The Vibe: City slick.
The Area: In the heart of Amsterdam, steps from Centraal Station.
The DNA: Kimpton Hotels first foray into Europe, the impressive hotel is set in a former Crowne Plaza which envelopes two original buildings from the Dutch Golden Age (where 15 rooms are located), including a three-storey ‘Little House’ dating back to 1600s — once the childhood home of Dutch playwright P.C. Hooft. 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 Celia is a stylish and relaxed environment to devour Californian cuisine. 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.
Suite-Me-Up: 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.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 274 rooms & suites (12-70m2) (129-753 sq ft) • hotel opened 2017 (previously Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn) • architecture: Kentie en Partners Architecten • interior design: Michaelis Boyd • bathroom amenities: Marie Stella Maris (Amsterdam) • on-site parking available (charged) ✅ pets friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk