Want to stay in a hotel with a canal view in Amsterdam? This post shares my experience at The Times Hotel Amsterdam, including a complete review of their service, food, and guest room.
The Times Hotel Amsterdam Review
I stayed at The Times Hotel, one of the best hotels in Amsterdam Canal Belt Area, in December, two days before the Christmas Holiday.
Although I live in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam canal is so beautiful.
When I saw a reasonable rate on booking.com, I just booked it immediately, without hesitation!
Other hotels with amazing canal views
|The Times Hotel
|Max Brown Hotel
|For two people only
|Hotel The Craftsmen
How did I book at the cheapest rate?
You have a higher chance of getting the best rate in Winter or Autumn since there are fewer tourists. In addition, book the rooms on the weekday, that can save you a lot of money.
About the hotel
The Times Hotel is a boutique hotel.
Although it is a family-run business, still famous in the area. I felt at home once I entered the hotel lobby.
The hotel opened its door to the public in 2006, but the building is from 1650. However, it is still a pretty new hotel since they renovated it in 2016 and again in 2020.
The hotel staffs were very friendly to us. If you need any assistance, they are there to help you.
In short, I got what I paid for; the room was excellent, still new, and clean. I will come back if I ever need an overnight stay in Amsterdam!
The best part of the room was that it faced the famous Herengracht! I fell in love with Amsterdam again!
I came just for the private canal view, which was like a dream!
I was very happy with my room. If I needed to complain, the room was small, but this was Amsterdam; I knew that clearly in my heads. In addition, I got everything I needed, like a closet, bed, bathroom, and toilet.
The isolation could have been better; the guest from the next room woke us up once. However, this is a common issue for canal hotels, and I understand that.
Reminder: if you are a light sleeper or would love to have a room with sound isolation, please do not choose the hotels in the canal area.
The hotel also offers breakfast, but it is an extra cost to the hotel price. (Fact: most hotels offer breakfast as an additional service, never included in the hotel price).
I knew Amsterdam well, so I decided to have brunch in the area after checking out.
However, I knew I would be hungry, so I grabbed some yogurt at the local supermarket the night before.
Travel tips in the area and where you can go if you stay
Public transportation tips
It is possible to walk to other attractions from the hotel, but if you want to take public transportation, I highly recommend a GVB day pass; you can take the tram, bus, and metro as many times as you like within the time limit so that you can make the most from your trip!
Travel advice for tourist attractions
Plan to visit many tourist attractions? Be sure to grab Go City Amsterdam Pass.
Please refer to this post for important things to know for your trip to Amsterdam.
Top picks for brunch and dinner
Here is a list of my favorite restaurants and shops, also popular among the locals:
- Greenwoods: popular brunch place here in Amsterdam, be sure to visit there early or avoid the peak hours
- Cafe De Barones: offer good quality coffee at an excellent price. For anyone who needs a cup of coffee in the morning
- Loetjes: the best steakhouse from Amsterdam; you can check my Loetje review here!
- Cafe Thijssen: my top pick cafe in the Amsterdam canal belt area. Sit outside when the weather is nice!
- Winkel 43: they have the best appeltaart (Dutch apple pie) in town! This is one of the most cozy cafes with great canal views in Amsterdam city center.
I love my stay at The Times Hotel.
It’s worth the money because of the excellent location and stunning canal view, and I had a fantastic night.
You can book a room here or check the complete list of hotels with canal views in Amsterdam!