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Hotel V Fizeaustraat, Watergraafsmeer 

The Fizeaustraat branch, which opened in 2017, is Hotel V’s third location in the capital. It’s a little further afield, in the east’s developing district of Watergraafsmeer, but it’s only a 10-minute taxi ride from the canal ring and, in our opinion, is the standout of the trio. In-house designer Mirjam Espinosa has seamlessly blended a modish 1970s aesthetic into the boxy Piet Zanstra building and carefully chosen furnishings that echo the surrounding greenery.

All 91 rooms are finished with hexagonal solid-oak parquet floors, pebble-grey linens and woollen tapestries. The ever-friendly staff are on hand 24/7 to assist with any requests, including bike rental, international newspapers, laundry and in-room massages.

2 Fizeaustraat, 1097 SC 
+31 (0)20 662 3233 
hotelvfizeaustraat.nl
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The Hoxton, Centrum

The Hoxton is another newcomer to the host of design hotels in De 9 Straatjes. Inconspicuous from the street, the 111 rooms sit within five interjoining canal houses, one of which was the residence of the city’s mayor in the 17th century (two more classically designed concept rooms are in this section of the building and can be booked upon request). Every room is different but the reupholstered vintage furniture and exposed copper pipes in the bathrooms neatly tie the hotel’s cosy mid-century theme. If you’re after a quick start to the day, hang your breakfast bag outside your door in the evening to have complimentary yoghurt, granola, banana and fresh orange juice waiting for you in the morning.

255 Herengracht, 1016 BJ 
+31 (0)20 888 5555 
thehoxton.com 
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Conservatorium Hotel, Oud-Zuid

This neo-gothic building designed by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel began life as a bank in 1897 and a century later was home to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. When the music school outgrew it, the Set Hotels group bought the space and transformed it into a 129-room hotel. 

Italian designer and architect Piero Lissoni has reinvigorated the historic building, with natural light playing a key part. The lobby and brasserie sit beneath a glass atrium, while many rooms benefit from the heritage-listed windows. Its closest neighbours are the city’s most celebrated museums, including the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh, as well as the lesser-known but still very worthwhile Moco Museum.

27 Van Baerlestraat, 1071 AN 
+31 (0)20 570 0000 
conservatoriumhotel.com
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