Revamped heritage buildings set the scene for two of the Dutch capital’s latest hotel openings.
This 274-room propertyâ€™s use of deep blueâ€”from the Delft-inspired graphic tiles in the bathrooms and reception area to the walls of its in-house barâ€”bring a special, undeniable charm to the hotel. Here, blue becomes the warmest color.
The first European hotel from the San Francisco-based brand, Kimpton De Witt is located in the capitalâ€™s Palace Quarter. It is situated within three buildings dating back to the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. Itâ€™s proudest of what it calls the â€śLittle House,â€ť a three-story structure dating from the 1600s that used to be the home of historian and playwright P.C. Hooft. With two king-sized bedrooms and a separate living room, it offers guests extra privacy while giving them a glimpse of the countryâ€™s history.
The other rooms were designed in palettes of black and white. Solid custom-crafted desks, sleek Atelier Areti bird lamps, and floral-and-insect printed upholstered chairs provide a welcoming cocoon to guests.
Botanicals are also an omnipresent theme. A â€śliving wallâ€ť of plants draws the eye towards the entrance. Vines have been strung acrossÂ on the public living roomâ€™s ceilings, lit up by the soft glow of light bulbs that illuminate swing chairs and other furniture underneath.
Music is a ubiquitousÂ influence in this contemporary, 108-room hotel, which counts recording company Sony and guitar brand Gibson as its neighbors.
Located in the 22-story creative hub Aâ€™DAM Toren tower,a reinvented 1970s landmark, the propertyâ€™s industrial-themed rooms come with amenities that audiophiles like. There are Crosley Cruisers turntables and a collection of vinyl records; sleek Gibson acoustic guitars; portraits of rock stars; and mirrors carefully etched with song lyrics. It doesnâ€™t hurt that thereâ€™s also a music library offering an extensive range of Bluetooth-accessible records.
This is not to say that guestsâ€™ comfort is secondary to cool aesthetics. Calacatta tile-outfitted bathrooms come with rain showers; floor-to-ceiling windows bring sweeping views of the nearby port as well as natural light; and beds come with 300-thread count linens.
A member of Design Hotels, Sir Adam provides ample spaces for guests to rest and mingle. Inside the double-height lobby, The Butcher Social Club comes with a gourmet burger joint, an island bar, game tables, live DJ sets, and swing seats. If youâ€™re a fan of craft beer, grab a pint of suds and hang out at the rooftop Beergarden, a drinking den that offers panoramicÂ views of Amsterdam.