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The Hoxton, Amsterdam

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Located in the heart of the Herengracht district, one of Amsterdam’s most desirable addresses, The Hoxton hotel is a great place to explore this super cool city with the family.

We spent a long weekend together exploring the museums, the markets and simply hanging out with friends and we fell in love with the place.

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The Hoxton was originally five separate canal houses and they’ve done a great job stylishly decorating the hotel leaving its original features in place. The views of the canal and the traditional Dutch houses are dreamy. The rooms vary in shape and size ranging from a tiny Shoebox to a larger Roomy. We checked into one of the Roomy rooms and there was plenty of space for the two of us with a beautiful desk and lounge area. We asked if they’d accommodate children and they were more than enthusiastic to offer cots and interconnecting rooms. The trademark breakfast ‘bag’ which is hung at your door in the morning with a pastry, yoghurt and juice was perfect for room service. We also ate at Lotti’s, the in-house restaurant, and it was delicious. We managed to make time to eat at Sla , De Luwte  and Rijsel which were all divine.

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The beauty of The Hoxton is that it is so conveniently placed. The Museum Van Loon, the flower market and the Stedelijk Musuem are nearby and they will even loan bikes free of charge so you can get around the city even quicker. It’s a short walk to the Van Gogh museum and also to Anne Frank’s house which are must visits with the family.

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I would not hesitate taking the girls back with us next time (this stay was an anniversary break). Although you will find the amount of young professionals visiting the hotel will outnumber those with children it is still a perfect stay for a city break!

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This post has been shared by our lovely contributor Vanessa after her recent visit to Amsterdam.


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