MY STAY AT The Sir Adam DESIGN hotel IN Amsterdam.
Are you searching for a luxury but cool hotel in Amsterdam? A cosy hotel for a weekend getaway or perhaps something with style if you're away on business for a few days? This place could be your answer.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the Sir Adam Hotel a new design hotel in Amsterdam. Sir Adam is part of the expanding and hip Sir Hotels group who already had set up and gained a great reputation in Hamberg, Berlin and another Amsterdam location. I instantly liked the look and feel and branding of these hotels, in particular their use of photography and interior design choices. They also team up with some great local food and coffee brands. Big bonus points from me on that point!
The Sir Adam hotel is bight and airy. It has masucline feel. It consists of lots of concrete and dark and contrast colours. It feels very "Rock and Roll". It has a fantastic view over Amsterdam. This is something not to be taken for granted. Its also an incredibly comfy hotel. I spent a hell of a lot of time in that bed!
The interior of the rooms are beautifully designed by ICRAVE, the renowned New York-based design studio. They really have thought about every little detail to make sure when you arrive you instantly have that feeling that you want to explore every inch.
The comfy hotel bedroom is filled with colourful contemporary art peices and there are fun quirky discoveries such as a Gibson guitar hanging on the wall and a Crosly record player on a desk beside beers and chocolates. Each room is stocked with at least five records and there is a "record store" downstairs where you can go and help yourself. I was blessed with an awesome Depeche Mode album that I played immediately!
I have to admit before I arrived I thought the record player was going to be a total gimmick but NO WAY it was actually a highlight. I became addicted to playing records and made sure I got a new album each time I came up the elevator.
Food and Drink @ The Sir Adam.
The are an abundance of food and drink options in Amsterdam itself but the Sir Adam does offer such tasty options that you will certainly be tempted to eat in. You can rest assure that breakfast is going to be a good one. I recommend the poached eggs and avocado. The standard is up there with something I had become accustomed to during my time in London. You and your stomach won't be disappointed here!
For the main downstairs restaurant The Sir Adam have team up with the trendy and locally known The Butcher (my friends from Berlin were well aware with this popular brand) which is famous not only for its beef burgers but also for its cocktails. In the summer on the second floor the hotel beer garden will be open and if you want "one of the best views of Amsterdam" do go and check out the Lookout. For only $5 you can test your nerve and go on the swing that will dangle you high and over the edge!
We also ate upstairs for dinner one evening - perfect place for sunset and evening dining. The view is incredible and there is a 2 metre wide glass square in the ground that looks straight down onto the floor below. Scary. Great for a snapchat post!
Speciality coffee at the hotel is provided by Bocca my absolutely favourite coffee place in Amsterdam, if not Europe. In terms of pure taste alone at least. I am not "just saying this" and all my social check-in's would prove I'd been going here for years!.... and I always advise friends check out their main cafe when they're in Amsterdam. It also is rated super high on Foursquare and gets a five star rating on Trip Advisor just in case you didn't believe me anyway :)
How DO I get to the SIR ADAM hotel?
At first you may look at the map and think that the hotel is not in the centre but do not let this or the river intimidate you. The free ferry runs very regularly from the Central Station over to the hotel - just come out of the station and take a left and look out for the ferry with the sign stating Buiksloterweg and you will be there at the hotel entrance just 5 or so minutes from once it leaves the mainland. This particular ferry runs 24 hours a day.
To get to the central station from the Amsterdam International Airport its only a 20-30min ride and simply cost $5.
HOW TO BOOK THE HOTEL?
If you want to book for yourself you can go book via Design Hotels here, or simply go directly to their site.