Alex Catarinella

Mr. Jordaan

  • Where:
  • Why:A because-I’m-worth-it post-Amsterdam Fashion Week stay.
  • When:Mid July 2017.
  • Who:Me, myself and I.
Mr. Jordaan Honey, I’m home!

Honey, I’m home!

Mr. Jordaan Cute lobby.

Cute lobby.

Mr. Jordaan Totally smiling.

Totally smiling.

Mr. Jordaan This bed has the key to my heart.

This bed has the key to my heart.

Mr. Jordaan One of the most environmentally conscious hotels I’ve ever stayed in.

One of the most environmentally conscious hotels I’ve ever stayed in.

Mr. Jordaan Love an Argan moment.

Love an Argan moment.

Mr. Jordaan Love a succulent moment.

Love a succulent moment.

Mr. Jordaan Time to hit the town and be a non-tourist tourist.

Time to hit the town and be a non-tourist tourist.

Mr. Jordaan Look at these ceilings.

Look at these ceilings.

Mr. Jordaan Steps away from the hotel.

Steps away from the hotel.

Mr. Jordaan Don’t dive in.

Don’t dive in.

Mr. Jordaan How about that sunset!!

How about that sunset!!

Mr. Jordaan Time for breakfast.

Time for breakfast.

Mr. Jordaan I don’t want to leave.

I don’t want to leave.

Highs & Lows


  • I stayed in the adorable/cozy/enchanting/sunkissed attic room. You’d think “attic room” would mean super dark, but the natural light was superb. I turned the AC off and opened the windows, which boasted cute neighborhood views, and where I witnessed an out-of-this-world the sunset.

  • The breakfast was fantastic. SET YOUR ALARM!

  • The service was FANTASTIC. Make sure to chat with the staff at the frontdesk. You’ll wanna be BFF.

  • This is what I’d call a traveler’s dream hotel. This is not a cheesy business hotel replete with a spa and a gym. Mr. Jordaan’s basically two canal townhouses with a renovated and a sleek and hip renovation. Super cozy, charming and comfortable. But Mr. Jordaan’s vibe is all about hitting the town and exploring. Make yourself a coffee, have a lovely breakfast, hit the town, come back and enjoy a great night’s sleep.

  • None for me. But if you’re a (boring) breakfast-in-bed and/or swanky hotel bar kind of traveler, go somewhere else. We don’t want you!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    17th century building transformed into a home-y and hip boutique hotel located in the heart of adorable, artsy neighborhood, Jordaan. And it’s like, four steps away from an enchanting 17th century, Instagram-friendly canal.

  • Vibe

    It’s sort of like you’re staying in a luxe, impeccably decorated AirBNB townhouse on a very cute street in a very hip neighborhood. Sort of like a quieter West Village but with a gorgeous canal and not many tourists. History lesson: the founder basically invented AirBNB. In the ‘60s, he started renting out rooms to tourists which became a huge hit. Then it became a budget hotel for many years, before it was renovated and opened as the gorgeousness it is now in 2016.

  • Location

    The hotel is located in the heart of Jordaan (where you’ll find coffee shops, quirky boutiques, art galleries, etc everywhere) alongside the Bloemgracht, a 17th century canal.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    I can't remember!

  • Year Opened

    It officially opened as the Mr. Jordaan hotel on April 1st, 2016.

  • Designed By

    Designed by Moodmakers together with the owner’s wife.

  • Health & Wellness

    No. It’s all about biking, as you’ll notice immediately when you step outside.

  • Restaurant

    No, there’s a stylish kitchen by the lobby where a (delicious) continental Dutch breakfast is served daily. It’s a must. Countless restaurants and cafes steps away in this charming neighborhood. Ask the extremely friendly front-desk for suggestions.

  • Bar

    No, but you’re in the cutest neighborhood in Amsterdam. Again, ask the super friendly staff at the front-desk for non-touristy suggestions.

  • Minibar

    No, but free coffee/tea in the room. In the lobby, there’s an espresso machine that makes everything -- also free. And treats (like yummy Tony’s Chocoloney bars) for purchase at the front desk.

  • Children

    I personally don’t love kids, but it seems kid-friendly.

  • Price

    Very reasonable for a boutique hotel considering the awesomeness and uniqueness of the hotel and its neighborhood.

  • Website

    Visit website

The Anne Frank museum

The Anne Frank museum

Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

There’s really great vintage/thrift stores in Amsterdam

There’s really great vintage/thrift stores in Amsterdam

Berenstraat 1, 1016 GG Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mr. Jordaan

Mr. Jordaan

Mr Jordaan Hotel, Bloemgracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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