A new hotel designed by Jeroen de Nijs has risen in the Amsterdam neighborhood ‘De Pijp’. At this very central location next to the Dutch Central Bank, we realized a 4 * boutique hotel in two stately buildings from the year 1906.
The hotel has 23 rooms, all different sizes and spread over 4 floors. In the homey lobby / reception area , next to the fireplace, there is a small bar placed that offers a good breakfast to its guests. The 23 rooms have an open bathroom and a separated toilet. The industrial atmosphere is decorated with luxurious materials and contemporary comfort. So it offers a comfortable bed in a good location, with a good breakfast for a reasonable price.
As the Lonely Planet says; ‘Amsterdam is history with modern flair. ‘
For the concept forming we studied the history of the property. Unfortunately, there was little to be found in the archives. Although the last residents of this building did give us a story. Uninvited they cracked the premises and could make it their own for almost 2 years. Very little of the original interior of that time is left. All the fine details are gone. The only thing that reminded us of the squatters is some graffiti on the walls throughout the building. These ‘junk’ drawings have become the starting point for the interior concept. The interior is a reflection of the city, equipped with modern and comfortable luxury.
Photo by Jeroen de Nijs