From the second my airport switch pulled as much as the lodge, I knew I used to be in the suitable spot. I received’t lie, I used to be just a little fearful about my lodge’s location when it was first booked. Within the Oost (east) neighborhood of Amsterdam, it was a bit farther from the town middle than I’m used to staying.
However as a companion lodge throughout the Amsterdam Dance Occasion techno music pageant, I used to be curious. And it didn’t disappoint! I confirmed as much as the lodge groggy and drained from a comparatively brief flight from New York Metropolis, so once I walked right into a bustling however vivid foyer, I used to be instantly hit with the truth that I used to be there. I’m in Amsterdam!
Ground-to-ceiling home windows make the foyer stand out, but it surely was the truth that it was just a bit after 1pm and the place was H O P P I N G! The reception desk is correct if you stroll in, however there’s a big café counter subsequent to it, and a handful of communal worktables to the opposite facet. Hanging crops and funky decorations instantly caught my consideration, together with a repurposed van with crops hanging from it.
Examine-in on the Volkshotel was a breeze, they usually even had an additional energy adapter I may borrow for my keep. Useful for a forgetful traveler like myself! (I additionally forgot underwear for this journey—however that’s one other story…)
Whereas the Volkshotel has 9 totally different “particular” rooms (every with their very own distinctive design), I ended up in a reasonably primary room. It was small and easy, however all I actually wanted for an Amsterdam metropolis break. And a big window gave me loads of mild to benefit from the house.
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My room dimension wasn’t a difficulty, although, as a result of on the Volkshotel, it was simply a lot extra snug to hang around within the communal areas. The bottom flooring foyer doubles as a preferred co-working house for locals, even outfitted with telephone cubicles for making calls and an all-day café.
Upstairs, the lodge’s rooftop bar and restaurant is simply as snug as a haunt house. The rooftop terrace additionally gives a formidable overlook out over Amsterdam—excellent for a sundowner!
One flooring up from the restaurant, a number of sizzling tubs and saunas (open year-round) sit atop the roof. They’re often open solely to lodge friends, however on Sunday afternoons the lodge hosts a celebration with DJs and makes the house open to the general public.
That open perspective of the Volkshotel—a spot the place locals and vacationers can mingle collectively—is reflective of the unbiased lodge’s ethos. A spot to be your self and a spot to create. The lodge even makes studio house obtainable to lease for DJs, composers, and different creatives of their expansive basement and ground-floor work areas. There’s additionally an underground bar which hosts events each weekend.
In truth, there isn’t a lot motive to have to depart the Volkshotel. However positioned within the up-and-coming Oost neighborhood, it’s an amazing space to discover on foot (or bike—as a result of that is Holland, in any case). And if you happen to’re seeking to hit the principle vacationer websites of Amsterdam, the Volkshotel is simply above a practice station with a direct line operating to Amsterdam Centraal Station each jiffy.
My time on the Volkshotel was fairly restricted. A busy weekend on the ADE18 and I used to be usually in-and-out of my room in a flash, however I nonetheless managed to discover fairly a little bit of the lodge and take roughly one gazillion pictures. I simply beloved a lot of the design and wandering across the lodge felt like an journey as there was one thing cool simply round each nook.
Be aware: My keep in Amsterdam throughout ADE18 was supported by the iAmsterdam vacationer workplace. For extra Amsterdam journey ideas, try my full HIPSTER GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM.