This boutique hotel in Amsterdam sits overlooking the Singel Canal, in a building that dates back to 1585. Created by a cosmopolitan duo, Wolter and Peter, whose backgrounds are in hotel management and design respectively, it’s a labor of love that’s designed to feel like home.
Peter ran a successful design studio for a quarter of a century, helping to create nightclubs, exhibitions at the Royal Palace, private apartments and even teapots. A firm believer that a person’s surroundings affect their lives profoundly, he has filled this intimate B&B with inspiring decor, including his own designs – bathrooms, tables, cupboards, and most recently breakfast plates.
Complementing his designs are an assortment of vintage pieces, including Le Corbusier sofas, original Delft tiles, centuries-old wallpaper, a collection of antique maps, and an original spiral staircase. Plus an extensive collection of modern design magazines!
There are three separate rooms in the house – one on top of the other. Each has its own character and color, so you can pick from blue, red or green (or all three). Topping them all is a rooftop terrace, high above the street and reached by a ladder at the end of the spiral staircase. It’s ideal for reading or having a drink – which your hosts will be happy to bring you.
Speaking of which… Every morning, a five-course champagne breakfast is served overlooking the canal. All of the food, including jam, croissants, cheese, cold cuts and fruit, is organic and locally-sourced. A great way to start the day.