The perfect boutique hotel in town: Hotel Dwars Amsterdam!
Hotel Dwars Amsterdam is located around the corner of one of my favourite streets, the Utrechtsestraat. It’s a small scale boutique hotel with 9 unique rooms designed by the girls from Things I Like Things I Love. The style is bohemian meets design and makes you feel at home instantly. Hotel Dwars Amsterdam is not only a great place to stay for the night but also for some inspiration for your home :-). I really like the brick stone walls and the hanging baskets with plants. Every room has a very cool and unique bedspread!
We stayed at room 2 which is a lovely room with huge skylights above the bed. It’s beautiful to watch the sunset when you’re relaxing on the bed before going out for dinner.
Our room had a third bed which makes it a perfect room to book if you’re planning on a weekend trip with the girls or guys. The rooms are super comfortable and have all the luxury you need on a city trip to Amsterdam!
One other great things about Hotel Dwars Amsterdam is the location. There are so many hotspots in the Utrechtsestraat. Bar Moustache or Lite / Dark is perfect for breakfast if you stay in Hotel Dwars (they don’t offer breakfast at the hotel). For coffee my favourite close to the hotel is Two For Joy. I really like the mix of restaurants, coffee spots and shops in the Utrechtsestraat. Don’t miss concept store Maison NL, JAN, Centre Neuf, Samsoe & Samsoe and the Marc by Marc Jacobs store there.
Hotel Dwars is in walking distance of many attractions in Amsterdam and perfect for a weekend get away. Have fun!
Hotel Dwars Amsterdam
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