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Travel to Amsterdam


The Hoxton, Amsterdam

25 July 2016

Words: David Leck / Images: The Hoxton

Located in a stately position overlooking one of Amsterdam’s grand canals, don’t let the uber-cool atmosphere of one of the city’s newest hotels fool you. It might be full of bearded young media types and other trendy souls huddled over laptops, but it takes its unpretentious style seriously. You’ll be greeted by first name in a lobby of exposed brick, low-level seating and tasteful mish-mash of retro decor.

No clone-like uniforms and corporate code going on here. The Hoxton subscribes to the ethos of individuality, so don’t be surprised if housekeeping turns up in the form of a 20-something guy in jeans and T-shirt. The endearing ambience flows through to the rooms, with wooden floors, comfy beds, rainforest showers and little oddities such as a trimphone (who remembers?), thumb-frayed paperbacks and a hang-on-the-door breakfast request bag. It’s like visiting a hip friend who dispenses glossy magazine-type chic as effortlessly as they take your coat. No question, though – it’s a homely base in the always affable Dutch capital.