35. Canal House Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ranked #35 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

“I’ve recommended this lovely little Amsterdam hotel time and again and its home qualities and adorable staff have never let anybody down.” Daniel Scott

Spanning three 17th-century merchants’ houses on Amsterdam’s elegant Keizersgracht waterway.

It’s surprisingly swish but dark and moody, modern and clever all at once. Guestrooms are little Dutch masterpieces – lustrous Vermeer colours, whimsical artworks and exposed beams.

Even the most bijou come with hi-tech equipment (Bose iPod docks, Blu-Ray players, wi-fi). The Bar, the Great Room and the leafy garden are the social hubs for a pale ale or coffee.

You’re in the heart of things – cyclists whiz by, canal boats are on the move and everything is just around the corner. 

Size 23 rooms

Hotels.com genuine guest score 5/5

Hotels.com genuine guest review “The room decor is modern yet warm.”

Did you know The building was dedicated to St Donatus who guards against lightning.

 

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