The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel

The Netherlands


The quintessential Amsterdam experience begins on the banks of its affluent Herengracht, where five 17th-century canal houses fuse into one seriously stylish pad. History and contemporary style go hand in hand at The Hoxton – just as one would expect in this part of town.

An eclectic assortment of antique bric-à-brac greets you on entry, with walls of rough brick and white tile, and brass chandeliers providing a backdrop for works by local photographers. The hotel’s 111 rooms are clad in retro touches: Eighties telephones, vintage radios and work spaces decked out in dark wood and leather that give a nod to the site’s previous stint as the mayor’s residence. Exposed piping and stark black-and-white bathrooms channel the Thirties, while multicoloured hexagonal mirrors, timber herringbone floors and muted furnishings maintain a classy feel.

Take breakfast in bed, watching canal boats float by through the window, or head downstairs for poached eggs with hollandaise or smoked salmon brioche underneath the vine-clad, sloping glass roof of Lotti’s. Stay for a cup of a coffee or signature cinnamon-rooibos tea before meandering over to the hip Nine Streets shopping quarter – there, fuel up for museum visits, cycling excursions (The Hoxton’s bikes are free to use for guests) and waterside strolls.

Doubles from £277. 00 31 20 888 5555,

Words by Jas Matulewicz.

This review was taken from the October 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.


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