The Hoxton, Amsterdam

The Hoxton, Amsterdam

is filled with beautiful people. They are everywhere –
riding on bicycles, giving museum tours, serving drinks and taking
the tram. Nowhere is this concentration of beauty as high in as it
is at the Hoxton Hotel. The Hoxton Group’s
newest venture in the capital of the Netherlands – a city of Dutch
masters, Dutch waffles and Dutch fixie bikes – embraces the brand’s
refreshing and stripped-down approach to hospitality.

The Hoxton, Amsterdam is made up of five canal houses, which
once served as a residence to the mayor in the 17th century. The
hotel overlooks two canals – one in the front and one in the back –
with 111 rooms over five floors. As per the Hoxton group, you’ll
find your room to be fuss-free – take advantage of the free wifi,
an hour’s worth of phone calls and the ‘no rip-off mini bar’
stocked with mineral water and fresh milk (there’s not a sewing kit
in sight). Even the lobby of the hotel is reworked, and feels like
a living room with a welcome desk. Because the Hoxton has done away
with all the extras, it means they can offer lower prices. Starting
at £70, and just a 40-minute flight with *KLM from London, a trip
across the pond may be your next weekend break.


Rooms come in four sizes – shoebox, cosy, roomy and concept – so
you can choose according to your budget and number of guests. All
are impeccably decorated and warm, with mid-century styled vintage
furnishings and golden lighting. Tongue-in-cheek extras including
toiletries by Pen & Ink (cockney for stink) lend the hotel a
laid-back feel, while plush beds, sinking chairs and sumptuous
curtains suggest a certain indulgent. Enjoy your ‘no rip-off’
mini-bar, one hour of free phone calls to anywhere in the world
every day, free wifi and a complimentary breakfast bag. This is not
the kind of place that’s going to try and trick you into drinking a
£7 bottle of water. From £70 a night.

What’s for breakfast?

A breakfast bag with granola, yoghurt, orange juice and a banana
is delivered in a brown bag to your room free of charge. For
heartier fare head downstairs to Lotti’s, the hotel’s

How about lunch and dinner?

Most of the lobby is filled by the bar, restaurant and café.
Lotti’s – the open-plan restaurant downstairs serves Mediterranean
and Dutch dishes and is open all day. Run by the Soho House Group,
you’ll find your typical bistro fare and a relaxed atmosphere. At
lunch time young professionals hover over laptops and farro salads
as they discuss business. At dinner, the restaurant hums as plate
after plate of flat-iron chicken and rigatoni is transported from
kitchen to table.

Is there a bar?

Yes -as part of Lotti’s it’s located just off the open-plan
restaurant and is popular every afternoon and evening of the week.
Beware of ridiculously attractive patrons.


Wifi, free breakfast, one hour of free phone calls to anywhere
in the world, work spaces, a play room and library.

Things you should know

Head downstairs for mini-bar items like wine and snacks, which
are sold at street prices. Around the city, don’t walk in the bike

Within a short walk you can find…

Museum Van Loon – Learn more about the imminent Van Loon family
at their grand canal home which is now a museum. The Van Loon
family were one of the founders of the Dutch Far East Company, and
the museum offers interesting insight into the golden age of Dutch

SUITCASE was hosted in Amsterdam by KLM and Flying from London: *KLM offers flights
from 18 UK airports to Amsterdam. Return fares start from £79
including all taxes and fees.

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