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Where creativity meets luxury TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL AMSTERDAM NDSM
Standing proudly against the industrial backdrop of the NDSM Wharf, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam is the embodiment of the urban-chic, creative surroundings it finds itself in. Boasting rooms with a boutique-style interior and an all-round stunning view over River IJ, the striking hotel lets you escape the tourist crowds and sleep like a true local.
feel. The hotel counts 88 rooms that combine historical features with every modern comfort: think rain showers, plush beds and LED TV. Boasting a large versatile meeting room, a complimentary 24-hour business centre and the latest A/V technology, DoubleTree is the ideal venue for a variety of business and leisure events for up to 100 people.
It is a very different sight than the rest of Amsterdam: the NDSM Wharf. Located on the banks of River IJ in Amsterdam Noord just a free ferry ride away from Central Station – this former shipyard has blossomed into an inspiring haven for locals, people on business and tourists wishing to escape the city bustle to more authentic grounds. From food festivals to open-air cinemas to conferences, the NDSM Warf draws an interesting crowd.
To allow guests to enjoy the unique surroundings as much as possible, many rooms are built with waterfront views, while others host an interior that is designed by local street artists. “Next summer the biggest street art museum in the world will open its doors on the NDSM Wharf,” says hotel manager Rob Veeger. “We therefore asked some of the exhibitors to design the hotel rooms and 24-hour fitness centre completely in street art style, translating our surroundings to our interior.”
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is an extension of the aforementioned. Having secured its unique location in March 2014, the city hotel takes pride in combining hospitable luxury with a contemporary, urban
Your day of sightseeing or business can be concluded in the best way possible at the adjacent Restaurant Brooklyn. The classic French-Mediterranean menu mixes beautifully with the dynamic atmosphere,
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while the completely open kitchen invites for sneak peeks in the kitchen’s hustle and bustle. “Where you would normally just communicate with the waiters, Brooklyn invites guests to interact with the chefs – which creates an ambiance of openness and accessibility,” Veeger concludes. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam and Restaurant Brooklyn: perfectly blending in with their environment, yet standing out in a very unique way.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam NDSM Wharf offers on-site parking. www.hiltonhotels.com/nl_NL/ nederland/doubletree-by-hilton-hotelamsterdam-ndsm-wharf
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