of Amsterdam city proper. But my friend who lives in Amsterdam told me that De
Pijp is somewhere I had to stay. She called it the Lower East Side (NYC) of
Amsterdam. What she meant was that the area is a little younger and not too
trendy, but definitely cool, with lots of cute cafes and boutiques.
on size, they also have a number of “special rooms” that are fantastically
designed and incredibly unique. It was hard to choose which one I wanted
(Bathing Bikou was my second choice), but I eventually settled on The Edmund, a
lush jungle-inspired room for adventure and play.
size. It’s a really generous space with high ceilings and lots of room to
spread out and lounge. There’s a fridge hidden along the wall of the window
stocked with interesting and complimentary Dutch snacks and drinks. Some highlights were salty licorice and chocolate milk in a can.
a conventional bathroom/rain shower setup, there’s also a built-in bathtub at
the top of a set of stairs overlooking the entire room. A fun bubble bath with
cold drinks from the fridge was definitely in order.
ambiance and the huge bed actually became seats for a personal projected movie
theater. A touch screen control at the side of the bed provides access to
Netflix, and the shades to the big window became the projector screen.
on the ground floor was equally welcoming for remote working, a business
meeting, or chatting with friends. Some other fun perks of the property include
a sauna/hot tub and bar on the top floor, yoga classes, boat tours, and an
express salon for haircuts. The Volkshotel definitely offers a variety of
unique services that caters to the hip area it’s located in.