Inspiring places: Volkshotel, Amsterdam

Happy New Year to you All! Hope you had a lovely and relaxing Christmas break, and an exciting New Year’s Eve party.

We’ve welcomed 2015 in Amsterdam. What a great idea it was! The city is marvellous, even in winter. There are plenty of excellent museums and art galleries (The Van Gogh Museum and The Stedelijk Museum are not be missed), plus you can just walk the city admiring its beautiful architecture…or take a tram (you know I love trams).

Amsterdam; city break, Europe

We stayed in Volkshotel, which hosted absolutely tremendous NYE party fully using the hotel’s space across many floors (eight rooms in total). Great music, atmosphere and people!

On a normal day, the building is home to a club/restaurant (Canvas with 360 degree view over Amsterdam; imagine the fireworks at midnight), downstairs cocktail bar (Doka), café (Werkplaats), and creative working space (Broedplaats). Something for everyone, whether you want to party, relax or work!

Volkshotel Amsterdam

Volkshotel used to be a newspaper building in 60s, therefore the exterior renovation took this into account.

The interior was transformed by Interior designer Bas van Tol of Studio Müller Van Tol. The designer have used magnified newspaper cut outs and materials such as steel, wood, concrete and glass to remind us of the building’s past.

Bathing Bikou, special room, design, Volkshotel, Amsterdam

We’ve stayed in one of nine special rooms designed by independent interior designers. Bathing Bikou was created by Hanna Maring whose design is merging bathing, relaxing and sleeping into one space and experience.

We are definitely going back, especially that it was too cold to enjoy the rooftop’s hot tub.

Volkshotel Badplaats, rooftop mini spa, Volkshotel Amsterdam

Have you been to Volkshotel or Amsterdam? Are you planning to go in the future?

Happy New Year Dear Readers!

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Images: secretgardenhome and Mark Groeneveld.

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2 thoughts on “Inspiring places: Volkshotel, Amsterdam

  1. I’ve only ever cheaped out with my Amsterdam stays, as I’d rather spend money doing things there rather than having more comfortable sleeping arangements, but this hotel looks beautiful! Absolutely considering spending some time there next time I’m in town 🙂 Glad you had a happy new year Monika.

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