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
I agree with all of the other average reviews. It’s a nice hotel if you’re 25-30 single age. The stairs do not help if you have heavy luggage and the rooms are so small, we actually had to switch rooms because my husband hit his head on the ceiling beam. They were accommodating to switching rooms which was nice service but other than that there’s not much service for the price. The bed we had was not the greatest either as you sink in the middle of the bed.
It does serve as a great vantage point to walking to varies spots, quiet neighborhood, feels safe.
We stayed here during a quick getaway to Amsterdam and loved everything about it- from the staff, to the vibe, to the location! We will definitely stay here again and you should too!
We had a “cozy” room which was small by US standards but the bathroom was good-sized and the bed was comfortable.
Location location location- what could be better than canal views in the canal district. Close to the nine streets and basically walking distance to everything
The staff is young and helpful. They are excited to be a part of this hotel which has a modern but warm vibe.
The rooms are beautiful and spacious. The connections of the buildings gives it a unique lay out and adds to the interest.
Had the best stay, friendly staff, excellent location, glorious interior decor, gorgeous rooms, divine beds and a great bar with DJ (but no noise heard from the bedrooms). The bathrooms are a personal highlight! Old school photo booth is a great touch too. Will definitely be visiting the other Hoxtons across the globe!
I stayed here with my daughter for her 18th birthday. It was a great base for all of the sights in Amsterdam. Loved the breakfast in a bag that was hung on your door each morning. The room was quite small with hardly any space for clothes but it did the trick. The staff were extremely helpful. lovely quirky modern hotel, would stay again