Occupying part of the new amsterdam">De Hallen repurposed tram depot complex in the now-trendy Amsterdam Oud-West neighborhood, the Hotel de Hallen has a prime location with supercool neighbors including a food market, art-house cinema, and library. The hotel’s industrial-midcentury style understatedly fills a space that could easily feel cavernous, the long halls that once housed streetcars acting as living rooms between interior hallways. Walls throughout are decorated with a modern art collection, turning rooms into mini-museums—although the Museumplein, with its world-renowned outposts of art, is just a 15-minute tram ride away. The French-inspired Remise47 restaurant, with its large glass doors opening onto an expansive garden terrace, attracts a lively crowd of hip locals and guests at all hours.
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In Amsterdam’s hip, formerly industrial Oud-West neighborhood, with the historic canal center to the north and the Museumplein and Vondelpark to the east, the Hotel de Hallen is ideally situated for travelers interested in the city’s local life and multicultural background. While the hotel shares space with the De Hallen complex—home to a food market, cool boutiques, an art-house cinema, and more—the surrounding area is filled with less-touristy streets, unpretentious bars, and local ethnic restaurants, including kitschy Abyssinia (Ethiopian cuisine) and waterfront Waterkant (Suriname-inspired fare). Even the canals here are equally picturesque but less flooded with camera-toting tourists, and low-key local favorites like live music venue Café Soundgarden and craft-beer hot spot Gollem offer a slice of real Amsterdam life.
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Rooms: 55 rooms, three suites. From $165. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options:Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night drinks, the trendy Remise47 serves French-inflected small plates and a free-for-guests breakfast buffet in an industrial-chic dining room that spills out onto a breezy garden terrace in warmer weather. The bar area, where unpretentious-but-discerning locals chat over creative cocktails, feels more dramatic, with mismatched chairs, red tiles, and burgundy velvet banquettes. Spa and gym details: The hotel has neither a gym nor a spa, but the in-room toiletries are from Spa Collection, and bicycles are available to rent so you can simultaneously stretch your legs and explore the city like a local.
Who's it best for:Hip young couples and independent travelers who appreciate up-and-coming neighborhoods and high design on a lower budget. Our favorite rooms:All rooms have famously comfortable Coco-Mat mattresses and Nespresso machines, but the Junior Suites have more space than most—enough for a cozy sitting area with leather Arne Jacobsen Egg chairs—and scenic terrace views. Eat well:Not only is an extensive buffet breakfast included in all stays, but a handful of items off the restaurant’s regular breakfast menu are, too, such as eggs, pancakes, and smoked salmon.