Staying at Canal House – Amsterdam

Canal House
Before I came to Amsterdam I had read about Canal House and knew I wanted to stay an evening there. A boutique luxury property among the canal houses, located close to the Anne Frank House and walking distance to nearly everything.
About the Hotel:
The hotel offers 23 rooms of modern luxury. Throughout the hotel, colors of black and purple reign and a touch of baroque decor glistens in each room. The hotel offers open spaces to gather, a bar, dining, a garden to relax, and the friendliest staff.


Exceptional room


Open area in lobby



A delicious free continental plus style breakfast comes with your stay offering fresh juices, pastries, yogurt, coffee, and other delicious options.


Free breakfast


I love the personalized butter

From the moment I arrived, the staff was attentive and very helpful. I arrived early in the morning from the states, and luckily my room was being cleaned already. I waited about 40 minutes in the peaceful garden and then got to my room. Before I even stepped into my room, I was overly impressed with the staffs eagerness to help me get acclimated to the city, answer any questions I had and even entertain me while I waited.
About the room:
I stayed in an exceptional room category during my visit. Located on the first floor with a walk out to the garden and a patio. Equipped with a king size bed, work station, TV, beautifully tiled tub/shower combo, dual vessel sinks, artistic touches, Green and Spring bath products (which are amazing by the way AND you can even purchase some to go), a coffee and tea station with options,  and a mini bar with local favorites.


Dual vessel sinks

I can’t decide what my favorite part of the room was, but its a tie between the gorgeous bathroom or laying in bed looking at the garden.


Quiet Garden in the back of the property

Practical Information:

  • Book in advance. Since the hotel doesn’t have hundreds of rooms, they will sell out.
  • The airport is only about 20 minutes away via taxi.
  • The hotel is centrally located – you can get just about anywhere in 20 minutes or less walking.
  • The garden is a quiet garden. While you don’t have to be absolutely silent, you should keep it down for other users who are enjoying the space.
  • Definitely get a coffee or two at breakfast – it is strong and flavorful
  • The staff does speak English – which is very helpful for U.S and Canadian visitors

Overall, I loved the hotel and wish I had more time there. This hotel has been one of my favorite stays in all of Europe.
I was hosted by Canal House, but as always, opinions are my own.



  1. August 8, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Beautiful photos and looks like a great place to stay! I’m planning on going to Amsterdam for the first time next year, will definitely look at this place as an accommodation option.

    • August 8, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      You will love it! Stay tuned because I will put out some more information on Amsterdam soon ❤️

  2. Wanderlust, Trust and Pixie Dust
    August 8, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    This hotel looks wonderful! Not sure when I’ll make it back to Amsterdam, but when I do I’m keeping your blog in mind!

    • August 9, 2016 / 5:04 am

      That’s greats hear! ? Let me know how your trip goes when you do go

  3. Anisa
    August 9, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    I really love that they have that quiet garden. So nice to have a place to relax and de-stress.

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