Hotel Droog Amsterdam: best kept lunch secret!
What can I say… I worked at Home and Living magazines for almost 5 years so you can imagine I have a crush for interior design and cute accessories for your home. I took me a while though to visit the new store of Hotel Droog Amsterdam. Downstairs it’s a candy store for everyone who loves design. From smaller accessories, to kitchen supplies and gadgets. You can browse around for hours. Hotel Droog Amsterdam is divided in lots of separate rooms, there’s a women en men’s clothe section and a spa section. Hotel Droog Amsterdam is by far the coolest concept store in Amsterdam with a garden. And what kind of garden… The garden makes you think of a fairy tale. Check out the video to see what I mean ;-). On my last visit to Hotel Droog Amsterdam I met one of my friends for lunch. The restaurant is called Roomservice and is very cool. It has an open kitchen, white furniture and blue accents. But the best thing at Hotel Droog Amsterdam is the lunch menu. Healthy sandwiches with delicious grilled vegetables and hummus or salmon and avocado. And lots of other great options! I think the lunch area of Hotel Droog Amsterdam is still a hidden gem since it wasn’t too crowded and no long wait for a table if you go for an early lunch.
Hotel Droog Amsterdam
Address: Staalstraat 7B
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam city centre
Price level: moderate for the Roomservice restaurant, kinda expensive for everything else ;-). It;s design!
Perfect for: lazy lunch with the girls
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ 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:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Anne de Buck