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Between all the famous Dutch canals: The Canal House

25. January 2019

The Grachtengordel

A characteristic feature of Amsterdam are the canals around the hub with about 90 islands and 1500 bridges. Most of them were built during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, together with great monumental buildings alongside. The three main canals, also known as the Grachtengordel, form a belt around the city and especially from birds eye view it looks amazing. The Grachtengordel consists of the famous and ancient canals Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht. In three seventeenth century merchants’ houses at the Keizergracht is the luxury hotel `Canal House´ located (part of `A Curious Group of Hotels´)

The arty Jordaan lifestyle

The Canal House of Amsterdam is not only located at the famous Keizersgracht but also in the heart of the Jordaan district. Jordaan is nowadays one of the most expensive locations in the Netherlands and is home to many art galleries, particularly for modern art. This luxury and arty lifestyle is adapted to the design of the Canal House and the hotel fits perfectly to its surrounding.

BTW, the Canal House is not far away from The Anne Frank House. Please, take your time and visit the great museum to be remembered!

The Canal House has 23 rooms and is furnished with exquisite materials and contemporary Dutch design. We felt especially in love with the accurate selected Dutch artworks in the hotel, which was modern and ancient together. All bedrooms feature hardwoods floors and silk wallpapers. Ours was designed with purple velvet details and we had the best view from our bed through large, narrow windows: the Keizersgracht.

The silence in the garden

We had our breakfast at Canal House in The Great Room, where we enjoyed the view to the other side of the house: the garden. A garden is rare in the centre of Amsterdam and you cannot believe how quiet it was in this green oasis. In summer, it must be perfect. You can first experience the vivid city around and then end up the day in the green and peaceful garden. When it is getting colder, you can withdraw from the hectic life in The Garden House to read a book with a cup of thee. The Garden House is designed with vintage botanical prints, hanging plants and it is an inspiring space to gather for work.

When you need an accommodation in the heart of Amsterdam, which should not be far away from all the touristic attractions, you definitely need to join the Canal House. Here, you are in the middle of the vivid Dutch life and when you need to calm down there is enough silence and sedateness in the lovely garden behind the history buildings of the Canal House. #sponsored

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