Located in the oldest historic district of Amsterdam, Hotel Droog is a hip new boutique hotel that promises to overturn the concept of a hotel. The goal is to provide guests with a place to shop, eat, stroll (in a garden), attend a lecture series, drink and finally sleep. It features the Droog Store, Gallery, Dining Room, […]
Conservatorium Hotel is the newest in luxury accommodations in Amsterdam. It is located close to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and to the high-end shopping street, P.C. Hooftstraat. Opened in 2012, the hotel occupies the famous site of Amsterdam’s former Sweelinck music conservatorium which was built at the end of the 19th century. The Concertgebouw […]
A new hotel has opened in Amsterdam, only a few minutes walk from the Central Station and Dam Square, and almost next door to one of my favourite places in the city — the Central Library. The hotel is called Mint Hotel (part of a small hotel chain in the UK) and it has 553 […]
If you are looking for an opulent, intimate place to stay in The Hague, look no further than the Haagsche Suites, a 3-suite guesthouse owned by Guido van den Elshout. Set in a meticulously restored historic townhouse, the B&B features traditional design mixed with modern sophisticated touches. The individually decorated suites are spacious (75 square […]
If you are looking for a bed and breakfast in the center of Amsterdam, check out Kamer 01, a stylish B&B located in a renovated house built in the late 1500s on the Singel canal. The B&B is only two blocks away from the Flower Market and it is in an area filled with wonderful […]
With an exterior that resembles the façades of traditional Dutch houses stacked on top of one another, the Inntel Hotel in Zaandam, outside Amsterdam, has attracted a lot of attention not just from travelers but also from design publications. Most of the hotels on the periphery of Amsterdam, especially those near Schiphol Airport, are bland and […]
If you are planning a trip to Europe this month, don’t miss Sail Amsterdam, which takes place from August 19-23, 2010. This event happens only every five years and it’s impressive. Here’s a guide to hotels and restaurants in and around Amsterdam.