by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 23, 2018
Hotel Seven One Seven – Intimate boutique hotel in the heart of the historic canal ring.
This 19th century sumptuous canal-side mansion used to belong to an affluent sugar trader, and feels like an opulent ‘home away from home’. There are just nine rooms (including two suites), all inspired by famous writers, artists and composers, each unlocked with a proper, old-fashioned brass key. Each is individually decorated with a carefully chosen mix of luxury fabrics, period furniture, designer pieces and art, with Nespresso machines tucked away inside the wardrobes. Bathrooms range in size from compact to palatial; the largest come with free-standing tubs. Personalized, unobtrusive service makes guests feel at home, and the common areas encourage relaxation, whether you’re nursing a brandy by the fireplace in the library, or enjoying an afternoon tea on the patio.
Hotel Seven One Seven – Location
- Address: Prinsengracht 717, 1017 JW Amsterdam.
- Nearest Tram: Prinsengracht.
- Area: Quiet street lined with stately canal houses overlooking the picturesque Prinsengracht canal, in the heart of Amsterdam’s 17th century canal ring. Bustling Leidseplein, surrounded by restaurants and bars, is just a couple of minutes’ walk, while Amsterdam’s famous trio of art museums is 12 minutes on foot, and the Anne Frank House is a 15-minute stroll. The nearest tram stop is just around the corner, with fast and easy connections to the Museum Quarter, the Medieval Centre, and Centraal Station.
- How to Get There: Take the train to Centraal Station from Schiphol Airport, then tram #1, #2 or #5 to Prinsengracht stop, a minute’s walk from the hotel.
- Handy to: Leidseplein, Museumplein, historic canal ring.
Hotel Seven One Seven – The Basics
- Ages: While most guests tend to be couples on a city break, children are welcome.
- View: Most rooms face the tranquil courtyard, with the exception of the 2 executive suites that benefit from canal views, and rooftop views from the Room at the Top.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/jacuzzi.
- Laundry: No in-room laundry service.
- Extras: You’re welcomed with coffee and cookies on arrival. There is also a cute blue rubber duck for you to take home with you in every bathroom. The 24-hour concierge can book tickets for museums, arrange private canal cruises, organize tailor-made programs for children and more. Afternoon tea and evening drinks (Dutch beers and jenevers) are included in the rate. There’s a guest library and bicycles for rent.
- When to Book: Reserve 3 to 4 months in advance for the mid-March to mid-May tulip season, the July and August high season, and the Christmas-New Year period.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: 020-427-0717
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: https://717hotel.nl/en/
Hotel Seven One Seven – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center.
- For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for disabled guests.
- For Families: Under-12s stay free in existing beds; extra beds cost €75, and cots and babysitting services can be arranged with advance notice.
Hotel Seven One Seven – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: No on-site restaurant, but there is plentiful dining within a few minutes’ walk.
- Lounge/Bar: No lounge/bar, but Hotel Seven One Seven is just a couple of minutes on foot from one of Amsterdam’s nightlife hotspots, and guests are welcome to enjoy a drink in the library, the lounge, or on the patio.
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. Continental breakfast along with Dutch pancakes, eggs made to order, and smoothies is available from 8-11am at the Strawinsky Room at the back – a former sugar mill; €25 per person. You can also opt for breakfast in bed.
- Room Service: Limited but available around the clock.
Hotel Seven One Seven – Rooms
- Room Types: Double Deluxe • Junior Suite • Executive Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Hotel Seven One Seven is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: Both, the sumptuously decorated Schubert Executive Suite, and the bright, contemporary Picasso Executive Suite offer fantastic views of the Prinsengracht canal from their enormous windows, while the Room at the Top has the best rooftop views.
- For Families: No family rooms per se.
Hotel Seven One Seven – Local Transport
- Walking: 4 minutes’ walk to Leidseplein with its bars and restaurants; 11 minutes’ walk to Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum; Anne Frank House is a 15-minute stroll. Easy walking distance to Vondelpark, high-end shopping along P.C. Hooftstraat, and numerous boutiques, restaurants, bars, and shops in the canal ring. Walkable to the Medieval Centre, Red Light District, Jordaan, and De Pijp.
- Tram: Direct tram connections from the nearby Prinsengracht stop to Centraal Station via the Medieval Centre, the Museum Quarter, and Vondelpark.
- Taxis, Uber: Taxis and Uber charge around €35 from the airport to the hotel. Within the city, Uber rides cost around half of taxi fares. It’s often quicker to walk, cycle, or jump on a tram.
Hotel Seven One Seven – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Ron Gastrobar Oriental – Asian-inspired tapas-style dishes such as Wagyu steak tartare and dim sum with foie gras. 2-minute walk.
