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Vogue Reviews: Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American

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Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American, Amsterdam.

The Lowdown

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If relaxing in cozy European suites amidst the historic charm of Amsterdam sounds enticing to you, this hotel, placed in the heart of the city, is the ideal spot. With modern decor in all its 173 rooms, vibrant colors, and nostalgic rock posters making for that homely retro feel, the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American is a rarity with its distinct features, taking you back to the most-loved eras of music. While the hotel may be enriched with history on its walls, it also offers an array of fantastic dining options. The restaurant in the hotel brings forth authentic tastes from the world with delectable cuisines in their kitchens. On the outside, the building portrays a typical old European-style font, while the inside is a picture-perfect depiction of the marriage between old and new cultures.

Suite Talk

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The hotel offers a blissful choice of 173 rooms for personalities of all sorts — whether you’re looking for a quiet night in, or an eventful day out, there are options for everyone. All rooms pay host to the hotel’s and city’s musical theme — after all, what’s better than some old-school music in the city of freedom to set the nostalgic rock-n-roll mood?

Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American is home to a total of seven styles of rooms, all bordering on different price ranges and offering varying amenities, save for one exception. All rooms are infused with music, along with soothing tones of brown and beige, guaranteeing privacy and comfort. The bathrooms are sleek in their decor, with mirrors outlined with ring lights and minimalistic features throughout. The hotel has one notable rock star suite –  a sprawling space that leaves nothing to imagination with VIP accommodations and star-studded views of Amsterdam. Linen bed covers, royal wallpapers, oak wardrobes, and retro posters spruce up the space, promising to take guests on a musical adventure.

Stylish Eats

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As the hotel is conveniently placed by the waterfront, it offers breathtaking views of the city, especially from its restaurant. Cafe Americain, the restaurant of the hotel offers alluring views of the bustling Leidseplein square, which appears rather scenic from the still windows. The restaurant also boasts beautiful Art Deco inspired from the 1900s in its interiors and an elegant outdoor seating area too. Their artisanal modern menu takes inspiration from Dutch recipes — think delicious surf and turf boards and a variety of options for the ones with a sweet tooth – all served with modern infusions. The other in-hotel bar is the Bar Americain, an ideal spot for late-night snacks with the squad. The walls here can be seen adorned with pictures of famous celebrities that have graced the presence of the hotel bar before — and there are quite a few to be seen here!

Insider’s Tip

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The prime location of the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American in Amsterdam opens up some exciting venues to look upon, only a few cobblestone steps away. As the waterside hotel is perched right above Amsterdam’s famous canal on Leidseplein, Vondelpark and the museum district are right around the corner as well. You can indulge in a quiet evening exploring masterpieces and personal letters in the Van Gogh museum, another nearby venue where scores of people from across the world have traveled to explore the artist’s work.

Vogue Verdict

The only place for a retro-theme, playful getaway for anyone looking for an out-of-the-box vacation idea, this hotel promises a stay like no other.

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