Delivering its lines with a definite flair for the dramatic, Hotel V Nesplein on The Nes theatre street in Amsterdam draws artistic inspiration from its surrounding establishments, feeling more like a series of stage sets than a hotel. Enter past the over-the-top chandelier, take a stool at the wild west saloon bar, or keep on striding through into the corner library for a civilized brandy. The four-star venue’s public space, collectively known as The Lobby, has a fun feel thanks to its ever-changing internal landscape – this is a character hotel by its own description, and it’s a well-acted performance.
Not only is the theatre tradition running through the veins of Hotel V, so is the city itself. Run by 11th generation Amsterdammers, this chameleon-like place is the real deal when it comes to local heritage, and already has a centrally-located sibling in the guise of Hotel V Frederiksplein. Congratulations to the latest player in a growing dynasty. Hotel V Nesplein, you’ve passed the audition.