Sir Adam & Sir Albert, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A different take on Amsterdam
The Dutch capital is so much more than just canals and coffee shops. At the SIR HOTELS Sir Adam and Sir Albert, we’re able to live the unmistakable Amsterdam lifestyle.
Amsterdam has more bikes than inhabitants – to be precise, there are around 880,000 bikes for just under 840,000 people. So it’s no wonder that even dogs, floor lamps and offspring are transported by pedal power in this European city. But Amsterdam is so much more than that. The city is a music hotspot, a creative centre and a design mecca, as the Sir Adam and Sir Albert hotels so impressively demonstrate.
Sir adam rocks out
At the fashionable A’DAM Tower in the north of the city, the Sir Adam design hotel greets its guests with cool industrial chic and musical flair. The neighbours? None other than Massive Music, Sony Music, Wink and a host of young creative agencies with a passion for music.
The fact that music is in the air here is no accident – every room features a different vinyl to provide the soundtrack for an evening with a chilled drink. Extras like Corsley record players and electric guitars in the rooms are sure to make it difficult for music lovers to leave their temporary home.
But they should, because the tower itself contains highlights such as the highest swing in Europe, cool cuisine at The Butcher Social Club and a nightclub where you can dance the night away.
That’s Amsterdam, too.
Sir Albert oozes style
Where before workers used to cut precious stones, there is now a hotel that’s fully deserving of its prestigious title. From its past as a diamond factory, the Sir Albert continues to shine today with its high ceilings, large windows and a myriad of historic details that were maintained during the renovation.
In combination with the multi-award-winning interior design, they create an ambience that fits in perfectly with the fashionable district of De Pijp in southern Amsterdam.
Museums, restaurants, markets, the red light district and hidden architectural highlights – in De Pijp, you’ll find everything is just around the corner. According to the host, the district is best explored on a hired (e-)bike. And when hunger strikes, culinary surprises from Asia with a South American twist await at the Izakaya restaurant.
That’s Amsterdam, too.
That’s how to do Amsterdam
So if you want to get to know the city of canals from more than just a tourist’s perspective, you’ll be well looked after at either of the Sir hotels. Here you’ll manage to sneak an exclusive look behind the scenes of Amsterdam, if you want – thank goodness for the local hosts. But beware: once you’ve been a guest at the Sir Adam or Sir Albert, you’ll know how difficult it can be to leave the amazing rooms. But it’s worth it – we promise!
Text: Nina Prehofer