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“17th Century waterfront hotel in the heart of Amsterdam's canal district. A clever conversion of 11 canal houses, rooms are Louis XVI in style, filled with traditional antiques and complemented with modern art. There's fine dining at Brasserie Ambassade and drinks in the library. A city gem.”

“17th Century waterfront hotel in the heart of Amsterdam's canal district. A clever conversion of 11 canal houses, rooms are Louis XVI in style, filled with traditional antiques and complemented with modern art. There's fine dining at Brasserie Ambassade and drinks in the library. A city gem.”

Hotel Review

THe Ambassade is a strikingly elegant restoration of eleven 17th-century merchants’ houses overlooking the Herengracht canal, with particularly fine views of the canal through the large windows of the graceful salon and high-ceilinged breakfast room. The hotel boasts extremely elegant and comfortable bedrooms, most furnished with antiques. It's a hostelry that has always been popular with writers, many of whose works are showcased in the hotel’s library. As for service, while they do not have as many staff as some other hotels, you will be well cared for here and come away with the sense that you have stayed somewhere special. 

 

Written by Leonie Glass

Recommended For

  • Writing a novel
  • A favourite amongst writers; signed copies of famous author's books adorn the library, perfect for some inspiration!
  • Traditional
  • Stretching through 11 canal houses, this is a resplendent stay with original art and antiques a-plenty
  • Museums
  • Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum are all walking distance
  • Historic
  • For more than half a century this was the go-to hotel for Dutch publishers
  • Cycling
  • Bicycles are the chosen mode of transport for one million people in Amsterdam. Join the craze and explore the city at ease
  • Great walks
  • Amsterdam has 165 canals over 100km in length. Great for exploring on foot or by boat
  • Learning
  • Enjoy the thousand plus strong book library while sipping on your favourite drink
  • Restaurant
  • The Brasserie serves elegant French cuisine
  • Downtown
  • Conference facilities
  • Quiet
  • Literary
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Artworks
  • Chic
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Business Hotel
  • Views
  • Wellbeing
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Intimate
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • The Brasserie serves elegant French cuisine
  • Conference facilities
  • Safe
  • Bar
  • Airport transfer
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • Bicycle hire
  • Wifi
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Good wine list
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Views

Activities

  • Museums
  • Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum are all walking distance
  • Cycling
  • Bicycles are the chosen mode of transport for one million people in Amsterdam. Join the craze and explore the city at ease
  • Great walks
  • Amsterdam has 165 canals over 100km in length. Great for exploring on foot or by boat
  • Learning
  • Enjoy the thousand plus strong book library while sipping on your favourite drink

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Ambassade Hotel Review

For more than half a century the go-to hotel for Dutch publishers, and a great favourite with authors, the Ambassade stretches through 10 canal houses, and is resplendent with original art and antiques. It is situated in the heart of town, has friendly, knowledgeable staff, and a superb breakfast.....

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)