Tried & Tested: Brooklyn Hotel
Curious for the authentic side of Amsterdam? We’ve experienced it all when we treated ourselves to a breakaway at the new Brooklyn Hotel. Located at the NDSM dock in Amsterdam North, the 4-star boutique hotel gives you a rare panoramic view on the Amsterdam skyline. The industrial settings are the perfect backdrop for the tall modern building, where every room has huge windows from the floor all the way up.
The cosy interior made us feel home away from home straight away. The raw dock area inspired the hotel design, which is visible through the construction cables on the inside. All the amenities are in place such as high speed wifi, air conditioning, LED TV, ergonomic desk and chair, Nespresso coffee machine, and the Hypnos Royal beds are perfect for a long lie in and breakfast in bed.
Even though you’re staying across the IJ, it takes you the least of efforts to get to the city centre. Within 10 minutes, the free ferry brings you to the other end of the IJ. The ferry runs daily from 6am until 3am at night. And no worries if you end up dancing the night away, you are perfectly fine to take a taxi as well.
There were heaps of places to discover during our stay at the Brooklyn Hotel. We stopped by at Pontstation for a coffee and Jacques Jours for lovely luncheons. We also tried out the cocktails at Pllek, enjoyed the view and movies at EYE film, and so much more. We definitely enjoyed our stay. Happy exploring!