district: Burgwallen Nieuwe Zijde, city centre
Kimpton Hotels have dived headfirst into the Dutch hospitality scene with their wholly impressive Kimpton De Witt; the first hotel in Europe for the luxury boutique brand. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, steps from Centraal Station, the hotel is set in a former Crowne Plaza which envelopes two original buildings from the Dutch Golden Age (where 15 rooms are located).
In the spacious guest rooms (plenty with private terraces), Dutch design is prevalent throughout – be it via the art that hangs on its bedroom walls, custom-made furniture, or complimentary VanMoof bikes; ideal for zipping around the city. Room facilities include a fully stocked minibar with local beers, a Nespresso machine, yoga mats, LEFF Amsterdam tube bluetooth speaker in brass, a selection of locally blended teas from CiTea and a Frette for Kimpton Grey Melange terry bathrobe.
A three-storey ‘Little House’ dates back to 1600s — once the childhood home of Dutch playwright P.C. Hooft, it is now located within the property and available for private residential experiences; remaining true to Kimpton’s spirited edge, a ‘living wall’ of florals and botanicals trail the lobby area making for an extra dramatic entrance.
Social interaction is encouraged here, the team inviting guests to partake in a tipple or two during social hour, and there is an all-day tea bar. The in-house bar and restaurant Wyers is a stylish and relaxed environment to devour American comfort food with a Dutch twist; think Reuben sandwich and kimchi bacon hot dog. Keen to continue the social hour? Head to Super Lyan, a late night spot to sip experimental cocktails, gins and wines in the building’s most historic corner.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 274 rooms & suites (12-70m2) (129-753 sq ft) • hotel opened 2017 (previously Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn) • bathroom amenities: Marie Stella Maris (Amsterdam) • Amsterdam Central Station: 5-minute walk • on-site parking available (charged) ✅ pets friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk