It is great to return to Amsterdam after 5 years, a city that has 2,500 houseboats and 600 of which are moored in the historic Canal Belt. This time I am reviewing a relative newcomer to the market, the Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel and I am staying in one of its best rooms the De Witt Penthouse.
The Kimpton brand which is part of IHG consists of 75+ boutique hotels with the largest majority based in the United States. It is expanding to become more of a global brand. Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam is a rather large boutique hotel with 274 guest rooms. It is located only 5 minutes walk from the central station with one side of the hotel right on the main shopping street the Niewendijk.
Let me take you on a modern interior design journey of the hotel and show you what a 70m2 penthouse with a 30m2 terrace in the heart of Amsterdam looks like.
This colourful space is all about finding your area to chill, relax and have a drink. This hotel has brought forth a collection of spaces like showrooms that is fresh and reveals a unique take on materials, colour and art. All the Elizabeth Taylor art is available to purchase.
Oak is a force of nature here in Amsterdam. Oak is rich in character and the material speaks for itself. This hotel furniture including the penthouse is all about oak comfort and simplicity regarding designs.
The oak flooring in the public seating area is a striking invitation that takes you on an edgy journey. I knew that I was going to experience a very modern and contemporary ambience. It’s a nice contrast to the historical city that awaits you outside
Penthouse De Witt
Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam has a few speciality suites with very large spaces. These residential inspired spaces are a fantastic way to experience how you to can live in Amsterdam and enjoy the luxuries and grandeur that a hotel brings.
This modern penthouse is a contemporary space with a warm colour palette which gives it a sophisticated identity. The use of oak and other materials are examples of the new luxury that continues throughout the penthouse. The different materials, styles, techniques and processes here is what makes it a unique stay. The furniture fabric is robust, stylish, durable and very comfortable. With access to a fireplace, wet bar and 8-person hardwood dining table, I hosted my guests with ease and confidence in this 70m², space.
The penthouse is on two levels, when entering there was a dedicated space for extra luggage. It meant I could be messy downstairs and once climbing the spiral stairs I could enjoy my Amsterdam zen. I could keep the Feng Shui upstairs throughout my stay.
The outdoor view is brilliant to understand the heart of Amsterdam. The outdoor furniture is of excellent quality, eclectic in design and brilliant to relax in. The design here is delivered in ways unimaginable and it is why this stay is so refreshing and state of the art.
Amsterdam hosts excellent shopping experiences such as Nine Street and Utrechtsestraat. So it’s important the craft and quality continue in establishments such as Kimpton De Witt. With travel being limited due to the pandemic, our stay away from home needs to be different with a high level of wellness.
The bed is so cosey and comfortable to sleep in. I like the dedicated oak working desk that allowed me to work and peer out onto the views of Amsterdam.
The bed linen is lush and very relaxing to sleep in. The mood lighting in this room is wonderful. I like spaces where it allows the outdoor to feel part of the indoor space. I slept with the sliding doors open and blinds too. With a private 30-square meter terrace, there was no way I was going to sleep in the dark.
As bathroom lighting and design goes this is a gorgeous space. Architecture and design adhere to global trends. But the use of NAME OF tiles and materials create a distinct, organic style that echoes wellness and fun at the same time.
The endless amount of natural lighting is so wonderful, I was able able to soak and have a bath with a terrace view. There is an option to close the stylish doors, but with a view like this why would you? This is a thoughtful look and practical bathroom where two guests can use it without feeling cramped.
This bathroom look is structured and textured, with a great colour palette that makes for fantastic photography shoots. The amenities are endless and the towels are fluffy and huge. I like how there are two separate toilets in the Penthouse. It’s these small touches that made my stay even more relaxing.
Eat And Drink
There are several options to eat and drink within the hotel. Super Lyan is a casual cocktail bar offering very colourful beverages. If you are wanting modern-American cuisine, Celia Amsterdam, the in-house restaurant offers a Californian vibe with plenty of excellent food to choose by. We have a separate review of the restaurant.
Breakfast is served at the Celia Restaurant which has a very bright mustard colour and yellow decor. It makes for a very bright start to the day. The large windows allowed me to watch the locals pass by in the main shopping street. Once again the furniture here is telling a story. Mixing classic and contemporary design is why drinking and dining here is fun, chic and super relaxing.
The breakfast food is freshly prepared, with plenty of healthy options. Make sure you take your time here to enjoy a very chilled picturesque Amsterdam, whilst sipping tea.
Hotel Kimpton De Witt offers state of the art accommodation. If you want to experience contemporary style with modern facilities, this is your hotel. It is located not far from the central station and all the highlights of Amsterdam. The design throughout the hotel is all about enjoyment. What we see, and look at can influence our feelings, moods and sometimes even our behaviour. Here at Kimpton De Witt it’s all about fun and that life should not be taken too seriously. This hotel is unfussed with optimism and delightful decorum. The interior design communication here is charming and that goes a long way in a hotel stay.
I leave you with a picture of my favourite view.
- Room Reviewed: De Witt Penthouse
- Website: www.kimptondewitthotel.com
- Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5, 1012 RC Amsterdam
- Phone: +31 (0)20 620 0500