There’s a lot of great design percolating in Amsterdam–and that extends to the city’s guesthouses. Today, we’re shining a light on five places to stay.
Photography by Pauline Egge.
A Design-Filled Duplex
&Klevering is a well-curated housewares shop, and its owners recently opened their duplex apartment as a guest rental. Of course, it’s decorated with things from &Klevering–but there’s more than that to see: The living room overlooks a quiet canal. Photographs via &Klevering on Petite Passport
Surrounded by Dutch Design
Droog Design, the edgy design brand from the Netherlands, has its own cultural center in a 17th-century building in the center of Amsterdam. At Hí´tel Droog, you can shop (for Droog and other designs), have lunch, see an exhibition, and explore a garden. For the full experience, you can also book the hotel’s lone room, a charmingly furnished top-floor suite, living room, kitchen, and bathroom with black fixtures. Photographs via Hí´tel Droog on Petite Passport.
In a Former Brewery
Above: Stout & Co. is a B&B located in what was once one of the city’s most popular breweries. Its architect owners completely rebuilt the structure and opened a few luxurious rental apartments above their office on the ground floor. Each has its own bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bath–and I can promise you that you’ll never want to check out. Sunday through Thursday the rate is €147 ($173) per room per night; Friday and Saturday it’s €167 ($196). Photographs via Stout & Co. on Petite Passport.
Under the Beams
Above: Utrechtsestraat is a street full of places to discover, such as Marqt (a high-style “biological supermarket”), SLA (a hip salad bar), and Pistache (a pop-up event venue). Hotel Dwars is situated on a side street, Utrechtsedwarsstraat, and was once a hostel. The new young owners devoted a year and a half to turning the place into a nine-room style hotel–they worked on the design with stylists Things I Like Things I Love. The room to request is No. 9, shown here, where you get to sleep under the rafters while looking out over Amsterdam rooftops. Photographs via Hotel Dwars on Petite Passport.
In Amsterdam Noord
Above: Have you heard of Hotel de Goudfazant? If you’re heading to Amsterdam, this Dutch-French restaurant is a must. It’s located in Amsterdam Noord (take the ferry to get there), where the Goudfazant’s owners have also opened a new place called Cafe Modern. And the good news is that you can sleep above the cafe in their B&B, Sweet Dreamz, which they bill as “three rooms, six bikes, four showers.” Each room is the work of a different Dutch design duo and their names are in marker on the doors: there’s the Kiki & Joost room, the Maarten & Bas room, and the Herman & Tania room (shown here). Photographs via Style Memories.
Our new Weekend Guide columnist, Pauline Egge, is the founder and editor of the travel site Petite Passport. Pauline lives in Barcelona and the Netherlands, and spends much of her time crisscrossing the globe. For Remodelista, she’ll be sharing her favorite design addresses, city by city.
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