Ink Hotel Amsterdam


Checking-in: staying at the INK Hotel in Amsterdam

19 December 2016

boutique hotel in the heart of the centre with a lovely french breakfast

“What are your favourite hotels in Amsterdam?”, is a question I often get for Your Little Black Book. Since an experience a couple of weeks ago I can add another one to this list. On a chilly Friday night I check into the INK Hotel at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. First thing I notice when I’m standing at the reception is my own Amsterdam City Guide and the reception staff tells me my book gets so many nice reactions from the guests. This already made my evening.
Ink Hotel Amsterdam
Ink Hotel Amsterdam
Ink Hotel Amsterdam
Ink Hotel Amsterdam ontbijt
Ink Hotel Amsterdam badkamer
Ink Hotel Amsterdam Anne
The INK Hotel is situated in an historic building that used to serve as the headquarters of the newspaper “De Tijd”. You can probably guess by now what the hotel owes its name to. The INK Hotel is really a lifestyle hotel, as they call the boutique hotels with this atmosphere nowadays. There’s a restaurant, in the bar you can drink great cocktails and they’ve thought about what guests with a cosmopolitan lifestyle would like. For example, if you’re in a hurry you can order a croissant and coffee to go and there’s a 24-hour fitness. This hotel is part of the M Gallery hotels that can be found all over the world. I’ve stayed there before in cities like Paris and London which was a very pleasant stay.

the hotelrooms // INK Hotel amsterdam

A little while later I set foot in my hotelroom. Now I’m definitely sure! This is going to be a lovely stay-cation in my own city. The hotelrooms of the INK Hotel have a modern interior and for all you know this room could belong to a hip hotel in Brooklyn. The deluxe room that I’ve stayed in is cleverly equipped. With a half-open bathroom, an enormous king size bed, a sitting area and a desk where you can work a little – if you have to. There’s a large LCD tv, a mini bar, a safe and on the desk you’ll find several items from Amsterdam. If you want to surprise your lover, ask the hotel to put a bottle of bubbly with balloons in the room as a surprise. Not only does it look nice, but it’s also a great start of your city trip!
Ink Hotel Amsterdam
Ink Hotel Amsterdam bed

the breakfast // INK Hotel amsterdam

If you’re staying at the INK Hotel, be sure not to forget to set your alarm for breakfast. You don’t want to miss it! During breakfast it becomes clear that we’re dealing with a hotelchain that’s originally French. Good croissants, French baguettes and French cheese. In other words: a perfect breakfast to start off the day. If you don’t have time for breakfast you can also order a bento box with a breakfast.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

Ink Hotel Amsterdam ontbijt

After breakfast we lounge in our room and make a plan to go into the city. From the INK Hotel you’re in the Jordaan in no time and we plan on going to the lovely Noordermarkt. Other hotspots in the area of the hotel are: Kaagman & Kortekaas and Cocotte.

Lots of great events are regularly held in the INK Hotel so keep an eye on the Facebook page for the latest news!

Tip: at restaurant PRESSROOM you can have a delicious meal. If you want to know more about this check my more extensive blog on this restaurant of the INK Hotel.

More from Amsterdam

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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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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