Holland’s finest: top 10 unique hotels
November 24, 2015
Business travellers get to see a wide variety of hotels throughout the year. But it is often difficult to find hotels that actually stand out. Here is a top 10 of unique hotels in Holland:
1. The Good Hotel - Amsterdam
You better hurry up if you would like to spend a night or two in this industrial design pop-up hotel. In July 2016 it will move to its permanent location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The Good Hotel is located on the water and just a short walk from Central Station. Also unique about this hotel: it’s a not-for-profit hotel re-investing its profit in business, education and entrepreneurship.
2. Hotel Not Hotel - Amsterdam
Most of the rooms in Hotel Not Hotel were designed by a group of young Dutch designers that originated from the renowned Eindhoven Design Academy. Each room is truly a unique piece of art: you will sleep in a tram cart, a crow’s nest or one of the rooms hidden behind the hotel’s book cases – just to name a few. Due to its unique design the hotel feels as one big living room. And as if you need more reasons to stay here: it is also a fantastic event location.
3. Het Arresthuis - Roermond
Sleeping in a prison cell has never been this popular! Even though the building and its rooms have been luxuriously modernised, the authentic prison details will inevitably remind you of the hotels’ past. But don’t be afraid of being trapped in a small room. Each Comfort Cell room has been made up of three former prison cells. Het Arresthuis also offers meeting opportunities for up to 16 people.
4. Stroom Rotterdam – Rotterdam
Stroom Rotterdam is not your average hotel. In this former power plant you might just feel like you are literally re-charging your batteries. Stroom doesn’t define itself as a hotel, restaurant or bar. It is a unique meeting place in the broadest sense – whether you are staying for a few minutes of several nights. Stroom’s meeting facilities offer space for up to 40 people and you will surely leave your meeting feeling energized. Oh, and not to forget that Stroom has very comfortable beds and giant bathrooms.
5. Abdij Rolduc – Kerkrade
Abdij Rolduc, a former abbey, has been opening its doors for pilgrims and travellers alike since the Middle Ages. So it made very much sense to convert the abbey to a hotel and conference centre once it lost its original function. Hospitality and history blend in perfectly at Abdij Rolduc. The abbey actually consists of two hotels with a total of 160 rooms. The conference centre offers 17 modernised meeting rooms for up to 450 people. Ample parking, free WiFi and a journey back in time included.
6. Fletcher Hotels Amsterdam - Amsterdam
Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam is a 4-star hotel located in a 60-meter (200 feet) high tower providing spectacular views of Amsterdam from every room. The hotel’s panoramic SKY Restaurant focuses on organic and sustainable dishes. Sustainability is generally high priority for the hotel, which holds a Golden Green Key certificate. There are 6 meeting rooms with a view available for up to 22 people. The Boardrooms even feature an open fireplace!
7. Hotel de Leeuw – Deventer
Let’s be honest: who has – as a child – not dreamed of being locked in a candy story and spending the night there? At Hotel de Leeuw your dream might be on the verge of coming true. The hotel, right in the city centre of the Hanseatic city of Deventer, is located in a historical building from 1645. Besides functioning as a family-run hotel the building also hosts a candy shop with sweets from different European Hanseatic cities. The Hanseatic theme continues throughout the hotel and all its family-sized 9 rooms.
8. Stadshotel Jeroen – Den Bosch
Stadshotel Jeroen in Den Bosch is an intimate hotel adjacent to the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center. Jheronimus Bosch was Holland’s most famous medieval artist. The Hotel is very characteristic and offers meeting facilities for up to 100 people.
Also, 2016 marks the 500th anniversary of Jheronimus Bosch’s death. To celebrate his life and art a variety of events and exhbitions will take place in the region throughout the year.
9. Watertoren Lutten – Lutten
Climb up to the top of this former water tower and enjoy a pristine view of Northern Holland. The 8 double rooms in the Watertoren have been modernised without losing its industrial and historic details. In addition Watertoren offers two multifunctional, modern meeting rooms for up to 20 people.
10. Hotel de Utrechtsche Dom – Gouda
Stay in the oldest hotel in Gouda, located right in the middle of the historic city centre. Hotel De Utrechtsche Dom is a charming, family-run hotel with 14 rooms, including a suite. It is a great base for cultural and historical excursions and Utrecht is just a short train ride away. However, it is not only the beautiful building or the locations that make it a hotel to remember though, but also the personal service and hospitality.