The Canal House Hotel
Overlooking the Keizersgracht canal in the Jordaan district, this boutique hotel is comprised of three narrow houses built for Dutch merchants in the 17th century. The renovated interiors now blend original design elements—such as wooden beams and fireplaces—with contemporary touches like avant-garde light fixtures from renowned designer Marcel Wanders. Decorated in a Gothic-inspired palette of black and purple, the 23 guest rooms contain modern artwork, leather headboards, in-room soaking tubs, and velvet drapes framing views of the canal or the private garden. A breakfast buffet is included, and handcrafted cocktails are available in the bar and great room.