Last week I stayed at the Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark, a hotel located about 3 kilometres east from Amsterdam centre in the docklands. This hotel with its 16 storeys is truly a landmark for the area, opened in Spring 2021. The hotel’s location is right on the water and with its height, there are great city views to be had of Amsterdam. You can see the railway tracks that lead to Amsterdam Central Station and you can see the water and still active industries that run throughout the docklands area. The industrial and artistic area of Oostenburg gets often referred to as the “little Berlin” of Amsterdam. I really liked the individual non-touristy shops that can be found on the Czaar Peterstraat.
The design language of the Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark is all inspired by the area’s industrial past. I noticed this everywhere with raw concrete and massive metal columns throughout the hotel. What struck me was the yellow crane house that is installed in the reception area right above the check-in area. In the rooms and hallways, the custom wallpaper has prints showing the industries that were once located in the dock area. All-in-all this hotel gives tribute to the industrial past of the popular Oostenburg district whilst being a modern building with plenty of facilities.
Unique Wellness Concept
This hotel comes with a unique wellness concept that goes beyond the swimming pool, sauna and spa area with massages. This hotel offers in-room wellness with 106 rooms of the 306 offering a round-shaped whirlpool. If you want to add more in-room pampering some of them even come with a private sauna.
How To Get There & Get Around
Within 2 minutes walk of the hotel, there is the Q-Park Oostenburg parking garage which is ideal for those that come by car. For those coming by public transport, like me, the easiest is to take a train to Amsterdam Central Station. This station is connected to the rest of The Netherlands including Schiphol Airport. At Amsterdam Central station there is a fast tram line which in 3 stops brings you to Amsterdam Rietland Park. From here the Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark can be reached within 5 minutes walking. To explore central Amsterdam you can use this same tram stop, alternatively, you can rent a bike at the hotel, which I did, for €16 a day or €10 for 3 hours.
Within 2 kilometres of the hotel, there is Artis Zoo, The National Maritime Museum and The Nemo Science Museum, the city centre starts at 3 kilometres away.
I stayed in the Wellness Suite on the 16th floor, which was a corner suite with ceiling to floor windows providing views over the railway lines as well as the docklands. It is intriguing to watch the many trains go past during day and night, don’t worry about train noise, as I could hear none in the suite.
The wellness in the 34m2 suite is provided by a round whirlpool which is situated in the corner giving me expansive views over Amsterdam. In the bathroom area, there is a small sauna for two, it has a glass window which allowed me again to enjoy the views. I have not seen this in-room wellness concept in many hotels, in fact, the only other hotel I experienced this was the Mainport Rotterdam hotel another hotel operated by Inntel Hotels.
Besides the wellness facilities, there is a small table for two which is handy for in-room dining, a desk area and a bench located near the whirlpool. There is a very comfortable kingsize bed with one of the best mattress experiences I have ever had, yes sleeping well is wellness too.
The interior decor of the room keeps in line with displaying the industrial past through custom wallpaper prints, carpets and curtains. I liked how the ceiling showed the raw concrete and exposed piping to give that industrial feel.
The bathroom housed the sauna which is big enough for two people. Next to the Sauna on one side is the rainfall shower and the other side has the sink. I liked the raw dark wooden tiles here, again making it look industrial and fitting with the overall theme. The toilet is located in a separate room from the bathroom.
Besides the in-room wellness facilities, there are some communal ones available on the 3rd floor. Here you find an outdoor sun lounge area, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room section and an indoor relaxation area. There is also a dedicated massage room with a full menu of massage and body scrub options.
Due to current social distancing measures with the Covid-19 pandemic I had to reserve my one-hour timeslot in this wellness area with reception.
Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor
The industrial design theme with metal bars and pipes continues in the Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor. I especially liked the copper piping that connected the beer taps at the bar area. The artistic industrial environment makes Bar & Brasserie Werkspoor a unique place to dine, have lunch or lounge on the outside terrace. The meters-high windows and the location on the quay give an unprecedented view of Amsterdam.
The buffet-style breakfast was also served in Bar Brasserie Werkspoor. There was a self-serving coffee machine that does excellent cappuccinos. The extensive buffet included warm sandwiches, various types of toppings, freshly squeezed orange juice and a glass of Cava to provide the perfect start to the day.
The Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark is the place to go to for a different hotel and Amsterdam experience. Stay here to enjoy the unique in-room wellness experience with a whirlpool and sauna. Stay here to connect and be reminded of Amsterdam’s industrial past in the docklands. A bonus is that all the rest that Amsterdam has to offer is still only a 15 minutes bike ride or 8 minutes tram ride away.
- Room Reviewed: Wellness Suite
- Website: www.inntelhotelsamsterdamlandmark.nl/en/
- Address: VOC-kade 600, 1018 LG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Phone: +31 (0)20 227 2550