Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sir Adam

Rates from (ex tax)$195.74

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR191.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Muso wonderland

Setting

Noord of the water

Kitted out with a gourmet burger bar, a vinyl library and seductive city-view rooms, warehouse-chic hotel Sir Adam ticks all the right boxes for a stylish stay in Amsterdam’s hip Noord neighbourhood. Housed in a gleaming tower of concrete and glass just a quick ferry ride away from Centraal Station, this urban bolthole welcomes music-loving creatives and hungry party people alike, thanks to a lofty atrium that transforms into an all-night watering hole at the weekend.

 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

108, including one suite.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $195.74 (€180), excluding tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 5% per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR191.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates don’t include the à la carte breakfast of dishes such as poached eggs with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and pancetta croissants, seasonal fruit salads, home-made granola and smoothies (from €5).

Also

Each of the hotel’s four lifts is themed. With its huge disco ball, funktastic playlist and lit flooring, lift E is perfect if you’re on your way out to hit the town, but perhaps best avoided the morning after the night before.

At the hotel

Lounge, gym, vinyl library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Crosley record player, Gibson guitar, minibar, kettle, Illy espresso machine, Dead Clean toiletries. Sir Deluxe rooms and above have bathrobes, slippers and free bottled water.

Our favourite rooms

Sir Adam’s pared-down, warehouse-cool aesthetic carries through into the rooms. Bright rugs, bespoke wood furniture and bold artwork from local artists warm up exposed concrete walls and striking floor-to-ceiling windows; each room is also kitted out with a Crosley record player, Gibson guitar and vinyl selection to tempt guests to stay in for the day. Snug Sir Boutique rooms are best if you’d rather go out exploring. Thrill seekers should splurge on a Sir Deluxe Corner room for superlative views and an exhibitionnist-friendly shower (the more demure needn’t worry, a strategically placed piece of opaque glass mostly preserves guests’ modesty).

Packing tips

Bring a pair of binoculars, should Sir Adam’s panoramic views and lashings of glass bring out the voyeur in you.

Also

Fitness fanatics needn’t take a break from their routine here: the gym is kitted out with kettlebells, cardio machines and suspension training equipment, and runs regular classes. If you just want to give your legs a workout, hire a bike from the hotel.

Children

Children over 12 are welcome, but Sir Adam is more of a grown-up bolthole.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The Butcher’s made for casual dining: grab a stool at the bar to keep an admiring eye on the mixologists’ sleight of hand.

Dress Code

Go for understated cool in just-so Levi’s or a one-off vintage find.

Hotel restaurant

An industrial-chic hangout in Sir Adam’s lofty atrium, the Butcher Social Club keeps things on-trend with a tempting menu of towering burgers, slow-cooked ribs and wholesome salads. Polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass are livened up with table football, mismatched rugs and rainbow-hued hanging seats. This is a pre- and post-party pit stop for local hedonists: rock up to the kitchen to order your meal and a portable buzzer will let you know when it’s ready to collect.

Hotel bar

The Hub’s sprawling bar rustles up fabulous cocktails (the watermelon cooler gets the Smith seal of approval), superfood-packed smoothies and indulgent milkshakes. Take your drinks to the retro arcade machines or ping-pong tables on the ground floor, or head upstairs for a grown-up chat, a bird’s eye view of the room’s goings-on and a go at playing DJ on the public turntable.

Last orders

Breakfast is served 7am–10.30am (11am on Saturdays and Sundays); the restaurant is open 9am–1am and doesn’t close Friday or Saturday nights.

Room service

Breakfast can be served in your room. Savour burgers in bed (messy, but indulgent) from the restaurant’s menu 11am–1am (2.45am on Fridays and Saturdays).

Location

Photos Sir Adam location
Address
Sir Adam
Overhoeksplein 7
1031 KS
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Planes

A 30-minute drive away from the hotel, Schiphol Airport is a major international hub. Cabs are plentiful outside the terminal and should set you back around €50. Direct trains to Centraal Station leave every 10 minutes between 6am and 1am; the journey takes less than 20 minutes.

Trains

A five-minute ferry crossing away, Centraal Station serves high-speed Thalys trains to Paris and Brussels, as well as other European and Dutch destinations.

Automobiles

Scarce parking and Amsterdam’s efficient network of trams and canal buses make driving around the city an unnecessary nuisance; hire a bicycle on arrival instead. If you are bringing your own wheels, there’s secure public parking (from €2.70 an hour, €35 for 24 hours) in the building’s basement, though the hotel can’t reserve any spots for its guests.

Other

The Buiksloterweg ferry to Centraal Station is free and runs around the clock.

Worth getting out of bed for

Guests need only head downstairs to sample Amsterdam’s permissive, round-the clock nightlife. Dance the night away in A’dam Toren’s basement club Shelter, a haven for House and Techno fiends that also hosts monthly-changing exhibits by avant-garde Dutch artists. Book a visit to the top-floor viewing platform Lookout for unmissable views of the the city’s port, historical centre and Unesco-protected canals, or – if you’re in the market for an adrenaline rush – to have a go on the highest swings in Europe. A leisurely 30-minute stroll away along townhouse-flanked waterways in the city centre, Anne Frank’s House gives a sobering lesson on the country’s not-so-distant history. Neighbouring district Jordaan has come a long way since Rembrandt lived out his last years here. You could easily while away an afternoon gallery-hopping or boutique-browsing; try squat-to-riches institution Gerhard Hofland for bold, soul-stirring work from contemporary masters.

Local restaurants

Housed in a converted 1880s orphanage, Morgan & Mees’ monochrome dining room is decked out with original parquet flooring and a subway-tiled open kitchen. Book ahead for elegant plates of eclectically sourced produce such as Auvergne cheese, pomegranate molasses and soft-shell crab. Youthful and buzzy, The Pool is all about communal dining around high tables; take your time working your way through a casual menu of Dutch-influenced tapas such as mackerel rillettes and Nord Zee crab cakes. Foodhallen is an excellent specimen of the sort of indoor food-court springing up all around Europe: come early and indulge in a round-the-world sampling of on-trend street snacks such as dim sum, curries and banh mi.

Local cafés

Candlelit Libertine Café Café rustles up refined comfort food (cockle-flecked pasta, wood-fired pizza, wholesome brunches) in stylish surroundings.

Local bars

There’s no shortage of drinking dens in De Wallen’s red-light district just across the water. Book ahead for creative concoctions in diminutive speakeasy Hiding in Plain Sight. Hipper-than-thou Tales and Spirits is the city’s best spot for theatrical, head-turning cocktails; stock up on supplies at their sister shop L’Atelier de T&S next door to recreate their head-turning tipples at home.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this waterfront hotel and unpacked their vinyls and tulip bulbs, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Sir Adam in Amsterdam…

A destination for in-the-know culture vultures and music aficionados, skyscraping hotel Sir Adam is ahead of the game. Everything here – from the staff dressed in double denim to the variegated woven chairs hanging in the lobby – is stylish in the effortless way so natural to Amsterdam. Happily embracing Noord district’s industrial-chic aesthetic, the hotel deftly straddles the line between warehouse cool and home comforts with lashings of glass and concrete softened by tactile rugs, bold art and lighthearted touches such as retro arcade games and ping-pong tables. Hedonistic (all-night gourmet burger bar, street-view showers) and laid-back (pillow menu and record players in each room) in equal measure, this urban hideaway is the gateway to the neighbourhood’s up-and-coming delights, just a five-minute ferry ride away from Amsterdam’s postcard-pretty city centre.

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