I stayed at the Hotel Keizershof for 4 nights in July on a vacation with my husband to the Netherlands. We stayed in the “Marlene Dietrich” room which overlooks a pretty garden in the back of the hotel (they also have canal view rooms, which are a bit more expensive). The room was simple but nice, very clean and comfortable. The room did not have air conditioning, but that was not a problem (even in late July), we just kept the windows open and it was very comfortable. While there is a sink in the room, as their website notes the room shares a bathroom and shower with a few other rooms. Sharing was not an issue for us, and not including breakfast time, we only saw one other person staying in the nearby rooms, even though all seemed to be booked up. Also, as their website notes, the stairs as in all canal houses are winding, narrow and steep. Pack light if you can, we had backpacks which made it much easier but I can imagine that pulling up a huge suitcase would be really tough. For us, the highlights of the hotel were the hosts and the breakfast. The breakfast was wonderful, with lots of fresh homemade breads, many different cheeses, and omelets which were really good. There were always several fruits available along with cereals and yogurts. It may have been the guests, but with a shared breakfast table (which we hadn’t experienced in many B&Bs that we stayed in) we always seemed to have a very warm, convivial and friendly atmosphere. Note: This is listed under general Amsterdam hotels but it's really more of a bed and breakfast. However, a lot of the places listed on TripAdvisor under Bed and Breakfasts in Amsterdam didn’t seem to have breakfast included. Just something to look out for. The owners were great hosts, very welcoming and friendly and they answered any questions that we had with lots of helpful suggestions. The hotel is in easy walking distance to most sites in Amsterdam. We walked everywhere we went, but it’s very close to the tram if you don’t want to walk. It’s on a beautiful canal/street, not too many cafes/restaurants/bars on that block which keeps it quiet and all of those things are very close. A nice place that if we are back in Amsterdam, we’d love to return to!
- Also Known As:
- Keizershof Hotel Amsterdam