The typographically outlandish owners of ‘t Hotel have created a homely gem in a beautiful old canal house. It is the very definition of cosiness, with clean, modern, but homely furniture in all the rooms, like plump chocolate brown armchairs, and generously sized soft beds that feel a little like sleeping in a cloud. The loft rooms make the most of the light, and fill every cubic centimetre of this charming, 18th century building. It’s on one of the city’s prettiest canals, and feels infinitely more welcoming than most chains can muster. Prices include a generous breakfast (in an unexpectedly funky dining room), and Leidseplein and the centre are both walkable. For those wondering about the name, ‘het’ is Dutch for ‘the’, with an apostrophe here eliminating the ‘he’. Pronounce the first word as Monty Python might in their ‘Four Yorkshiremen’ sketch; ‘go to work down t’ mill’.