Ambassade Hotel

A long-time Guide favourite, ‘it has to be one of our favourite hotels in Europe’. More

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Herengracht 341
North Holland
1016 AZ
00 31 2055 5022 2

Hotel information


3 suites, 19 superior rooms, 25 classic rooms, 6 small standard rooms, 3 family rooms.


All year.


Lifts. Lobby, 2 lounges, breakfast room; two meeting rooms; library, Internet facility, library bar, Brasserie Ambassade. Free wireless internet. Float & Massage centre nearby. Bicycle hire (€17.50 daily). Unsuitable for disabled.


Yes, family rooms and cots available.

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Amex, Master, Visa, JCB.


Room: small standard €185-€285, classic €285-€325, superior deluxe €385-475, suite €5-€550. Breakfast €22.50. A 10% discount on room rates and a 22% discount on breakfast for direct reservations made on the hotel's website.

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 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. 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 been recently renovated by the renowned Spanish architects, Cruz y Ortiz. The newly renovated library/bar showcases a collection of more then 5,000 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 brasserie is lavish. Many good restaurants nearby; the hotel also has an excellent restaurant, a French brasserie run by chef Tom van de Coolwijk

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Ambassade Hotel
Herengracht 341
North Holland
1016 AZ

Guest comments

'The Ambassade is not only beautiful, it is wonderfully organised and super-efficient. It is a model of how a city hotel should be run. ' - CE - January, 2017
'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. 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

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