“Seriously hip and utterly unique self-catering bolthole for 2, above an iconic fashion and design store”
The apartment has a hallway, a double Coco-Mat bedroom and a spacious living area with a white-tiled kitchen, all flowing into a long, lofty roof space with a wall of windows overlooking the rooftops of old Amsterdam.
Décor is white and bright, lightly furnished with an eclectic mix of designer furnishings and beautiful objects. In the bedroom, bed linen by Yumeko, a 'Clothes Hanger' lamp by Hector Serrano and soft knitted jersey bathrobes by Liset van de Scheer; in the living room, sit at the ‘read before you eat’ table by Marian Bantjes or relax on the 'Lounge of Layers' sofa (which can be made up as a child's bed). There are Studio Droog rugs on painted wood floors, curious table lamps and a flamboyant flower-like chandelier. No doubt the collection will change as new lines are introduced.
The monochrome bathroom has a wet-room shower, a fitted bath, Marie Stella Maris toiletries and underfloor heating. Other thoughtful extras include yoga mats, umbrellas and a velour hot-water bottle ('too beautiful to hide' by Wendy Legro).
You're set up for self-catering, with a decent fan oven, a gas hob and a dishwasher. A few plates, glasses, pots and pans are provided and there's a supermarket within a 5-minute walk. Breakfast is also provided, just nip downstairs to Café Droog between 9 and 11am.
The cafe is also great for lunches and cakes, (don't miss its amazing pastiche of Rembrandt’s Drapers’ Guild, commissioned specially for the space). The menu is fresh, healthy and unusual - think mackerel, seaweed and horseradish sandwiches, or wild salmon and green asparagus salad. We especially liked the fresh ginger and lemon tea and the sticky chocolate cake.
If you want to eat out, you don’t have to travel far to find good restaurants - on Staalstraat itself are lively little bars and cafés, including Frenzy (a canalside eatery good for breakfast and sundowners) and Krua Thai (classic Thai cuisine). A list of recommended restaurants is provided in the apartment.
Children of all ages are welcome. On request, a cot can be provided for a toddler or baby (free), and a bed can be made up on the sofa for one older child (additional charge).
Babies (0-1 years)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking