De 9 Straatjes Hotels
Prinsengracht 587, De 9 Straatjes
Like so many of Amsterdam’s most impressive canal-side properties, the building currently occupied by this whimsical Marcel Wanders-designed hotel had a past life—in this case, as the city library. While one might be inclined to spend all their time in the dizzyingly beautiful lobby, the kitted out guestrooms—with their ample breathing room and generous views—offer a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle outside. While the knowledgeable concierge team can point you in the direction of many incredible restaurants, the on-site Bluespoon and its namesake bar both deserve a visit. Same goes for the spa and lovely gardens.
Keizersgracht 384, De 9 Straatjes
This eclectic and ideally situated hotel pays homage to Amsterdam’s storied history both in architecture (it’s housed in a former theater that dates all the way back to the 17th century) and décor (antiques and original art everywhere). Guests get to pick between five distinct room styles to fit their individual needs, though we’re especially fond of the breezy, wood-beamed loft rooms. Dylan’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Vinkeles, is nestled in the lush courtyard and deserves a visit even if you’re staying elsewhere.
Herengracht 255, De 9 Straatjes
Being that it’s the first Hoxton location outside of London, there’s an inherent polish to this cool, new hotel in the very walkable 9 Streets neighborhood. The 111 rooms are spread out over five historic canal houses and run the gamut from Shoebox (just teeny enough for one), to Concept (downright sprawling with meticulously restored original details) with rates to match—the WiFi, mini-fridge contents, and daily “breakfast bags,” however, are all 100% free. The true appeal here, though, is in the communal areas: There’s a cocktail den, lobby bar, and Lotti’s, an excellent Italian-inflected restaurant that just happens to be under Soho House supervision.
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