and accommodating--we arrived two full hours before stated check-in time and they not only allowed us to stow bags in a (fairly tight) area but got all the bags to our room up steep and winding stairs while we had a bite to eat, and without asking if we wished for help. The decor is beautiful and striking and very chic, with a constant theme from entry through guest rooms. The room had every comfort, including really good soaps and a somewhat larger than normal closet safe. My admiration of one of the lamps in the lounge/dining area (I was taking a picture) resulted in our waiter telling me the designer, adding some more info about other lighting in the room and telling me where the shop was. Nice to have such knowledable staff. Then, at dinner, I did not want any of the available desserts after a fairly heavy meal, and they prepared sliced oranges with a bit of sugar and grand marnier for me. Delicious and perfect and the waiter's idea. We also had to leave early, and breads, cereals, etc. were fully laid out before 6:30 A.M. Wake-up call and taxi arrived exactly when requested. A really good hotel with a good kitchen as well.

    I can't say we "did not like this" as it did not inconvenience us--but if there was any way for the hotel to include an elevator (perhaps building outward into the large garden) I can only think it would even broaden their appeal.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Best surprise was an upgrade to a spacious suite, tastefully decorated with a view onto the canal.

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    The room was very comfortable with every amenity and the location was perfect - quiet yet convenient to everything.

  • 9.4
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    I was first impressed when Hahn who proudly announced her surprise -- as she personally showed us to our room -- that we had been upgraded to the "Best Room" or Penthouse! As we walked in, both my husband and I were wowed and overwhelmed with the space and design of the Penthouse! I liked the bathroom facilities -- an elegant tub, double sinks and separate shower are in the center of the suite. The toliet facilities are separately housed and the king-sided (extraordinarily comfortable) bed is at the back of the suite with multiple, large windows that open to the fabulous canal breeze and view! It also had a private entrance which we did not have time to explore. We both loved the display of historical lighting fixures and photographs that line the wall of the entry hall. I loved also the upholstered dining chairs in the "Great Room". And, most importantly, the professional staff treated us with kindness and respected our privacy. There was nothing requested that wasn't delivered with a smile! The kitchen staff patiently and kindly held the kitchen open for us after we mixed up the time of our dinner reservations. The food, too, was great! We ordered and shared an assortment of the starter menu which were all very tasty and delicious. There was nothing I did not like about Canal House and only wish I could have viewed the "Good" and "Better" Rooms to see how they compared to our upgrade to the fabulous "Best" Room -- the Penthouse suite!

    Our stay was too brief! The only other disappointment was that the garden is under construction. We were there in September and could not sit outside for breakfast in the garden because it was under construction ... and raining, which, of course, had nothing to with the Hotel.

  • 10.0
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    Excellent service, spacious and clean rooms. wonderful location. Great dining room. Breakfast is excellent. one of the best hotels i have stayed at. Oh yes being a senior citzen we appreciated the elevator.

  • 9.4
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    The staff was amazing. The air conditioning stopped working and the staff immediatly brought in a fan to our room. The breakfast was great and again it was the staff that made our stay perfect. The room we stayed in - #7 - was beautiful.

    Room did get too warm during the night.

  • 10.0
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    Really nice atmosphere, design and location.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  151 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Netherlands

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children5 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS)7.0 mi
Rotterdam Zestienhoven (RTM)34.7 mi
Train
Amsterdam Central Station3300 ft
Underground
Metro Weesperplein1.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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