The Vibe: Dutch designer quirkiness.
The Area: On the other side of the IJ from Amsterdam’s Central Station, a short and free ferry ride away. The area is home to several new developments and includes the spectacular EYE film museum.
The DNA: The Sir Adam Hotel is set on the lower floors of the iconic 1971 former Shell office tower. Renamed the A’DAM tower it houses several companies from the music and entertainment industry. In place of a traditional lobby, the hotel has The Hub, a co-working space-meets-concept store where guests can listen to vinyl. Sir Adam’s restaurant, the Butcher Social Club, is a burger joint set in a casual living room environment also located on the ground floor. The space includes a large island bar and a riverside terrace, which hosts regular live performances and nightly DJ sets. Loads of colour and sound – including funky themed lifts like the Seventies disco one, complete with mirror ball, light-up floor tiles and vintage music. The rooftop swing sends adventurers flying above the water below.
Suite-Me-Up: Rooms come with bare concrete walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that hold floating desks and window benches giving guests panoramic views of the city’s skyline. All guest rooms and the singular suite are equipped with Bluetooth-enabled Crosley record players and a collection of vinyl, in addition to a Gibson guitar. Flat-screen TV and bathroom with floor heating and complimentary toiletries.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 108 rooms & suites (20-42m2) (215-452 sq ft) • hotel opened: January 2017 • architecture & interior design: ICRAVE • parking possible on-site (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk