Looking for an Amsterdam base? Sir Adam is a hip hotel that draws a cool muso crowd, has a burger joint on its ground floor, and rooms that offer sweet views of the city. Part of the Sir Hotels group, which I really rate, I’d definitely recommend this as a trendy place to stay for a couple of days in one of my favourite European cities! Located in Amsterdam Noord, a short ferry ride away from the main draw of the city, the location might be a turn off for some, but it actually made me feel more like a local— you’re surrounded by residential streets and fewer tourists on this side. I should add the ferries to Centraal Station run super regularly, they go round the clock, and they’re free, so getting to the middle of town is really not an issue. Sir Adam Hotel is located in the super tall A’DAM Toren, which is also home to a handful of music and creative companies including Sony, a club in the basement, and a 360-degree lookout on the 20th floor. Despite all that, you’d know no better inside the hotel and in the rooms — they’re cosy and well-soundproofed, I swear you won’t hear a peep.
The hotel has a music-inspired, warehouse-cool aesthetic going on. The rooms have record players, there’s a vinyl library available for you to choose your sounds from, and the lifts have disco lights. I really bloody love the rooms. The juxtaposition of finishes — raw concrete walls and ceilings, tan leathers, and brass fittings — looks slick, and many of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with great views too. I stayed in a Sir Boutique, a middle room category, which was compact but well designed to make the most of the space, with a bench under the window, a giant mirror that makes it feel bigger, a compact open wardrobe, and a huge sleek marble shower.
I’m not a burger girl so I didn’t really spend any time in the restaurant, The Butcher’s Social Club, but I hear from others that it’s a cool place to hangout and does good burgers and beer ‘til 1am (and 24 hours at the weekend!). There’s also a decent gym, which is something I always like in a hotel, that even offers classes for guests too should you be so inclined! I’d definitely go back to Sir Adam Hotel — loved it.
SIR ADAM HOTEL, ROOMS FROM £118