Located in the up-and-coming Houthavens neighbourhood——an area lesser known by tourists, but that dates back to 1876——hotel BOAT&CO is a waterfront luxury aparthotel housed in a prominent ‘Amsterdam School’ style building, which is characterised by bold brick construction and a rounded appearance; an aesthetic that prevailed here between 1915 and 1940.
With 82 apartment rooms, guests at this casual yet sophisticated abode are invited to kick back and relax for both short and long stays; each unit fitted with a fully equipped kitchen, living space, dedicated work spot, bathroom and comfortable beds. With all the amenities you desire and great interior design to boot, this is can be a true home-from-home whilst spending time in Amsterdam.
Dutch architects Kollhoff & Pols worked on the structural elements of BOAT&CO, with noted Swedish interiors whizz, Martin Brudnizki, putting together the interior aesthetic. Having worked with top hotel brands such as Four Seasons, Nobu and Rosewood Hotels, the Swede brings with him a real essence of luxury; felt here through the considered use of rich materials, earthy tones, and lush custom lighting.
With the desire to create a seriously eco-friendly hotel, sustainable construction materials have been sourced throughout, including an innovative thermal energy storage system in place and solar panels on the roof. The eatery, Café Restaurant Vessel, is filled with ecological friendly furniture and prides itself on serving up locally sourced products.
From studio apartments to penthouses, wonderful design and top class facilities (that include a boutique spa, gym and barbershop) to the aparthotel’s Vessel Kitchen & Bar, whether you’re hanging out in your own private space or mingling with likeminded travellers in the lobby and social areas, BOAT&CO is an alternative accommodation in an area set to continue its ascendancy in a post-pandemic world.