Sometimes the best part of a hotel is just hanging out in the lobby. For example, you can eat, drink, take yoga classes, watch art exhibitions or even swim and skate on the roof. The hotel lobby is also the ideal space to work in. And all without checking in. More and more special or monumental buildings in Amsterdam have been transformed into hotel that are accessible to everyone, not just for hotel guests. The ‘lobby area’ has become a meeting place where locals, travellers and hotel guests like to come together. Today I’ll share with you the best hotel lobby designs around Amsterdam. Join me in this ride
The 5-star Andaz is located on the Amsterdam (Prinsen) canal. The whole hotel has a impressive interiour, the surrealistic design of designer Marcel Wanders, who had Alice In Wonderland and Amsterdam in mind when decorating the hotel. As soon as you step into this place, you find yourself in the awesome lobby grouped together with a library, bar and restaurant Blue Spoon that invites you to linger over a drink in the intimate, speakeasy-style atmosphere.
Prinsengracht 587, 1016 HT Amsterdam
2. SIR ADAM
Here you’ll be guaranteed unique experience! Funky tunes, cosy atmosfeer, strong coffee and a busy burger bar. It is a social meeting place for bands on the move, creative professionals, Amsterdammers and international travelers hanging out in a space with a touch of Sixties and Seventies retro, a dash of Dutch designer quirkiness and loads of colour and sound.
Overhoeksplein 7, 1031KS Amsterdam
3. V NESPLEIN
This 4-star design hotel is located in the historic centre of Amsterdam. The Lobby is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an à la carte menu and stands for good food, nice drink and undiluted cosiness. In the bar you can enjoy a drink. You can relax on the terrace with a newspaper offered by Nesplein. A library is featured as well at the hotel.
Nes 49, 1012 KD Amsterdam
4. THE HOXTON
The entrance is already pleasant and totally different from an average hotel lobby. I actually would not even call a lobby. You will be right in the warm living room atmosphere of restaurant & bar Lotti’s. Everywhere are cozy corners created with Vintage Sofas, leather and fabric armchairs and there is even a fireplace! A perfect hangout not only for guests but for the locals as well.
Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ Amsterdam
5. W LOUNGE
Not a typical ground floor hotel lobby, but one on the top floor. With a swimming pool. Step into the elevator and head up to the rooftop terrace. The W Lounge is happening place where you can drink the most delicious cocktails while enjoying amazing panoramic views of Amsterdam.
Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam
6. MORGAN & MEES
Morgan & Mees is a Amsterdam-West opened in 2015 and features a modern, artistic interior which matches the characteristics of the monumental building, but with a modern twist, an elegant timeless look and an eye for detail. You can have here a breakfast, lunch, dinner or just hang out for a drink at the bar. You really feel at home at Morgan & Mees and I think this is one of the most important aspects of a hotel.
Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat 2-6, 1052 LC Amsterdam
If you like art, you will love this place. The cultural hotspot is located in the center of Amsterdam opposite the central station. The hotel lobby has a casual, relaxed atmosphere that attracts the hotel guests and as well as the local public. An artistic experience is central in here. The work of Atelier Van Lieshout permeates every corner, a spectacular art curtain displays emotive footage and an art gallery hosts a varied programme of exhibitions. Also 5&33, the great addition to Amsterdam’s buzzing dining and cultural scene, combines a kitchen, library, gallery and lounge bar where they serve delicious cocktails and guest DJs perform on different nights of the week.
Prins Hendrikkade 33, 1012 TM Amsterdam
8. THE DYLAN
The Dylan is a small and cozy boutique hotel located in the 9 streets and much personal attention is given to it. Especially in the evening there is an intimate atmosphere in the lobby and bar. Also nice to try: the ‘High Wine’ a variant on the high tea, in which they – indeed – have replaced the tea with wine (which makes it a lot more fun).
10. CONSERVATORIUM HOTEL
As soon as you put one foot into this hotel you do not really want to leave. The lobby is chic and yet casual, warm and very welcoming. The Tunes Bar has a super nice view on the Stedelijk Museum. The entire hotel is beautiful. A blend of modern design, historical architecture and all the details coming back and referring to the history of the building.
Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam
11. JAZ IN THE CITY
Jaz in the City is different than all other hotels in Amsterdam! Located in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, near Ziggo Dome and Amsterdam ArenA, a perfect option to sleep over after a concert. The interior breathes music everywhere you look. There are even various musical instruments in the lobby that you can enjoy. The bar / restaurant is open until late and a DJ will make you swing the evening.
De Passage 90, 1101 AX Amsterdam-Zuidoost