The Canal House was voted 'one of the 60 best new hotels in the world' by Condé Nast Traveller in 2012, and it is still one of the best boutique hotels in Amsterdam.
This city-slick Chic Retreat can be found in Jordaan, the cultural centre of Amsterdam. Unlike many luxury hotels in the city, it is lucky enough to have a large, romantic garden.
The 17th-century merchants houses that make up the Canal House can be found on the Keizersgracht, which are all rich in historical charm. Nevertheless, the hotel's interiors channel a 21st-century style, with contemporary furnishings and modern art.
Amsterdam is a wonderful place to wander around, and take in the historical buildings and sights. Only ten minutes from the hotel is the Museum District, which is home to the Van Gogh Museum. The Anne Frank House is also easy to get to, and is a very interesting (and moving) place to visit.
For those who enjoy a bit of retail therapy, the Nine Streets district is for you. Browse through designer and independent shops to your hearts content, or sit in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by.
Breakfast at Canal House is a traditional Dutch buffet including local meats, cheeses, fruits and yoghurts. A snack menu is available at the Great Room and Bar, where you can also enjoy a selection of drinks, cocktails and draught beer. If you fancy a quick bite, here you can also enjoy toasties, sandwiches and sweet treats.
There are plenty of lovely restaurants near the hotel, serving a range of local and international dishes. We particularly love Cafe de Curtis, which is tucked away in Jordaan's maze of tiny side streets and serves deliciously authentic Italian cuisine.