The 172-room Volkshotel 'People's Hotel' has the vibe of an uber-cool media company, with glass-box meeting rooms, a shop in a caravan and lots of bright young things on laptops in the work space. There are hot tubs with fabulous views on the rooftop, and the Canvas roof-terrace bar is one of the city's coolest places for a drink with a view.
The hotel developed in vintage Amsterdam fashion; squatters took over this former newspaper building and an art community developed. People then started visiting the studios and the improvisational bar-restaurant that sprouted.
Volkshotel is located in the East district of Amsterdam, only 50 metres from metro station Wibautstraat. It offers a vibrant lobby café, a nightly cocktail bar, work places, meeting rooms and a creative hub that includes studios for designers and music producers. The 7th floor features a restaurant/club with 360º view over Amsterdam, which hosts parties on Fridays and Saturdays. Guests benefit from free WiFi. Each hotel room features a minimalistic décor and a private bathroom with shower. A flat-screen TV is provided. The restaurant serves tasty meals and is also popular among locals. On the rooftop, there’s a mini spa with three hot tubs and a sauna. Next to that the hotel offers yoga, sports classes and a range of cultural events. Volkshotel has a lively night program on weekends. The river Amstel is a 2-minute walk from the Volkshotel, while Oosterpark is 850 metres away. A variety of bars and restaurants can also be found there. The hotel is 1.3 km from De Pijp, 2.2 km from Rembrandtplein and 2.7 km from the museum quarter.
If you arrive before 16:00 hours, you can leave your luggage at the reception.
An additional entrance fee to club Canvas may be required, depending on the evening.
On Friday and Saturday night there is music from 22:00 until 04:00 in Club Canvas. An additional entrance fee to Club Canvas may be required, depending on the evening.
Please note that it is recommendable to make a reservation for the restaurant.