Hotel Review: The Hoxton, Amsterdam

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For a hip hotel in a heart of a city, demeanour no serve than a Hoxton. The executive plcae on a disdainful Herengracht (Gentlemen’s Canal) is ideal either you’ve come to Amsterdam for culture, judgment stores, quirky cafés or culinary delights.

The hotel is a acclimatisation of 5 ancestral waterway houses, home of a mayor of Amsterdam in a 17th century. But while a façade harks behind to a Dutch Golden Age, a interior is a distant cry from old.

Hoxton lounge
Hoxton lounge

Instead of a normal hotel run you’re greeted by a lounge/bar area buzzing with immature professionals clicking divided on their Macs over a potion of Perrier or conform unwavering Amsterdammers falling into smashed leather sofas over vast shots of caffeine, Double Dutch cocktails or internal breeze beer.

This is really most an all-day destination, with as many or some-more locals than residents. Décor is retro: faded rugs on joist floors, unsettled brickwork and a charming brew of selected armchairs. Up on a Mezzanine it’s a bit quieter with improved waterway views and complicated tomes to get stranded into (encyclopaedias, Balzac and other classics). Check-in is delightfully informal.

Staff are all immature and super friendly, creation we feel during home from a notation we arrive. They will explain that we are giveaway to fill your mini bar with drinks sole during accepting during supermarket prices. This hotel has lots of good touches.  One surprising perk is giveaway write calls worldwide for an hour for any day we are there.

Who For

Young professionals and couples wanting a sharp-witted vibe and something a bit different.


It’s initial come initial served for a intelligent VanMoof guest bikes and given there are usually 4 don’t be astounded if they have already been grabbed. Guests have use of a gym around a corner. There’s a internal DJ in a bar Thursday-Sunday evenings.


The 111 guest bedrooms make intelligent use of parsimonious spaces. Choose from Shoebox (12 sq metres), Cosy, Roomy and Concept.

Hoxton Bedroom
Hoxton bedroom

Expect a multiple of  oppulance (super-comfy beds and high peculiarity linen), practical (50s Danish desks and steel hanger instead of a wardrobe) and quirky (60s alarm clocks, Roberts radio, mustard retro phones).

Hoxton desk
Hoxton desk

There are also canal-side guest rooms. Metro tiled bathrooms are distant from atmospheric though duty good with good sleet showers, thick towels and quick hairdryers. Elegant eyeglasses are supposing for wine, there is cold H2O and uninformed divert in a fridge, a kettle, Lyons coffee bags, Clipper teas and a bar of cocoa chocolate (all complimentary).

Food and Drink

Hang a brownish-red “brekkie bag” on a offshoot outward your doorway during night and start a day with a uninformed orange juice, banana and honey-nut granola with tawny Greek yoghourt.

If we wish something some-more estimable to start a day conduct downstairs to Lotti’s for poached eggs, Dutch smoked salmon and sourdough toast. The white-tiled café/grill is open from early morning until late during night and serves all day for burgers, bitterballen, hand-crafted cheeses, beef platter or salads – all creatively prepared.

The cooking menu is some-more extensive, featuring a fish plate uninformed from a market, proposal hanger or aged ribeye beef and a choice of veggie dishes.

Is Wifi available?

Yes, quick and free, via a hotel.

Room rates

Room rates change hugely according to distance and view: Shoebox start during €199, Cosy €200-499, Roomy €219-499. But we can get cheaper deals tonline. Book good in allege and don’t design last-minute bargains during weekends.

What’s nearby?

The Hoxton is so executive we can travel (or cycle) to all a categorical attractions. You are in a Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets) quarter, a shoppers’ pleasure with dilettante boutiques and some glorious restaurants; Anne Frank’s House is reduction than half a mile away, a Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum about a mile.

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