Friday, November 19, 2010

Hotel Ambassade

Out of our accommodations woes, we have had a small gain.  With our original hotel bumping us, we were lucky enough to find a room at the Hotel Ambassade on the beautiful Herengracht Canal.  Our gorgeous hotel is made up of ten 17th Century canal-side terraces.  With under 60 rooms, the service is personal and attentive.

The Hotel is actually listed in our guide book as one of the top ten hotels of ‘character’ in Amsterdam.  The Ambassade has been favoured by authors over the years, and as a result the hotel boasts a library collection of over 2500 signed books.

Fresh flower arrangements are scattered throughout the hotel, including one stunning arrangement at the entrance.  Beautiful 18th century antiques and original artworks also grace the hotel, making for a truly cultural experience! The breakfast even includes French champagne.

We were delighted to discover on check in last night that the hotel has a lift – as many canal-side buildings in Amsterdam are tall, narrow and full of ankle-breaking circular stair cases and few lifts.  This was a bonus we thought, until it broke down today and we have had to discover muscles in our legs that weren’t even there previously.  Lucky for us, we are on the top floor, as it is so much more convenient with a toddler!


  1. It looks beautiful. The lovely flowers make it even more so. Looking forward to your blog about what you have got up to in Amsterdam.
    Enjoy Anne Franks house! xx

  2. Gorgeous! And def worth the sore muscles! Enjoy! :)