Ambassade Hotel

A long-time Guide favourite, 'it has to be one of our favourite hotels in Europe', this hotel is spread among ten 17th-century gabled houses on two of the city’s finest canals (Herengracht and Singel). More

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Ambassade Hotel
Herengracht 341
North Holland
1016 AZ
0031 20 555 02 22

Hotel information


2 suites, 25 regular classic rooms, 2 triple rooms, 1 quadruple rooms, 14 de luxe rooms, 12 superior de luxe rooms, 1 apartment, 5 rooms in annexe.


All year.


Lifts. Lobby, 2 lounges, breakfast room; meeting room; library, Internet facility. Free wireless internet. Float & Massage centre nearby. Bicycle hire (€15 daily). Unsuitable for disabled. Bar & Restaurant Brasserie opening summer 2015.


Yes, family rooms and cots available.

Credit cards

All major cards accepted.


Room: single €210-€265, double €250-€285, deluxe €280-375, superior-deluxe €375-€425, suite €395-€€525. Breakfast €17.50 (children under 12 receive 50% discount).

Good Hotel Guide Review

A long-time Guide favourite, ‘it has to be one of our favourite hotels in Europe’,  this hotel is spread among ten 17th-century gabled houses on two of the city”s finest canals (Herengracht and Singel). One returning visitor this year told us: ‘I forgot to endorse your listing of the Ambassade which we have just returned from. We must have stayed there intermittently for 25 years or more – nothing ever changes, and it is a small miracle that it stays just as good as ever – one of the best city hotels.’ Its beautiful location is quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance of Amsterdam”s major attractions. The canal houses have been carefully restored to maintain their authentic character and all rooms and suites have been stylishly furnished and decorated. Each room has its own unique character and specific charm. The “super-efficient, friendly” staff offer a “seamless service” (regular guests” preferences recorded; umbrellas, bicycle hire and city maps provided). The Ambassade Hotel has an extensive modern art collection with the avant-garde Cobra movement as its focal point. Public rooms have tall windows, crystal chandeliers, clocks and paintings. “The sitting room is charming.” The newly renovated library/bar showcases a collection of more then 4,000 books, all first editions signed by authors who have stayed at the Ambassade Hotel (Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Umberto Eco, etc). There is a unique float and massage centre “Koan Float” nearby. Other features include 24 hour room service, tasteful lounges where guests can relax as well as a 17th century style meeting hall. Breakfast (7 until 11 am; 11.30 at weekends) in the beautiful breakfast room is lavish. Many good restaurants nearby, but from summer 2015 the hotel will open its own restaurant, a French brasserie run by chef Erik Zonjee.

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Ambassade Hotel
Herengracht 341
North Holland
1016 AZ

Guest comments

'The Ambassade has undergone extensive renovation and now even has a lift in the main building. We had a spacious room on the third floor, which was very elegantly furnished and had a fantastic view to the canal. Breakfast in the breakfast room looking out to the canal was very good and at just over 16 Euro not expensive for a top hotel They freshly prepare all sorts of egg dishes and have a buffet with fresh fruit, juices, etc. It is really very satisfactory. The people at the reception are very friendly and very helpful. It is a lovely hotel in a great location and also very conveniently situated for shopping or museums. One of our favourite city hotels. ' - Wolfgang Stroebe - July, 2014

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