The W Amsterdam could not be more fundamental. Inside, solid lines, light and space, with splashes of bold color bring warmth into muted greys. A elevator whisks you by the low-key entry area into a huge, glass-walled space extending through the whole top of this Exchange building, including the reception, lounge, pub and cafe. 1 facet of this hotel looks directly on the Royal Palace (using a rooftop pool running the length of this cornice out); another provides a view over Amsterdam rooftops. It is all decidedly stylish, determinedly modern, and pleasurably lavish.
The Pulitzer, Amsterdam
Within an appealing stretch of one of Amsterdam’s most scenic canals, in the middle of this Negen Straatjes shopping quarter. Now, Hotel Pulitzer runs through 25 distinct buildings, involving two main canals. It’s a delightful warren of passages, stairways, surprising open spaces, with lots of a distinctive attribute undamaged, but with a refreshingly individual makeover by whizz designer Jacu Strauss. Strauss’s layout gives each a person, home-from-home feel. From the restaurant, Chef Cassidy Hallman produces elegant, basically simple dishes, filled with quiet surprises.
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
Herengracht is just one of Amsterdam’s most desired addresses, and also the resort’s prime spot overlooking the canal places the top attractions in walking distance. The industrial-chic layout and Modernism-meets-contemporary decoration of this Shoreditch and Holborn possessions is in signs, especially in the public areas, in which dark timber, autumnal-hued subway and upholstery tiled-walls are set aglow by enormous windows plus also a glass-topped courtyard. Designed by neighborhood insides duo Nicemakers, the 111 rooms provide manly dark wood herringbone flooring, a Fifties-styled Danish desk and chair, and wood-panelled walls using a flourish of Vermeer blue.
Hotel Estheréa, Amsterdam
On one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals, at the core of the Negen Straatjes — the ‘Nine Little Streets’, a stylish shopping, café and restaurant quarter. Indoors, it is Old Amsterdam matches opera-set bordello with patterns on each cloth and different paper on each wall. Fake cherry blossom, actual orchids, and crystal chandeliers with frilly colors, fill three adjoining canal homes. There are over 90 rooms, of varying dimensions and with distinct décor. Many have daring wallpaper, heaps of cushions, comfortable sofas or armchairs. They aren’t enormous, but are roomy enough by Amsterdam criteria.
Misc Eatdrinksleep, Amsterdam
If you are to a buzzing nightlife, then a feeling of exactly what makes Amsterdam tick, and also a room in the very center of town, then that is the location for you. Misc brings a little zaniness and Dutch flair into a little, 17th-century canal home on the politer borders of the Red Light District and includes a homely touch. Six individually-decorated rooms vary from trendy contemporary décor by Dutch designer Thijs Bakker, through to gloriously campy neo-Baroque, complete with chandelier and canopied bed.
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