Hardly a budget option, this magical, suite-only and award-wining temple of style is wonderfully furnished in lavish 19th-century style, complete with antique furnishings and with every possible amenity on tap. With views either over the canal or a leafy patio to the rear, there's no bad choice of room here. An elegant drawing room, a sun-spot terrace, views over the canal, a flower-filled breakfast room, and smooth service all contribute to making this a truly unforgettable experience in Amsterdam, far removed from impersonal chain hotels. A small irritant is the extra charge for breakfast over and above an already expensive stay.