Amsterdam is the home of many things: scenic boat rides, pretty houses, multiple museums and famous tourist attractions from Anne Frank’s house to sunny Vondelpark. It’s also the home of Volkshotel, the popular hotel not only boasting 172 hotel rooms but also a club, restaurant, cafés, cocktail bar and co-working spaces. Volkshotel invited us down to witness the unique space for ourselves, and we weren’t disappointed.
Once the headquarters of Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant – still referenced in the building’s architecture – the space now accommodates travellers from every corner of the world. Incorporating the style of the 1960s into its interiors, Volkshotel’s interior includes magnified newspaper cutouts and a mixture of materials from steel to wood, reflecting the creativity at the heart of its aesthetic and message. The former newspaper building now hosts DJs, illustrators, copywriters, graphic designers and other creatives from all walks of life.
If, despite your best efforts, you still can’t escape your mounting workload even while away, Volkshotel has several different spaces where you can work alongside like-minded people. But if your out of office is firmly on, there’s plenty of places to relax: from saunas and rooftop hot tubs to each of the nine innovative deluxe rooms designed by different creative minds.