The Vibe: The 1920s formal bank architecture adds to the international – distinct, yet could be anywhere -, style of citizenM. This is our favourite citizenM in the city.
The Area: In the eastern part of Amsterdam’s city centre, steps from the Amstel River and eponymous Amstel Hotel. Tram and metro stops at the hotel’s front door give easy access to anywhere in the city.
The DNA: In something of a homecoming though, the no-frills hospitality brand has landed back in Amsterdam – with the city’s third outpost, citizenM Amstel Amsterdam – 11 years after its inaugural opening with citizenM Schiphol Airport in 2008. A former bank – a striking 1928 red brick pile characterised by a façade of white ladder windows – has been repurposed by the brand’s long-time design partner, Concrete into a lively set-up, straight out of the finely tuned citizenM playbook, but with local Amsterdam touches. Like all the brand’s properties, the smart self check-in kiosks, 24-hour food and drink availability at CanteenM, and the hotel ambassadors complete the CitizenM experience, proving that sometimes less, certainly is more.
Suite-Me-Up: The compact rooms feature the brand’s signature XL King beds alongside artwork curated by local gallery, Foam Editions, while the public spaces are a riot of colours, with the brand’s trademark furnishings and fixtures by Vitra, Fermob, Aartek and Gubi among others.
✅ free Wi-Fi throughout • size matters: 88 rooms (9-14m2) (97-151 sq ft) • hotel opened: July 2019 • interior design: Concrete ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • 24-hour self-check in • wheelchair accessible