The Hoxton Amsterdam
What We Love
- A 17th-century canal house that was once home to the mayor
- The central location, which is right on the Herengracht and near the city’s best sights
- Kicking back with an artfully-crafted cocktail in the stylish lobby bar
What To Know
- It’s a 10- to 15-minute walk to Dam Square
- While Canal View rooms offer great sights, they're also noisier
- Some rooms can only be reached through a stairway
- Free, reliable WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
The Dutch outpost of renowned hotel group Hoxton puts an emphasis on chic design, laid-back luxury, and impeccable service—though you’ll already be sold with its location right on the Herengrach, one of the city’s main canals and just minutes from the art museums, bars, clubs, and cafés that give this vibrant and progressive city its edge. The property was originally five separate canal houses, where the city’s mayor once lives back in the 17th century, but has since been combined into one beautiful 111-room stay. While all guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, well-stocked minibars, and playful décor, the ones most requested for are the inviting Cosy Canal View rooms, which promise tasteful contemporary design and incredible overlooks of Herengrach. After days spent marveling at artworks by celebrated Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh and hitting the famous bicycle-crazed streets to shop its quirky boutiques, head back to the hotel’s stylish lobby bar for craft beers and cocktails before savoring delicious cuisine at the Italian-inspired restaurant Lotti’s, where a retractable roof makes it a fashionable spot to be during sunnier days. (Lotti’s also provides for the breakfast bag you’ll find outside your door each morning, filled with goodies like fresh orange juice, yogurt, granola, and a banana.)
In the Area
Being right on the Herengracht, one of Amsterdam’s most important main canals, you’ll be able to enjoy all the best the Dutch capital has to offer. Must-dos include checking out the rose garden at Vondelpark, visiting the Anne Frank House, and getting a closer look at Dutch and international art masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, modern and contemporary art at Stedelijk, and, of course, the Van Gogh Museum. The floating Bloemenmarkt flower market, also nearby, is the place to stock up on tulips, and it’s worth popping by the city’s seedier side in the Red Light District. You’re also in close proximity to the 17th-century Royal Palace, right in Dam Square, which offers tours of its magnificent interiors when not being used for a royal event.
How to Get There
First trip to amsterdam. Honestly the hotel is a big part in my living Amsterdam so much. So accommodating, great location. I stayed in the shoebox and it was perfect for a solo traveler. The breakfast bag was a a life saver too
What an amazing stay did we have! The location is great and nothing can beat the vibes throughout the entire hotel with great staff at the reception and in the restaurant/bar. Go for the steak and ask recommendation for a cocktail and u will have no regrets.
We stayed with our 2 year old son and he had so much fun with everyone. He liked the photo booth and old school phone in the room.
Thank you team and we will definitely come again when we are needing a stay over in Amsterdam.
No matter how many times I stay at The Hoxton, I simply can’t get enough of it. Located in the heart of the city, and yet at a quiet place, it offers nice rooms, flawless service and a super friendly, laidback atmosphere (which actually still feels somehow upscale)
What I specifically like when there is the vibe of the people, the restaurant, the staff’s friendliness .... and the pillows! As a person who is pretentious when it comes to pillows, I can really have a good sleep when using the hotel’s ones.
It is true that the place is pricey, but when it comes to Amsterdam, this is absolutely normal.
With kind regards,