7 Most Unique Hotel Rooms in Amsterdam

Karin Engelbrecht | February 05, 2018

Fancy being perched up a crane, or on the roof of a boat (with a halfpipe in your room)? Perhaps you’ve always fancied sleeping in a bed made for 14? Or how about a romantic getaway in the childhood home of one of Amsterdam’s most famous poets? Yes, in Amsterdam there’s a weird and wonderful hotel room to fit your every need (and budget).

#7

Kimpton De Witt

Why it made the list

The charming Little House, the 16th century home of Amsterdam’s famous Golden Age playwright and poet P.C Hooft, has been incorporated into the hotel. The 753 sq ft suite is spread over three floors and features 2 bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms and a comfortable living room with a fully stocked wet bar and 6-seater table.

Europe’s first Kimpton hotel impresses with modish design an Read More

#6

Pulitzer Amsterdam

Why it made the list

Inspired by (imagined or real) previous inhabitants of the canal houses−A kooky book hoarder. A flamboyant art lover. An antiques aficionado−architect Jacu Strauss expertly blends the buildings’ original features with Amsterdam’s colorful present and storied past in the unique Collector’s Suites, which come with private entrances, street level canal views and jaw-dropping interiors.

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#5

AmstelBotel

Why it made the list

On the North side of the IJ River, you’ll find a budget boat hotel, where rooms were recently added within each gigantic "letter" of the BOTEL sign perched atop the ship. Decorated by various international designers, the new “Loftletter” rooms offer amazing vistas and quirky features like a halfpipe for skaters (“B”), a round bed (“O”) with river views, or a large screen for streaming films from the nearby Eye Film museum (“E”).

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#4

Hotel The Exchange

Why it made the list

It’s hard to choose just one unique room in this Centrum-based hotel, where every room is designed by a different student from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute to “look like a model hot off the catwalk”. So, for example, the Eighties Room's walls are covered with a giant 1980s-style "skirt" and "sweater"; to open the curtains, you zip the sweater up. And, the romantic 17th century beamed Crinoline Room wears a crinoline cage, suspended over the bed like a canopy.

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#3

Hotel Not Hotel

Why it made the list

If you've always wanted to stay in a hidden room behind a library bookcase or sleep inside an old tram car, this quirky De Baarsjes-based budget hotel is for you. Artists from the Eindhoven Design Academy have built out concepts including the Casa No Casa (in the style of a Spanish villa) and the Printed House Room (where much of the décor, including the comforter cover, has literally been printed).

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#2

Lloyd Hotel

Why it made the list

At Lloyd Hotel rooms range from bare-bones to over-the-top, with 1-star to so-called 5-star rooms. Over 50 designers, architects, and artists were involved and design features may include fold-away bathrooms, ceiling swings and artfully designed lamps. One of the most impressive “5-star quarters” is the Piano Room, with its Estonian grand piano, spiraling red staircase and 7-person bed (!).

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#1

Crane Hotel Faralda

Why it made the list

Three tricked-out duplex suites in edgy Amsterdam Noord include phenomenal skyline views, living rooms with designer furniture, free-standing soaking tubs and quirky touches like antique portholes, stuffed peacocks, and blue bulldog sculptures. With a bird's eye view over the IJ River from the top of this former industrial crane, you're sitting pretty.

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  • 7. Kimpton De Witt
    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5,Amsterdam,North Holland,The Netherlands,1012 RC
  • 6. Pulitzer Amsterdam
    Prinsengracht 315-331,Amsterdam,North Holland,The Netherlands,1016 GZ
  • 5. AmstelBotel
    NDSM Pier 3,Amsterdam,North Holland,The Netherlands,1033 RG
  • 4. Hotel The Exchange
    Damrak 50,Amsterdam,North Holland,The Netherlands,1012 LL
  • 3. Hotel Not Hotel
    Piri Reisplein 34,Amsterdam,North Holland,The Netherlands,1057 KH
  • 2. Lloyd Hotel
    Oostelijke Handelskade 34,Amsterdam,North Holland,The Netherlands,1019 BN
  • 1. Crane Hotel Faralda
    NDSM–Plein 78,Amsterdam,North Holland,The Netherlands,1033 WB

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