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
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
There is no better way to start or end a trip to Europe than via The Hoxton in Amsterdam. Getting away is always an effort but arriving in Amsterdam and checking into the Hoxton is the perfect antidote to the trials of travel. For three years now, we have booked into the Hoxton where the staff are amazing, striking just the right balance of familiarity and professionalism, where the food, drinks and vibe at Lotti's is inspiring, where books abound and tempt you into a new story and where all the delights of the old city are just outside the door –– as are day trips to The Hague and many other ciies. I can't say enough to praise this beautiful hotel with its canal views and perfect beds.
Cozy welcoming lounge with hip people and very welcoming staff. They should work on their martinis though, you should know the martini and negroni is the new cucumber gin tonic. Cesar is great and fabulous.
I had a lovely time with my boyfriend this Sunday brunch at Lotti's. It had a quiet yet cosy setting. The food was good and was quite good value. Caesar, our waiter, made us feel very welcome! We will be back soon.
Room very quiet, bed really comfy. Really great visit. Lotti's (the restaurant attached) also a good place to eat. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff at all points of contact. Would certainly visit again. Very central and easy to get around.
Had 3 nights here and can 100% recommend this hotel, it was amazing. Our room was on top floor in the eaves and so cosy. Bed was the most comfortable ever. We loved the reception team, every recommendation they gave us was exceptional. All the little touches like the photo booth were fun. Only downside(apart from leaving) was 1 lift being out of order and no easy route to top floor by stairs....not that we found anyway! Location was brilliant...can't wait to return.