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
I admired The Hoxton in Amsterdam because it was distinct and contemporary.
From the time we check in, till the time we check out. We remained impressed
Unique art details and fantastic decor. Great staff also.
The Hoxton hotel's artwork, decoration, coffee mugs, and bar, mean a nice touch to it.
Plus I got some good sleep those two nights I stayed there along with my mom. I would choose to stay at this hotel again when I'm back next month.
We stayed here last minute for a few days passing thru Amsterdam. This hotel is very unique, inviting, and comfortable. The staff is top notch including Hanna and Judith. They made our stay extraordinary. Awesome extras included such as drinks in the room, daily breakfast in a bag, and the beds were super comfortable. Not to mention the great shower, extremely clean bathroom, and towel warmer I have never seen before. Eclectic fashion throughout the hotel and the bar, lounge, restaurant is perfectly welcoming. This is one of the most uniquely different (non-cookie cutter) hotels I have ever stayed at and I travel a lot. The location is right on the canal, just a few blocks from the tram, Anne Frank house and far enough away from the crazy areas that it is quiet.
Great job for the management and staff on service that is above and beyond our expectations. I will stay again when I come back.
We visited Amsterdam for a weekend. The Hotel room was nice and the employees were very courteous. We would like to highlight the bar, which is well known in Amsterdam.
If you like to take a lunch, the Hotel Restaurant Lotti's is well recommended.
What I dislike is, that you only got a light breakfast included, which means Joghurt, banana and orange juice. Still water ant Tea or coffee for self service are free on the room.
We gave ourself a breakfast in the restaurant Lotti´s. It is good cheer, makes the beginning of the day sunny, but is to pay...
First, the pros: Great location; good service; really stylish bar and restaurant in the lobby.
Cons: The included breakfast is laughable and the rate we paid was WAY too high for what we got. Advertised room rates are about 200 euro for the room we booked (a cozy, no canal view.) and for some reason we paid around 315 euro (about $350 in US). It must have been luck of the draw when I hopped on the website to reserve three weeks beforehand. To pay that much and get a terrible breakfast that doesn't even include coffee, or even a voucher to the restaurant downstairs, and not even have a good view, but instead a window looking over the loud restaurant downstairs, just left me really cold, no matter how instagrammable everything looks.
Verdict: Do not pay more than 200 Euro for the lower-tier rooms (Cosy) and know that a cab ride to the airport will be 55 euro from the hotel's location. (Staff told us they had a deal with the taxi service that it would be 40 euro but that was not what we were charged.) Don't expect a good breakfast to be included in your high rate. If you don't want to pay the exorbitant rates here, you can always visit the lobby and restaurant and stay somewhere else, which is what I'll be doing next time.
I've stayed in probably five hotels in Amsterdam now, and this is the one I will be returning to in future. The interior of the building is stunning, with a fantastic bar / restaurant area at the front, with a quieter mezzanine level above. The decor and lighting is also lovely. Our room was excellent, the breakfast system is good, and honestly my only issue is that we were located right by the service entrace (by room 109) and the staff are very loud early in the morning, shouting to each other in the corridors, with the door slamming repeatedly. Absolutely infuriating, but just bad luck I guess. I assume the larger, more expensive rooms are better located. Inredible hotel though, on the whole.