Yasha Wallin

The Hoxton

  • Where:
  • Why:Work trip to interview awesome designer Daan Roosegaarde.
  • When:August, 2015
  • Who:The lovely Katrin Greiling
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The Hoxton Hoxton’s lovely, hidden courtyard.

Hoxton’s lovely, hidden courtyard.

The Hoxton Lobby vibes.

Lobby vibes.

The Hoxton Stairway to heaven, aka to the bar.

Stairway to heaven, aka to the bar.

The Hoxton Amsterdam is known for their biking culture, so doing as the natives do…

Amsterdam is known for their biking culture, so doing as the natives do…

The Hoxton Before selfies, there was the photo booth.

Before selfies, there was the photo booth.

The Hoxton Room details, like handpicked vintage books.

Room details, like handpicked vintage books.

The Hoxton Too much wine last night, thankful for this breakfast bag.

Too much wine last night, thankful for this breakfast bag.

The Hoxton Bathroom accents.

Bathroom accents.

The Hoxton Social media-ing.

Social media-ing.

The Hoxton The view from our cozy canal room.

The view from our cozy canal room.

The Hoxton The Hoxton’s classy exterior.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Quirky de luxe.

  • Vibe

    High-end Wes Anderson-y.

  • Location

    In the center of everything, situated along the “Gentleman’s Canal.”

  • Rooms

    111

  • Music

    Too busy people watching to notice.

  • Year Opened

    June 2015

  • Designed By

    Local firm Nicemakers.

  • Health & Wellness

    No

  • Restaurant

    Lotti’s (in partnership with Soho House & Co).

  • Bar

    Yes. Always packed.

  • Minibar

    Free milk in the fridge (the Dutch love dairy); plenty of local snack options from the late night lobby shop.

  • Children

    Fine to bring, but it’s a better spot for business trips or singles.

  • Price

    On the pricier side.

Droog

Droog

Droog, Staalstraat 7-A, 1011 JJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Stedelijik Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

FOAM

FOAM

Foam, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Hoxton

The Hoxton

The Hoxton, Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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