CANAL HOUSE HOTEL / Located on the Keizersgracht, this hotel comprises three 17th century merchant houses. 23 guest rooms include original features such as timber beams, ornate ceilings, and fireplaces, as well as mod cons like free WiFi, iPod docking stations, and mini bars. The complimentary breakfast includes local meats and cheese, and there's a snack menu to accompany a selection of warm drinks, wine and beer in the hotel's Great Room and Bar throughout the day.
Ok, probably just a bit too much, both in terms of the scale of the foyer (height of ceiling) and the designedness of the picture frames on the wall. But I think the staircase wall being densely-packed with family photos is iconic and essential.