Eat, sleep, rave, repeat at the Volkshotel!
If you check in to the Volkshotel, there’s no reason to leave the hotel for at least 24 hours. This industrial design hotel has it all… a cafe for lunch and coffee, work spaces, a restaurant, club and even a sauna on the rooftop. Staying at the Volkshotel in Amsterdam is a (very!) cool start of your city trip to Amsterdam!
The Volkshotel is located in a building that was once the head quarter of a large Dutch newspaper called the Volkskrant. They completely renovated the place with an industrial looking hip hotel as the result. It reminds me a bit of Hotel Daniel in Vienna which is located in a former office building (pretty cool too by the way).
The Volkshotel is a great addition to the hotel scene in Amsterdam, since the Volkshotel has a unique style and multifunctional purpose. Amsterdam could use a hotel with this style and vibe. It’s for sure not only something for tourists, locals love the Volkshotel too.
On the ground floor you find Werkplaats and the front desk. Werkplaats is a cafe which is perfect for coffee or afternoon drinks. There are also special events at Werkplaats like live music!
The rooms at the Volkshotel in Amsterdam are modern en come in all flavours and sizes. From family style rooms to one of a kind designed rooms. Can you imagine sleeping in a cargo bike or on a in a cabin in the woods?
The regular rooms are comfortable and light. Unique vintage details give the rooms a personal touch. We had a nice view over Amsterdam East from our bed!
One of the things that makes the Volkshotel very popular with locals too is the very cool rooftop on the 7th floor. Canvas op de 7e is the restaurant and rooftop bar! With delicious food to share Canvas is one of the best affordable eats of the moment in Amsterdam (if you ask me!). Read Yourlbb’s full story about restaurant Canvas op de 7e here. Make sure to check out the rooftop for the very cool view over Amsterdam East. Especially during sun down!
After 11 pm Canvas turns into Club Canvas! Do you get the eat, sleep, rave, repeat feeling now? The crowd at Club Canvas is a nice mix of Amsterdam locals (mostly hipsters) and hotel guests. Read more about Club Canvas here.
I can highly recommend taking your swimsuit when you stay at the Volkshotel! The 8th floor rooftop (for hotel guests only) has a ‘badplaats’. A what? A rooftop with hot tubs, beach chairs and a sauna. So cool! Imagine sitting in the hot tub with a view over Amsterdam East!
Breakfast is served buffet style at Canvas op de 7e. When the weather is nice you can sit on the rooftop terrace. Perfect start of the day to make plans to explore 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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