What We Love
- A chic home away from home in Amsterdam, with breakfast and a late check-out includedExploring the hip boutiques and cobbled lanes of picturesque Amsterdam
- The hotel's friendly staff, who are on hand with plenty of suggestions and insider tips
- Zoku's frequent guest events, like yoga classes, cheese tastings and talks from locals
What To Know
- Some rooms have full kitchens (there's also an on-site restaurant, too)
- This funky boutique sleep feels more like a home than a hotel
- There's a treatment room for yoga and meditation, as well as a stylish gym that offers workout classes with a guest discount
With soaring ceilings, spacious interiors and no shortage of charm, Zoku is shaking up Amsterdam’s hotel scene with its lofty living and home-away-from-home experience. Sleek white walls provide the blank canvas, while cacti, unique art pieces and quirky touches, like hanging gymnastic rings, provide plenty of character. In fact, the rooms here are so inviting that you may even choose to spend a night in – and if you do, you’ll be able to whip up a storm in your fully equipped kitchen (don’t worry – there’s an on-site restaurant, too).
Amsterdam is a famously easy city to explore, thanks to its metro system, leisurely canals and bicycle-friendly streets. The museums and popular sights are just a short walk away, and the local area is bursting with cafés and boutiques. If you’re stuck for ideas – or just want a local’s view on the best places to eat, walk or shop – just ask one of the hotel’s Sidekicks. These guys and girls, dressed in white shirts, act as an informal concierge and can suggest the perfect destination or activity for anyone’s taste.
Ingenious use of space means that each Zoku loft XL has plenty of room for a seating area, a dining table, a small kitchen and a plush king-sized bed. Cook up a storm on your own two-burner induction cooker and make use of a microwave, a fridge and even a compact dishwasher – all designed to make life as easy as possible. Each room also comes with a starter pack that includes all the essentials you’ll need during your stay.
At The Living Kitchen, you can socialize with fellow guests at the long communal tables – designed to encourage conversation. As well as breakfast, lunch and dinner (available in leisurely or express options), there’s a popular weekend brunch offering Mexican eggs, fluffy ricotta pancakes, pulled pork on brioche buns and smoked-salmon bagels.
The hotel’s treatment room offers everything from yoga and meditation to traditional beauty treatments. Customized facials and restorative massages are also available, and there’s even a fashionable boutique gym, HIGH45, which offers high-intensity cardio classes at a discount to guests.
Centrally located in Amsterdam and easily accessible by car, public transport and bicycle, you’ll find Zoku in the trend-setting Eastern Canal District. Surrounded by coffee-roasters and independent shops, there’s plenty to see in the local area, and most of the city’s sights are within a 10–30-minute stroll.
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I found this hotel to be an amazing place to stay with my young daughter! The staff was incredibly attentive to her needs and really went above and beyond. I loved them. The design is very well thought out, the location is excellent and the breakfast is lovely. The rooftop is not to be missed! It's an easy walk to the metro/tram which is easy to figure out for non Dutch speakers. I cannot recommend this hotel more and wish they would open more locations!!
One of the best places I have stayed. Really quirky and fun. Great location, about 10 minute walk from central Amsterdam. Lovely rooftop area where you can sit on the terrace and enjoy a drink. Separate area for laundry and lockers which is great if you're a traveler.
People use this place for work (in the restaurant/bar area) and also live here full time - so that says something!
I would definitely stay here again and recommend.
Excellent location, excellent food, great staff. You literally cannot fault this hotel. We will definitely be back, thank you for an amazing stay.
Situated in the centre, perfect for train links to the airport and 5 minutes walk Into the centre.