As Eurostar’s direct London-Amsterdam service launches, we pick great-value accommodation in this popular city-break destination
This three-star hotel is actually a trio of listed buildings and is in a quiet, picturesque spot where the Herengracht and Brouwersgracht canals meet. The reception area, with its copper ceiling and wall covering made of open books, doubles as a cosy bar. Moored outside is the hotel’s boat, which offers tours for €15pp. Bedrooms have wood-clad walls and retro details such as 1950s telephones and vintage lamps; several sleep three or four, making them suitable for families.
• Doubles from €128 B&B, Herengracht 13-19, +31 20 710 7288, maxbrownhotels.com