A 17th century merchant house situated on one of the most beautiful canals. Details from this period are still to be found in the building. Steep small stairs and old original beams. The Herengracht (or Gentlemen’s Canal) was originally dug in 1614 as a site for wealthy Amsterdammers to build their imposing houses in which they lived and conducted their business.
More than two centuries later, the hotel Hegra was founded in one of these houses. Hotel Hegra has got 9 luxury rooms with there own facilities. An ideal hotel for those who appreciate the value of nostalgic charm and personal service at affordable prices.
The possibility to make a boat trip starting from the hotel along the canals down the Amstel into the country side with windmills and ship locks give you a feeling of the golden age period. Or visit the Amsterdam School architectural movement of the early 20th century by an hotel bicycle. The beauty of the city’s canals is immediately beyond the front door of the hotel. The riches of its museums, its shopping streets, flower market, antique shops together with innumerable other attractions are but just but minutes away from the hotel.