We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Max Brown Hotel Canal District

Hotels.comUS$240*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$299*
US$240*
Great Deal
US$254*
US$299*
US$240*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Professional photos
Max Brown Hotel Canal District
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

946 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 660: English reviews
Start your review of Max Brown Hotel Canal District
 Click to rate
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was on the small side; though, pretty standard for that price range in the centre of Amsterdam. The room was unique, well laid out, and clean. Most breakfasts in Europe are eh, but this was excellent quality and what I'd eat on a normal day.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Travis H
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall great stay at the Max Brown hotel. Shortly before our stay we requested early check-in via email as we were due to arrive early at 10am. When we arrived we were able to easily and quickly check-in and also get our room then too, which was greatly appreciated after catching an early flight. The room was bigger than expected,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Manuela M
Bray, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is simply amazing. The overall style is awesome, the rooms are small but very cosy! The canal view room is a must! The stairs are very narrow, which my girlfriend and I felt added to this quirky hotel. It can be a struggle for older or over weight people to get up the stairs, but understand this is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wayne D
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sure, the staff is very friendly, the position is perfect but my room was in the Japanese style. 2 x 2 m (really!) with the shower and a micro basin in the room (not in a bathroom: in the same room). I could get out from the shower and sit on my bed in one step. The basin was so...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Luigi_T1958
Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I was there with my daughter last week. We had a very small room but it was all we needed. Our window faced the canal and we enjoyed watching the boats go by. The decor was really neat - walls covered with book covers, a turntable in the lobby. Not your typical hotel entrance - you walk into the cafe...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank slantefernweh
Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff, fabulous location, reasonable price for the neighborhood. the hotel is very quirky, lots of narrow stairs (no elevator), check in is at the bar, books as wallpaper (very cool but they are a bit musty). We had the loft which was huge by European standards but I am a little over 5 feet tall and I had to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MAC65
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located in the Jordaan, fab location, just ten min walk from centraal station (train station) and also ten min walk to Leidse plein and Rembrandtsplein etc. Friendly staff, quirky decor, our room was all the way on the top floor. Stylish room. Unexpected free delicious breakfast. Trendy bar downstairs. they write news/tips/info on the walls. It is near...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ingrid252525
Highland, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for four nights in April and could not have asked for a better location. Very near the hustle and bustle of the train station and Damrak, but nestled along a quiet canal on the edge of Jordaan, the Max Brown provides easy access to the best of Amsterdam at an affordable price. An easy walk to the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sjritt00
Mariehamn, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy and clean channel hotel with friendly staff in a superb location. The rooms are quite small (go for medium size!) and the breakfast was quite limited. We had a room with channel view and that was great! Comfortable bed!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thomass1975
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Max Brown for two nights in early April with my inlaws. Just walking up to the Max Brown was exciting as it's in the most picturesque location. The Hotel has a very cool, modern décor. The staff were all incredibly friendly and more than happy to help with anything that we needed and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jennifer M
Nadine S, Manager at Max Brown Hotel Canal District, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer M, Wow! We are very proud indeed after reading your fabulous review! At the end of the day this is why we are all in hospitality to make sure each and everyone of our guests have a great time with us, glad you experienced it in that very way :) We hope to see you again at Max...

556 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (543)
Viewed
Room/Suite (111)
Viewed
View from Room (60)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (106)
Viewed
Bathroom (36)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
2:20
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (211)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (9)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Amsterdam hotels
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Max Brown Hotel Museum Square
Max Brown Hotel Museum Square
#123 of 366 in Amsterdam
1,027 reviews
Centrum
Hotel Sint Nicolaas
Hotel Sint Nicolaas
#62 of 366 in Amsterdam
885 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Hotel Sebastian's
Hotel Sebastian's
#5 of 366 in Amsterdam
1,356 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
#15 of 366 in Amsterdam
1,011 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Clemens Hotel
Clemens Hotel
#24 of 366 in Amsterdam
964 reviews
Centrum
Singel Hotel Amsterdam
Singel Hotel Amsterdam
#159 of 366 in Amsterdam
915 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Neighbourhood Profile
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Max Brown is situated in three monumental Amsterdam canal houses with an amazing 300-year old facade, at the corner of Amsterdam most famous canals, the Herengracht & the Brouwersgracht. You’re in Hipsterdam the moment you check-in when you pick up your key from the guy or girl behind the impressive bar. You can choose to go straight up to your cosy room or to take a seat at the living room bar. Or at one of the comfy tables, chairs and sofa to gather around with a drink and some delicious bar bites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Max Brown Hotel Canal District

Address: Herengracht 13 - 19, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly chic&basic Amsterdam)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: $257 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Max Brown Hotel Canal District 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Max Brown Hotel Canal District reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Chic & Basic Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
Chic And Basic Amsterdam
Chic Basic Hotel Amsterdam
Hotel Style:
#114 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Max Brown Hotel Canal District staff and other travellers.
21 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Max Brown Hotel Canal District staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't skip breakfast! And it's free!”
travish832, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Canal view rooms - bright, beautiful and quiet”
manuelamT7270IX, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“I do not know if there are rooms worth to be advised”
  • View from the bed
  • WC room
  • View from the basin
  • View from the shower
Luigi_T1958, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“if happy with stairs o to the top”
Ingrid252525, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are very small, so go for medium! Try to get one with channel view!”
Thomass1975, 11 May 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$240* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUS$254
TripAdvisorUS$240
HotelQuicklyUS$299
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates