- Once the Mayor’s home on Amsterdam’s Herengracht Canal, the Hoxton has created a quirky hotel aimed at the arty hipster crowd.
- The Hoxton is situated in the picturesque canal-district known as Nine Streets and featuring a plethora of vintage & designer boutiques and cosy cafes, we so lost track of time strolling up and down the many streets, browsing the rails, feasting on pancakes and yes, if you are after a joint, that too is readily available!
- The bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, embracing the quirks and history of the canal house buildings, from monumental ceilings to double showers, canal views and original beams. We loved the concept rooms, staying in the Floral room with its original ceilings and wooden floors and not to mention enormous double shower.
- The staff at the Hoxton were all brilliant, young and welcoming. From the minute you arrive you feel at home and relaxed.
- We only nibbled on snacks at the hotel as all our main meals were eaten out so that we could see as much of the city at possible.
- Do get some bikes and cycle around the city like a true local.
- Amsterdam is now firmly one of my top three for European cities. We took the Eurostar, which was incredibly easy and relaxing, only taking 4 hours from London.
Need to Know
Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fresh, simple brasserie style dishes, open from breakfast until late.
Good for children.
From £140 per night.