- Soup en Zo – Takeaway soup bar; imaginative soups range from spicy spinach and coconut to potato with Roquefort. 4-minute walk.
- Stach – Casual Mediterranean cuisine; get homemade pastas, sandwiches, and organic bread to go, or have it here. 4-minute walk.
- The Pantry – Classic Dutch dishes such as herring with pickles and hutspot (hearty beef stew); old-fashioned, wood-paneled setting. 4-minute walk.
- Restaurant De Blauwe Hollander – Light Dutch bites for lunch, and hearty dishes (liver with apple and potato mash, bacon-wrapped meatballs) for dinner. 4-minute walk.
- Pastini – Great canal-side location, Renaissance interior, antipasto specialties, homemade pastas, and decadent desserts. 4-minute walk.
- Restaurant In de Buurt – Industrial-style restaurant with canal-side terrace; menu ranges from gourmet mini-burgers to freshly-grilled fish. 5-minute walk.
- Herengracht Restaurant & Bar – Creative Modern European dishes served in a leafy courtyard, refined dining room, or canal-side terrace. 5-minute walk.
- Taste of Culture – Hearty mix of Peking and Sichuan dishes, from Peking duck to fish in spicy broth with chilies. 5-minute walk.
- Hosokawa – Slick, contemporary Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi, teppanyaki, and robatayaki dishes. Great onsite bar, too. 6-minute walk.
Best Nearby Bars and Live Music
- Café Eijlders – Brown, stained-glass café that served as a gathering place for artists resisting the Nazis during WWII. A chilled-out spot for a drink; exhibitions and poetry readings sometimes held here. 3-minute walk.
- Bourbon Street – Themed live music nightly, from the likes of blues veteran Lamar Chase to Afrobeat, soul and R&B by La Frica. 3-minute walk.
- Suzy Wong – Crimson-lit bar with mirrored ceiling, bamboo garden, fresh-fruit mojitos, and a stylish clientele. 3-minute walk.
- Jazz Café Alto – Local and international jazz and blues performers take to the stage here. 4-minute walk.
- NJOY Cocktailbar – The bartender will mix you an imaginative cocktail to match your personality here. Occasional cocktail-making classes, too. No under-23’s. 4-minute walk.
- Café de Spuyt – A favorite with students and beer buffs, this friendly pub serves over 100 bottled brews from around the world, including Belgian Trappist ales. 5-minute walk.
- L&B Whisky Café – Single malt, single cask, bourbon, blend…this intimate whisky bar stocks over 2,100 whiskies from around the world, from Scotland to Japan. 5-minute walk.
- Lion Noir – Original cocktails, and interior full of plants, bird cages, and taxidermied birds, and some of Amsterdam’s hippest A-listers. 7-minute walk.
- Taboo Bar – Gay bar popular for its pre-clubbing drinks, drag shows on Wednesdays (and €6 cocktails), and happy hours from 6-7pm and midnight-1am. 7-minute walk.
- Taproom – An impressive array of craft beers from local award-winning breweries, such as Oedipus, Brouwerij ‘t IJ, Brouwerij de Prael, 24 beers on tap, and a supporting cast of burgers, cold cuts, and cheese ‘planks’. 10-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Mark Raven Amsterdam Art – Amsterdam cityscapes in drawing, sketch, and T-shirt print form. 2-minute walk.
- Kramer Kunst & Antiek – Antique Dutch tiles are the specialty, but you may find all sorts of antique treasures here. 3-minute walk.
- Young Designers United – Wallet-friendly women’s fashion by hip young designers such as Jutka en Riska, Agna K, and Fenny Faber. 4-minute walk.
- Tinkerbell – Fun and educational toys for kids of all ages. 5-minute walk.
- Jaski Gallery – Sculptures, ceramics, prints, and paintings by members of the CoBrA (Copenhagen/Brussels/Amsterdam) art movement. 5-minute walk.
- So ART Gallery – Contemporary art prints, paintings, sculptures, and drawings, from the 1900s to the present day. 5-minute walk.
- Renssen Art Gallery – Charcoal drawings and paintings by independent Dutch artist Erik Renssen. 5-minute walk.
- Reflex Modern Art Gallery – Contemporary photography and art by members of Nouveau Realiste and CoBrA movements. 6-minute walk.
- Galerie Lieve Hemel – Sculptures and realist paintings by contemporary Dutch artists such as Theo Voorzaat and Ben Snijders. 7-minute walk.
- Carl Denig – Long-established outdoor retailer; come here for hiking equipment, tents, outdoor gear, and more. 8-minute walk.
- Harts Wijnhandel – 19th century wine shop that stocks an excellent range of Italian and French wines as well as jenever. 8-minute walk.