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Generator Amsterdam: super hotspot in East

22 March 2016

generator amsterdam is the new experience of east

The Oosterpark has been fully refurbished and of course this includes a new hotspot: Generator Amsterdam. This design hostel has opened its doors on March 16 and gives the Oosterpark neighbourhood a true upgrade. Don’t think of a dilapidated ramschackle when you hear ‘hostel’, because Generator Amsterdam gives a whole new meaning here, yay! 

Generator Amsterdam is located in the historic university building, which dates back to 1917. An old building, but now completely inserted into a hip and modern way. And if we say hip, we mean very hip. High ceilings and old elements combined with innovative architecture and lots of colours. Makes us happy!

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The hostel is all about design. Not only in the bedrooms, but also in the other areas. The hallways of the rooms are decorated with super cool wall art and even the ride in the elevator is an experience. Every corner exudes innovation and yet you walk through an old property. So super cool!

Generator Amsterdam is not only focussed on the traveller, but as well on the people from Amsterdam, yes! Besides sleeping, you can go here for a dinner at the restaurant or have a drink at one of the bars. Or even better, you can sit here and work, have a cocktail afterwards and dance till the early morning. Believe us if we say that the bars – for example in the old classrooms – are prepared for early morning sessions. So there’s something for everyone! Want to sleepover? The hostel has 564 beds, so that should be fine ;-) You can visit the website of Generator for more information.

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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