Canal House Hotel - Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 148, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1015 CXshow map
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Overview

Situated near Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel, the welcoming Canal House Hotel offers a sundeck, a patio and a large garden. It contains 23 modern rooms that strike a perfect balance between comfort and style. There's also a convenience of private parking on site.

Location

The venue is less than 4.5 km from I Amsterdam. The hotel is placed 15 minutes' walk from Montelbaanstoren. In addition, Van Gogh Museum is within a walking distance of the property.

Amsterdam Central train station lies within a 10-minute walk.

Rooms

A mini bar, central heating and an iPod docking station along with tea and coffee making equipment, refrigerators and a larder are provided in each room. Guests can enjoy sweeping views of the backyard. All accommodation has parquet floor.

Eat & Drink

Buffet breakfast is offered each morning. The lounge bar is ideal for a relaxing drink. Guests can dine at The Pancake Bakery located at 150 metres distance.

Leisure

The venue caters to families with cots and board games.

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.

The hotel staff speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Bahasa Indonesian.

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 buffet

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Free breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Public terrace/Patio
  • Garden area
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 05:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 1 yearExisting bedsFREECotOne child2 - 4 yearsExtra bedChildren above
4 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Exceptional Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Deluxe Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Executive Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Luxury Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Anne Frank HouseAnne Frank House200 m
Theo Thijssen MuseumTheo Thijssen Museum200 m
Multatuli MuseumMultatuli Museum300 m
Royal Palace AmsterdamRoyal Palace Amsterdam500 m
Historical Museum AmsterdamHistorical Museum Amsterdam700 m
SexmuseumSexmuseum700 m
Houseboat MuseumHouseboat Museum700 m
Allard Pierson MuseumAllard Pierson Museum900 m
The Biblical MuseumThe Biblical Museum900 m
Anne Frank HouseAnne Frank House280 mPrinsengracht 263-267 Museum entrance Westermarkt 20
Amsterdam MuseumAmsterdam Museum740 mGedempte Begijnensloot
Red Light DistrictRed Light District910 mYou will know it! AmsterdamThe Netherlands
WesterkerkWesterkerk260 mPrinsengracht 279-281
Body WorldsBody Worlds610 m66 Damrak
Houseboat MuseumHouseboat Museum720 m296K Prinsengracht
The Pancake BakeryThe Pancake Bakery150 mPrinsengracht 191
Restaurant Black and BlueRestaurant Black and Blue90 m46 Leliegracht
Winkel 43Winkel 43310 m43 Noordermarkt
MAX AmsterdamMAX Amsterdam210 mHerenstraat 14 Jordaan area
De LuwteDe Luwte120 mLeliegracht 26\u002F28
Spanjer en van TwistSpanjer en van Twist110 mLeliegracht 60
Cafe SandroCafe Sandro100 mLeliegracht 40
Seasons RestaurantSeasons Restaurant210 m16 Herenstraat
VegabondVegabond140 mLeliegracht 16
De Twee ZwaantjesDe Twee Zwaantjes150 mPrinsengracht 114
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Getting around
Airports
Schiphol (AMS)11.3 km
Rotterdam The Hague (RTM)55.8 km
Train
Amsterdam Central Station1.0 km
Underground
Rokin800 m
Amsterdam Central Metro1.1 km
Bus
Bus stop300 m
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
8.8
Greatbased on 161 reviews
  • 8.0
    Great

    Everything is great!

    No disadvantages.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Unusual design, room cleanliness, staff is friendly and helpful.

    Bail refund procedure: the deposit was refunded only 24 days after my third written request.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Great

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Great

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

  • 10.0
    Perfect

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

  • 9.4
    Perfect

    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
    Perfect

    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.

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FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The property is located 15 km from Schiphol airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, buffet breakfast is available for the guests.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00 till 23:59.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 12:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is 1 km away from the hotel.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers ironing and room service.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy you lunch or dinner at The Pancake Bakery, MAX Amsterdam and Cafe Brandon that lie about 100 metres from the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel offers such room types as a double room and a deluxe room.
Is there any public transport in vicinity?
Yes, there is Amsterdam Central train station 750 metres away.
Highlights
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 05:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 1 yearExisting bedsFREECotOne child2 - 4 yearsExtra bedChildren above
4 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Schiphol (AMS)11.3 km
Rotterdam The Hague (RTM)55.8 km
Train
Amsterdam Central Station1.0 km
Underground
Rokin800 m
Amsterdam Central Metro1.1 km
Bus
Bus stop300 m
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