Where to stay: NETHERLANDS
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Friesland - Frysia
North Holland (ex-Amsterdam)
NH Schiller | Amsterdam
Opened in 1913, the hotel was operated by the Schiller family until 1970. Frits Schiller was a celebrated artist and he, and many friends, left a cosiderable art collection on permanent display in the hotel. Although renovated, the hotel has a pre-war vibe, with late Art Nouveau, Art Deco and even Modernist details, especially in the Grand Café.
Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin | Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
Originally dating to 1887, a fire in 1990 destroyed most of the original hotel, of which only one wing (in the photo on the right) from the 1920s survived. The five star, family owned hotel remains one of the most famous hotels in The Netherlands, due to its long list of royalty and celebrities staying, a Michelin starred restaurant and its prominent beachside location between The Hague and Amsterdam.
Grand Hotel De Draak | Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Claiming to be the oldest hotel in The Netherlands, De Draak (The Dragon) goes back at least to 1397, in which most of the city, including the city archives, was burnt. Rooms are contemporary, but feature some period details.
Notiz Hotel Leeuwarden | The Netherlands
Located in Leeuwarden, capital of the Dutch province of Friesland (Frysia), Notiz Hotel combines luxury and sustainability, the property – formerly known as Stenden Hotel – having undergone a recent transformation led by Studio Oak, to create a destination that cares as much about thoughtful design as it does its guests.
InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
Built in 1867, the Amstel is every inch a classic grand hotel which is up there with the Ritz, Reid's on Madeira or Raffles in Singapore. Yet it is by no means stuffy or overwhelming. The lobby gleams with white marble and stucco, and is dominated by a sweeping double staircase worthy of a diva's grand entrance. Beyond that lies a realm of wide corridors, high ceilings, antiques and muted conversation.
Hotel de L'Europe | Amsterdam
First established in 1896, Hotel de L’Europe Amsterdam is one of the standard-bearers in the city’s luxury hotel scene. Recently, it was reborn through a contemporary lens, while still paying homage to the Dutch Masters. “We don’t like to throw away the useful items and start from scratch,” says Dax Roll of local design firm Nicemakers, which handled the renovation. “We wanted to bring back the hotel’s original allure and its classic luxury but without getting an old-fashioned or dusty feeling.”
Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky | Amsterdam
Originally founded in 1865 as a restaurant, the first rooms were added in 1880 and extended to 125 rooms in 1882. Over the years, the hotel was extended several times and now holds 468 stretching between the Dam Square and Oudezijds Voorburgwal. In 2000 it was purchased by NH Hotels and from 2021 operated under the Anantara brand.
Hotel Des Indes | The Hague
Built in 1858 as an aristocrastic mansion, and in 1881 turned into the Hotel Des Indes - it is the Ritz of The Hague, a Belle Époque gem. In 2006 the luxury hotel was revamped by the French interior designer Jacques Garcia in a playfully sumptuous style.
Weeshuis Gouda | The Netherlands
Located in the Dutch city of Gouda, known for its namesake cheese, Relais & Châteaux Weeshuis Gouda is a stylish sanctuary, the 1599-constructed building having been transformed by interior designer Judith van Mourik into a sleek 25-room hotel where unexpected twists and a good dose of playfulness collide.
Het Arresthuis | Roermond, The Netherlands
A design boutique hotel set in a former prison (1863-2007) and is located in the historic centre of Roermond. The hotel offers luxurious rooms ( the "Comfort Cachot" rooms are made out of three former cells), a restaurant, a bar, a terrace and a wellness area.
misc eatdrinksleep | Amsterdam
Antiques shop meets collector’s cabinet meets a well-travelled friend’s private home. Misc brings a touch of zaniness and Dutch flair to a small, 17th-century canal house on the politer edges of the Red Light District. One step over the threshold and you’re in the diminutive lobby-cum-bar-cum-breakfast room, surrounded by vintage chairs perked up with colourful upholstery, Delft tiles decorated with flowers and animals, a stuffed parakeet, old maps, prints of strange creatures, and exotic vases.
BOAT & CO | Amsterdam
Located in the up-and-coming Houthavens neighbourhood - an area lesser known by tourists, but that dates back to 1876 - hotel BOAT&CO is a waterfront luxury aparthotel housed in a prominent ‘Amsterdam School’ style building, which is characterised by bold brick construction and a rounded appearance; an aesthetic that prevailed here between 1915 and 1940.
Herberg Onder de Linden | Aduard, The Netherlands
Most people come here for the Michelin starred restaurant. However, sleeping the night after dinner in one of the 5 rooms isn't exactly a punishment either. It is located in the village of Aduard, in the province of Groningen and just outside the city of Groningen proper.
Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American
Located on the lively Leidseplein Square, Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American will be brought to life in one of the city's most famous Art Nouveau style buildings, built in 1903 and formerly known as the American Hotel. Showcasing 173 rooms and suites and newly-renovated interiors, the hotel will keep all vintage decorative features intact throughout, from stained-glass windows to vibrant paintings on the interior walls.
Steenhof Suites | Leiden, The Nethelands
This stylish boutique hotel is set within two striking historic houses with crow-stepped gables and red shutters. It is located in a unique spot along the Steenschuur canal in the centre of Leiden. Here, guest can enjoy stepped back in time to the age of the Dutch Masters, but with the luxury and comfort of the 21st century. There are 14 suites, an inviting lounge-bar and a medieval wine cellar.
The Roosevelt | Middelburg, The Netherlands
This luxury boutique hotel is set in a monumental building from the 1950s, in the heart of beautiful Middelburg, capital of the province of Zeeland. It is named and themed after the former US president, who's ancestors came from Zeeland. The glamorous interiors refer to Roosevelt's presidency in the 1930s and 40s. The hotel has a wine bar, restaurant and walled garden under the 14th-century abbey tower.