Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Beautifully renovated cultural hub, where travellers can enjoy frequent art exhibitions and cultural events. Rooms are uniquely decorated, with modern Dutch designer furniture and original features - wooden beams and original tiling. An innovative location, dripping with creativity.”

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“At your first sighting of the Lloyd Hotel, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve just stepped into a scene from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. The industrial age building was once an immigrant hotel and a prison. It has recently been extensively renovated, allowing an interior space that is grand and multifunctional, housing bar, restaurant, library, art installations, catwalk, and meeting rooms , with free wifi throughout. Culture, design and community spirit lies at the heart of the thinking. Bedrooms, individually decorated by interior design students, are wacky and innovative, ranging from one to five stars based on size. The hotel isn’t central but a short tram ride from Central Station.”

Written by  Hugh Graham-Watson

They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam is the first one-to-five star design hotel in the world. It is located in a transformed historic building by MVRDV architects. More than 50 designers and artists participate in the hotel. Our Cultural Embassy presents ongoing exhibitions, talks and events every month, available to all guests.

What is there to do in the area?
Our neighbourhood, the Amsterdam Eastern Docklands is a favoured retreat from the city’s usual tourist beat, with an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés and speciality stores.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
The breakfast buffet includes all local and organic produce: fresh juices, coffee, tea, a selection of breads and jams, croissants, muffins, muesli, yoghurt and fresh fruit.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Our menu is based on French cuisine, paired with Dutch and South-European dishes, snacks and delicacies. Traditional recipes are used for unfussy cooking, with as much home-grown produce as possible. Eggs, fish, meats and vegetables are all locally sourced. Our popular pâté is cycled in by the pâté chef. Our preserves and mayonnaise are made on the premises. Seasonal ingredients are featured on the menu year round. All items on the menu are available throughout the day.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
As we offer rooms for 1 to 5 stars everybody can select the favorite room of their choice

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We have free babycots and discounted extra beds available for children. In our 3, 4 and 5 star rooms we can fit extra beds.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
You’re welcome.”

Other reviews

Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy

"Once a hostel for poor migrants on their way to America, then a prison, and now a hotel with rooms individually decorated by leading Dutch designers."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy

"The Lloyd isn't just a hotel—it is a place created by more than 50 designers where artists gather for exhibitions and collaboration."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

What's Nearby

Facilities

Internet
Car not required
Bar
Parking
€25 per day
Towelling robes
Safe
Conference facilities
Free wifi
Meeting Room
Excellent spaces and facilities for meetings, cultural events and exhibitions.
Sit-out Terrace
Bicycle hire
Library
Wifi
Pet friendly
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Restaurant
Serving light meals and an extensive breakfast buffet
Child friendly
Satellite / Cable TV
Concierge
Suites
Disabled access
Room service
Air conditioning

Activities

Museums
A must see is NEMO, a modern museum of science and technology set in the middle of Oosterdok.
Local markets
Explore the hip new Oostelijk Havengebied quarter, Amsterdam’s ‘New East’, in which the hotel is located.
Other Activities
The hotel is host to a whole range of cultural events and exhibitions.
Close to nightlife
Explore the up and coming dockland area, with plenty of hip bars and industrial conversion clubs.
Cycling
Hotel bikes are available for hire, explore Amsterdamn like a local!
Sights nearby
Bimhuis concert hall is a just 15-minute walk from the property.

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117 rooms from $127 per night

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Recommended for

Groups
With large spaces for exhibitions, meetings and cultural events this is the perfect destination for groups.
City Style
Achitects, designers and artists have reclaimed this dockland property and formed a totally unique and creative space.

Activities

Museums
A must see is NEMO, a modern museum of science and technology set in the middle of Oosterdok.
Local markets
Explore the hip new Oostelijk Havengebied quarter, Amsterdam’s ‘New East’, in which the hotel is located.
Other Activities
The hotel is host to a whole range of cultural events and exhibitions.
Close to nightlife
Explore the up and coming dockland area, with plenty of hip bars and industrial conversion clubs.
Cycling
Hotel bikes are available for hire, explore Amsterdamn like a local!
Sights nearby
Bimhuis concert hall is a just 15-minute walk from the property.

Other highlights

Conference facilities
Downtown
Views
Free wifi
Designer
Beautiful modern Dutch decor
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Theme hotel
Luxury
Pet friendly
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Chic
Artworks
Restaurant
Serving light meals and an extensive breakfast buffet
Quirky
A creative hub, arty and innovative
Child friendly
Contemporary
Wellbeing
Disabled access

Hotel size

117 rooms
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