As Eurostar’s direct London-Amsterdam service launches, we decide great-value lodging on this widespread city-break vacation spot

This three-star resort is definitely a trio of listed buildings and is in a quiet, picturesque spot the place the Herengracht and Brouwersgracht canals meet. The reception space, with its copper ceiling and wall overlaying fabricated from open books, doubles as a comfy bar. Moored exterior is the resort’s boat, which affords excursions for €15pp. Bedrooms have wood-clad partitions and retro particulars equivalent to 1950s telephones and classic lamps; a number of sleep three or 4, making them appropriate for households.
Doubles from €128 B&B, Herengracht 13-19, +31 20 710 7288,