The Ink Hotel

Fragment of the wallpaper in my room, designed by Jan Rothuizen
Fragment of the wallpaper in my room, designed by Jan Rothuizen

Amsterdam has been quite lucky over the years, interesting restaurants and even more interesting hotels opening up in every corner of the city. Recently, I got quite lucky to get a room at the INK hotel during Amsterdam Fashion Week. In the bustling heart of the city, on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, sits this great boutique hotel that makes it easy for even the worst journalist to write a story. In fact: INK hotel is situated where the Roman Catholic newspaper De Tijd used to be written and even printed (up until 1974). The hotel's dna is all about journalism, writing, storytelling and even printing - Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal being similar to London's Fleet Street way back in the years. Breakfast is being served in the Pressroom, where a great capuccino comes with the latest issue of The NewYorker and original 1904 issues of De Tijd can be admired on the wall. The room I had was big enough for two, and came with a wonderful story on the wall(paper) designed by local artist Jan Rothuizen. It was silent at night and cosy in the morning. Breakfast was incredible (we skipped lunch) and a trigger to come back. But then something else was triggering me too:  ever heard of a hotel suite called Editor-in-chief? What am I waiting for?






The INK hotel offers 149 rooms, from classic to suite, and is part of the Mgallery concept of Sofitel.