Small hotel at the Singel canal
Hotel Hoksbergen is located in a typical canal house with 19 rooms.
The breakfast is a continental buffet one.
The hotel also has five self-catering apartments/family-rooms with bathroom, tv and fully furnished kitchen at 200 meters distance.
Directions: Between Dam square and Flower market
Even in shoulder season (next to peak season, at either end) the smaller hotels can get full. Hoksbergen itself was full this time but they had just acquired some apartments. The manager was willing to deal a little and we got a four night rate. It was close to Hoksbergen and a really great place. The apartment was actually spacious with a woodpaneled sunroom on the street side, a full kitchen, and a "jacuzzi" bathtub.
We looked out the window and they were filming an episode of "Travelers", a show seen in the U.S. I guess we weren't the only ones that liked the area.
300+ year old canal house
We have been to Amsterdam four times and they have each included a stay at the Hoksbergen. A good location (301 Singel) , not too close to the heavy tourist area, yet centrally located, AND on a canal. Close to Dam Square, the Jordaan, and the Leidsplien. Also close to the Floating Flower Market, Cafe Luxemborg.
The second floor rooms with the canal view are prime. The two of them are a little larger and closer to the ground (no elevator) . In 2002 they had aquired some apartments for rental. Go down in "accommodation tips".