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.
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!