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).
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 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.
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.
Have you been to Volkshotel or Amsterdam? Are you planning to go in the future?
Happy New Year Dear Readers!
Images: secretgardenhome and Mark Groeneveld.