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Recommended accommodations in Amsterdam

Ambassade Hotel, Herengracht 335-353, AZ 1016
This amalgamation of ten 17th-century canal houses facing Herengracht -- the gentlemen's canal -- is one of the most charming canal hotels in town.
Each of the rooms is unique and furnished with antiques. Extras like 24-hour room service ensure an enjoyable stay. Not recommended for those who have difficulty with stairs.
Phone:  020.555.0222
Fax:  020.555.0277
Doubles from:   195EUR

Canal House Hotel, Keizersgracht 148, CX 1015
A 10-minute walk from Dam Square, the Canal House Hotel occupies three 17th-century canal houses along Keizersgracht. Nicely furnished and having the benefit of a lovely saloon and a working elevator, this is a cozy, welcoming hotel.
Phone:  020.622.5182
Fax:  020.624.1317
Doubles from:   140EUR

Hotel de l'Europe, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-8, CP 1012
The de l'Europe, which dates from 1896, is one of the most imposing properties in Amsterdam. Flanking the Amstel River, it's location and old-world elegance are unsurpassed. Everything you'd expect from a member of the Leading Hotels of the World Group -- including the price.
Phone:  020.531.1777
Fax:  020.531.1778
Doubles from:   365EUR

Hotel Jan Luyken, Jan Luykenstraat 54-58, CS 1071
For those who prefer an intimate hotel but want the service of a larger property, the Jan Luyken is an excellent choice. The location, a block from fashionable P.C. Hooftstraat shopping and the Van Gogh Museum, is great. And the rooms are special in this price range.
Phone:  020.573.0730
Fax:  020.676.3841
Doubles from:   220EUR

Hotel Pulitzer, Prinsengracht 315-331, GZ 1016
One of the best -- and best known -- of Amsterdam's canal hotels, the Pulitzer has expanded to include 24 17th- and 18th- century canal houses on Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht. Art lovers will appreciate the hotel's gallery, and just about everyone else will appreciate the beautifully restored launch at the end of the Pulitzer's dock. More expensive than some, it has an outstanding restaurant, a cafe and a stylish bar. It is now a Sheraton property.
Phone:  020.523.5235
Fax:  020.627.6753
Doubles from:   250EUR