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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Excellent hotel with great ambience - lots of places to sit and work on the terrace + indoors, giving you some privacy but also a good atmosphere. Well kitted out bedroom with everything you need + a very comfortable bed. Will stay here again.
The lunch is buffet, primarily vegetarian. 19€ including cake, juice and coffee/tea. The salads were tasty. Great views from the 6th floor and plenty of space outside for sunny days. You serve yourself but the staff were helpful and ther was a nice vibe. It was busy and since you cannot book using the website despite the option (does not work), you may be disappointed.
We stayed here for 4 nights. This was a family vacation and we booked a loft room and a bootstrap room for our two college-aged kids. We loved it. The design is just...amazing as seen in the pictures. The staff was great and down to earth. The open space was fun to be in. There is definitely a professional vibe but we were in family vacation mode and it totally worked for us.
I always stay at this hotel when I’m on a business trip to the Netherlands.
I love the loft style rooms, community work space and the laundry. Plus the lockers are great to store a suitcase if you are travelling to another country and don’t want to take a lot.
Amazing place to stay. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
We arrived before our check in time however they allowed us to check in early as we were headed to Oh my festival.
The location is great and I would most definitely stay here again!