INK Hotel Amsterdam, one of the MGallery by Sofitel collection of hotels, owes its name to the rich history of the building in which former Dutch newspaper De Tijd wrote and brought stories to life in ink. Now, it’s a design hotel that aims to redefine the idea of modern luxury.
INK Hotel Amsterdam is located in the city centre with easy access to all the tourist hotspots — whether it’s a browse round the flea market on Waterlooplein, or a romantic stroll through the lush, urban Vondelpark.
To bring the concept to life, the hotel’s design is firmly rooted in its history. The entrance lobby is reminiscent of life in the city: colourful, lively and inspirational. Visitors pass through the reception area with its check-in tablets (online check-in can be done the day before) to find themselves in an open patio. The overarching glass roof and stately tree make it feel like one of Amsterdam’s many hidden courtyards.
Each of the 149 rooms maximises the natural light and space in a different way. There are open bathrooms, white marble details, C.O. Bigelow products and lots of playful touches, such as the Soft Atlas of Amsterdam on the walls of the rooms. These chalk-like drawings are designed by Jan Rothuizen and tell the city’s story in a humorous way.
PRESSROOM is INK Hotel Amsterdam’s beating heart. This bright restaurant is filled with ink pots, typewriters and blue-ink pens. It functions not only as a living space for hotel guests, but also as a social hub where locals gather to eat, drink, work and socialise. The chef takes his inspiration from all around the globe, but with a focus on local ingredients. Classics with a contemporary twist sit happily next to international culinary superstars — and the sweetest, stiffest and most innovative cocktails in town.
For meetings and events, there’s the Garden Room, a space that can be filled with light just as easily as it can be closed off from the outside world for more private meetings. Elsewhere, the Library Lounge and bar area — complete with a DJ booth, cocktail bar and fireplace — can be booked for a range of events.
Book a Memorable Moment package and enjoy a cycle tour, a delicious picnic and an INK Polaroid camera on loan for the day
Need to know
• 149 rooms
• Fitness centre
• Cocktail bar
• All-day restaurant
• Meeting room
• Inner garden