by: Yasha Wallin
Work trip to interview awesome designer Daan Roosegaarde.
The lovely Katrin Greiling
Hoxton’s lovely, hidden courtyard.
Stairway to heaven, aka to the bar.
Amsterdam is known for their biking culture, so doing as the natives do…
Before selfies, there was the photo booth.
Room details, like handpicked vintage books.
Too much wine last night, thankful for this breakfast bag.
The view from our cozy canal room.
The Hoxton’s classy exterior.
Highs + Lows
They leave a breakfast “bag” on a hook outside your door each morning. Yogurt, orange juice and granola have never been packaged so cutely.
I would hang out at the hotel even if I wasn’t staying there. The lobby is a work space, meeting area, bar and restaurant all in one. It feels like a members only club without any pretension.
Their attention to detail was on point, from carefully scavenged art in the elevators to vintage book collections in the rooms.
The avocado toast at Lotti’s. Yum.
The hotel’s architecture is pretty amazing, occupying five old canal houses. In the 17th century, the building was home to Amsterdam’s mayor and some of that history lingers.
The hotel just opened when we stayed there, so they were sorting out some kinks at the reception and the café.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Quirky de luxe.
High-end Wes Anderson-y.
In the center of everything, situated along the “Gentleman’s Canal.”
Too busy people watching to notice.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Local firm Nicemakers.
Lotti’s (in partnership with Soho House & Co).
Yes. Always packed.
Free milk in the fridge (the Dutch love dairy); plenty of local snack options from the late night lobby shop.
Fine to bring, but it’s a better spot for business trips or singles.
On the pricier side.
In the Area
Droog, Staalstraat 7-A, 1011 JJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
A design-lovers wet dream. Products for the home and more, like Katrin’s couch, here.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Stedelijik Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
For your contemporary art fix.
Foam, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Four floors of cutting edge photography.
The Hoxton, Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Neighborhood: Canal Ring
Hotel Location: Herengracht 255, Amsterdam