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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jennifer Ceaser

One of Amsterdam’s classiest traditional canal-front hotels, this heritage beauty has 56 guest rooms spread over 10 interconnected 17th-century gabled houses.

Many rooms have canal views, and are up in the eaves of the buildings amid a forest of beams. Chandeliers and antiques set the tone in the restful and elegant parquet-floored lounge and breakfast room.

The Ambassade is a favourite with writers: its library contains thousands of books signed by authors who have stayed at one time or another. If you like a heritage stay – this is a good choice.

It’s located on beautiful Herengracht, one of the city’s nicest and most atmospheric canals. It’s an ideal base to explore the city – close to all of the main attractions.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

The Nine Streets

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.4 miles]

Stroll the city’s most stylish streets, packed with independent boutiques and vintage fashion stores, the latest Dutch and Flemish brands, and locally-made soaps and luxe toiletries.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

Anne Frank House

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.7 miles]

The canal-house annexe – now a moving museum – is where Anne Frank hid and wrote her world-famous diary.

Best for ages: 8+ | £12

The Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam , North Holland, Netherlands[1 miles]

The Netherlands’ premier art museum is packed with Dutch Golden Age masterpieces, showcasing the finest works of Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer. Over 8,000 exhibits are displayed in 80 rooms trace 800 years of Dutch art and culture. The must-see masterpiece is Rembrandt’s massive Night Watch.

Best for ages: 18+ | £16

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

External facade of the building looking up, with a large red sign hanging down

Huis Marseille Museum for Photography

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.2 miles]

Set in two beautiful canal houses along the Keizersgracht, this museum showcases contemporary (mainly European) photographers in its permanent collection and hosts several photo exhibits annually.

Best for ages: 10+ | £7

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Close up of lots of flower stands at midday

Amsterdam Flower Market

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.4 miles]

The only floating flower market in the world, this unique market has existed since 1862, with blooms, bulbs and bouquets sold directly from the houseboats.

Best for ages: 10+ | Free

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People viewing the Madame Tussauds figures

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.5 miles]

Alongside Tussauds’ world-famous waxworks, the revamped Amsterdam boasts multi-media exhibits, and uses real-life actors and extras to add to the celebrity illusions.

Best for ages: 4+ | £19

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Tower of the Westerkerk church, autumn trees and people boating

Climb the Westerkerk Church Tower

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.6 miles]

From April to October the Westerkerk church (Prinsengracht 281) offers guided tours up its 85m-high tower delivers knock-out views of the surrounding canals and gabled houses. Open Monday to Saturday 11am-3pm.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


North Holland, Netherlands

Picturesque Golden Age canals, premier league art, cosy cafés, and liberal urban living combine to make Amsterdam one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals.

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