Canal House

Keizersgracht 148, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1015CX, Netherlands

A collection of 17th-century merchants' houses meets 21st-century style in this boutique charmer that mixes modern comforts (free Wi-Fi) with design elements (silk and velvet) that recall Dutch art and history. Located next to Amsterdam's vibrant Jordaan neighborhood, the canal-side hotel features restored original features like timber beams, fireplaces, and decorated ceilings accented by contemporary touches including leather headboards, locally sourced minibars, and the knickknack collections of recent owners. The 23 rooms are separated into four categories—Good, Better, Great, and Exceptional—and vary mainly based on size and view; the top category has double sinks, sitting areas, canal or garden vistas, and bespoke furniture. Though tall and narrow like traditional canal houses, these interconnected structures boast unique elements like a central, high-ceilinged Great Room (now the main lounge) and triple-width garden outfitted with seating areas and two garden houses. A hearty breakfast is included, and snacks and drinks are available throughout the day (there's no full service restaurant).


  • central location
  • prime for romance
  • large outdoor space


  • no full restaurant
  • limited facilities
  • no gym


Phones: 020-622–5182


23 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast