Housed in a towering testament to the Noord district’s renaissance, glass-and-concrete Amsterdam hotel Sir Adam is as on-trend as boutique stays come. Quirky communal areas and a vinyl library encourage guests to make themselves at home. Just as well, then, that you needn’t stray far for a taste of the city’s buzzy nightlife: the gourmet burger joint in the atrium doubles up as an all-night party pit stop at the weekend, and the building hosts a basement nightclub and viewing platform to boot. Best of all? When you’re all caroused out, seductive city-view rooms are just a quick disco-lift ride away.
Vinyls to borrow
A glass of prosecco on arrival
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Fitness fanatics needn’t take a break from their routine here: the gym is kitted out with kettlebells, cardio machines and suspension training equipment, and runs regular classes. If you just want to give your legs a workout, hire a bike from the hotel.Each of the hotel’s four lifts is themed. With its huge disco ball, funktastic playlist and lit flooring, lift E is perfect if you’re on your way out to hit the town, but perhaps best avoided the morning after the night before.
Bring a pair of binoculars, should Sir Adam’s panoramic views and lashings of glass bring out the voyeur in you.
Go for understated cool in just-so Levi’s or a one-off vintage find.
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A destination for in-the-know culture vultures and music aficionados, skyscraping hotel Sir Adam is ahead of the game. Everything here – from the staff dressed in double denim to the variegated woven chairs hanging in the lobby – is stylish in the effortless way so natural to Amsterdam. Happily embracing Noord district’s industrial-chic aesthetic, the hotel deftly straddles the line between warehouse cool and home comforts with lashings of glass and concrete softened by tactile rugs, bold art and lighthearted touches such as retro arcade games and ping-pong tables. Hedonistic (all-night gourmet burger bar, street-view showers) and laid-back (pillow menu and record players in each room) in equal measure, this urban hideaway is the gateway to the neighbourhood’s up-and-coming delights, just a five-minute ferry ride away from Amsterdam’s postcard-pretty city centre.
Overhoeksplein 7, Amsterdam, 1031 KS
0.9 mi / 1.4 km from city centre
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- On-Site parking
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Room service
- Onsite laundry
An industrial-chic hangout in Sir Adam’s lofty atrium, the Butcher Social Club keeps things on-trend with a tempting menu of towering burgers, slow-cooked ribs and wholesome salads. Polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass are livened up with table football, mismatched rugs and rainbow-hued hanging seats. This is a pre- and post-party pit stop for local hedonists: rock up to the kitchen to order your meal and a portable buzzer will let you know when it’s ready to collect.
The Butcher’s made for casual dining: grab a stool at the bar to keep an admiring eye on the mixologists’ sleight of hand.
Breakfast is served 7am–10.30am (11am on Saturdays and Sundays); the restaurant is open 9am–1am and doesn’t close Friday or Saturday nights.
Breakfast can be served in your room. Savour burgers in bed (messy, but indulgent) from the restaurant’s menu 11am–1am (2.45am on Fridays and Saturdays).
The Hub’s sprawling bar rustles up fabulous cocktails (the watermelon cooler gets the Smith seal of approval), superfood-packed smoothies and indulgent milkshakes. Take your drinks to the retro arcade machines or ping-pong tables on the ground floor, or head upstairs for a grown-up chat, a bird’s eye view of the room’s goings-on and a go at playing DJ on the public turntable.
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