Volkshotel Amsterdam with kids: highly recommended!
In our search for a hotel in Amsterdam, we instantly fell in love with the pictures we came across online of the hot tubs on the roof of the Volkshotel overlooking the city of Amsterdam. That’s where we wanted to spend a night and enjoy ourselves. And how much we enjoyed the atmosphere of the hotel. We also included the hotel in our report on Amsterdam with kids. Below is a brief account of our overnight stay at this hotel.
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Volkshotel in brief
The Volkshotel’s website describes the hotel as a place for single mothers, dandies, artists and moths; a creative place where there is life 24 hours a day. The accessible atmosphere makes Volkshotel a place for everyone. And that is reflected in the hotel! The crowd staying at the hotel is very diverse.
The Volkshotel is located in the old headquarters of De Volkskrant. The newspaper past is evident in the architecture and interior of the building. Even on the walls of our family room, the drawings reflected this! In the corridors of the hotel, too, you see constant references to the Volkskrant.
Atmosphere in the hotel
What we especially liked about the hotel when we were there was the atmosphere in the hotel. This one is very casual and it does resemble the atmosphere of a hostel. Nothing must, everything is allowed.
For example, on the first floor you have a restaurant/cafe sitting with a large play area, where we had a great lunch at noon and our daughter could play.
While enjoying a sandwich and a drink, you’ll actually see all kinds of things pass by here. Hotel guests, entrepreneurs who have rented a workspace and hipsters who just come for lunch and a drink.
The People’s Hotel Playroom
In addition to the play corner already described in the restaurant on the first floor, there is also a playroom on the first floor. This is a very spacious room with dozens of games including a foosball table, shuffleboard, life-size mikado and a life-size Jenga game (Block Tower).
This space also has tables at which to sit. Especially with kids, this is really a big advantage of the hotel, as you have the space to play games with the family in the evening! This makes you much less tied to your hotel room.
The different rooms in the hotel
In the hotel you have a lot of different types of rooms. They distinguish between standard rooms and special rooms. The special rooms are all different and designed by a variety of creative individuals. Unfortunately, these are all double rooms, so for families these rooms are generally not suitable. If you want to get away without the kids for a while, these rooms are pretty special. An overview of the different rooms can be found here!
With the standard rooms, you also have several variations. For example, we were in an L room that was suitable for four people. These rooms are about 25 m2 in size. You can also book an XL room for a family of four and then you will have more than 45m2 at your disposal. Then there is also a bathtub in the room instead of a shower. For an overview of standard rooms , click here.
What we found really super about our room was the view from the big window over Amsterdam. In addition, the drawings on the wall make you feel like you are in a room geared toward families with kids.
The restaurant on the top floor
On the top floor of the hotel is a very attractive restaurant (called Canvas) with, again, a fantastic view of the city of Amsterdam.
You can enjoy a bite to eat here, as well as a drink. They have quite a lot of vegetarian dishes, which made us completely happy as well.
We were obviously in bed with our daughter on time, but it seems that there is often a DJ playing in the evening from his rig on his bike! Unfortunately, we did not get to see the best man spin live.
It has the look of a rooftop bar and we can imagine that plenty of non-hotel guests come here for a drink as well, since it is very atmospheric.
You can also have breakfast here in the morning in the form of a buffet.
Resort on the roof of the hotel
The rooftop pool area of the hotel is, of course, fantastic. We absolutely loved the view of the city of Amsterdam from one of the three hot tubs. There is also a rooftop sauna, making it truly a wellness experience.
We really loved being able to relax on the roof of the hotel after a busy schedule of activities in Amsterdam. A very big plus of the hotel!
As you must have gathered from the report, we thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at the Volkshotel. We relaxed, ate and drank and enjoyed fantastic views of the city. If we visit Amsterdam again, we will definitely come back again! For more information on the hotel, rooms and room rates, take a look here.
This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.