This stunning hotel is actually a listed monument in the heart of Amsterdam town. Originally built in the early 1900’s, this hotel was once a favoured local haunt of writers and artists. This tradition continues to this day where writers meet to discuss all that’s hot in the literary world over a coffee on the terrace. The Art Deco vibe is reflected in the simply beautiful stained glass in this building, through which sunlight percolates and diffuses all the colours of the rainbow over the walls and floors of the public areas, as though Van Gogh himself has spilt his palette there.
Each one of the 175 en suite guest rooms are designed to make the most of the unique character of this building, with sophisticated style and comfort being the name of the game. Modern facilities are available in every room and some have either a balcony or terrace for your private use. Fluffy bathrobes, down duvets and pillows are as standard in all rooms as is Internet access, cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a laptop safe. The efficient laid back staff will happily help you make the most of your stay in Amsterdam, providing such services as 24 hour reception, limousine order, express check in/out and an effective concierge service. The hotels catering team are just as amenable, serving you amazing food and drinks either in the relaxed restaurant or bar. On a hot summers day though, why not take your meal out on the terrace where so many artists past and present have adjusted their thoughts while sipping a well earned drink.
In the local area
Walk out of your door and you are in the thick of the action when you stay at this hotel. The area in which it stands was once a farmers market of sorts in the 1600’s, but these days the farm carts and animals have no place here. Instead, it is a bustle of bars, restaurants, cinemas, live venues and a general hip hangout for the ‘in’ crowd of Amsterdam, young and old alike.
Being well and centrally located, this hotel helps you to make the most of the time you have in the city of flowers. In contrast, the renowned and relaxing haven in the city is Vondlepark; a great favourite for both locals and tourists alike. Lazy, hazy days can be whiled away here with fresh air, open spaces, rowing lakes and cycle lanes being the order of the day…. or you could simply choose to kick back and relax with a spot of al fresco dining under the dappled sunlight which filters through the trees. Through the summer months, the park presents varied musical and theatre delights, usually during the evening, to which there is no admission charge.