Although this is a very grand and stately hotel, it is a little old fashioned. However, the lobby area itself is fairly small but beyond it, there is a very large lounge area with chandeliers, comfortable furniture and views overlooking the canal. Afternoon tea may be served in here and the entire hotel has an air of class.
A beautiful, traditional building with the kitchen of the famous restaurant at water level so that during a canal cruise, the kitchen is included in all canal cruises places of interest.
The impeccable details of each room and suite are exemplified by the bold and vintage colors of the Dutch Masters paintings, fusing verve and panache with hints of history. Each room and suite offers 21st-century amenities as for example ecological mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, a varied pillow selection, Bose entertainment systems, Nespresso coffee machines, iPod docking stations and stately marble and mosaic bathrooms with Villeroy & Boch showers. Internet is offered complimentary during the entire stay plus up to one hour of international calling.
The hotel has a bar/restaurant at lunch that offers a very special deal for individuals, but the hotel also has a very famous a la carte restaurant that at the time of this report was a michelin restaurant.
Located in the very centre of town overlooking one of the main canals, it is within walking distance of Central station, and the shopping area as well as the Rembrandtsplein.