The Vibe: Glamorous beach hut.
The Area: In Noordwijk, a seaside resort shaping up from nostalgic to happening.
The DNA: Located amongst a string of typical B&B’s on Noordwijk Boulevard, the Vesper boutique hotel is housed in the former Hotel Clarenwijk, originally built in 1904. Owners and brothers Michiel and Martijn van den Berg tasked Paris-based architect Bart Akkerhuis and interior designers Miriam Irle and Philipp Molter to transform the building into a welcoming space comprising 27 bright guest rooms, fitted with vintage design furniture. Highlights include an original 1920s stained glass ceiling in the lobby. The hotel has a fabulous cocktail bar, wine cellar and a few steps away, a happening beach club.
Suite-Me-Up: Rooms come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but those looking for extra space choose The Grand Vesper Suite comes complete with its own terrace, private sauna and steam room with uninterrupted views of the North Sea and beyond.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 27 rooms & suites (18-47m2) (194-506 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2014 • architecture & interior design: Studio Akkerhuis, Miriam Irle, studio molter • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk