Seeking seductive bedrooms, blindingly good breakfasts and a hushed garden hideaway in which to escape? Want it all in the middle of one of Europe’s most fun and fascinating cities? Canal House hotel in Amsterdam‘s the spot for you.
Style Dutch masterpiece
Setting Cobbled canalside Jordaan
Why this week? Smith members can save with our exclusive Canal House hotel offer. Extend your stay in the Netherlands’ hub of culture and cool with three nights for the price of two – all the better to lounge a little longer in your sumptuously stylish, decadently dark-hued room.
Our favourite bits Perfectly located, Canal House hotel packs contemporary chiaroscuro decor into a brace of 17th-century merchant’s houses, channeling the dramatic light, natural textures and rich fabrics of the Dutch Old Masters. Exceptional Room 12 has an ingenious sink/entertainment
island and our favourite photography, including two Kevin Best showstoppers. The aptly named Best Room is an enormous top-floor suite with a freestanding bath, shower for two and canal views.
Mr & Mrs Smith say: ‘As Mrs Smith and I approach the huge and age-blackened oak doors of Canal House on Amsterdam’s pretty waterway the Keizersgracht, we’re not sure what to expect. After all, the things that usually lurk behind such forbidding portals are liable to go bump in the night. Bracing ourselves for an encounter with one of Dr Frankenstein’s shuffling henchmen, we are relieved when welcomed by the altogether friendlier figure of the hotel’s concierge. After checking us into the hip 23-room hideaway, he leads us through the former 17th-century merchant’s house – all high ceilings, tastefully faded repros of Dutch Golden Age paintings, swathes of silk and velvet, and Gothic-luxe design touches – and up to our suite.’
Read the rest of the anonymous Smith review of Canal House hotel in Amsterdam by Tom Morton, critic and curator, or search for more hotel offers…