Offering exceptional value in the expensive city center, the Keizershof occupies a four-story, narrow canal house that dates back to 1672, so of course there’s no elevator. Guestrooms are beamed and plain with simple, modern furnishings, and only two have private bathrooms; they either overlook the bustle of the canal or a tranquil pocket-size, flower-filled courtyard to the rear, where breakfast is served in summer. Downstairs a TV lounge shares its space with a grand piano, but what makes this place memorable is the warm welcome from its owners, the hospitable De Vries family, who will go that extra mile to make your stay comfortable.