The newly renovated boutique Hotel IX is now open on Amsterdam’s unique and bustling ‘nine streets’. Located on the Hartenstraat, the ‘heart’ of the nine streets, in a historical 17th century building, the hotel has been completely renovated with a modern twist.
The Hotel has a fascinating history as it was the home of Herman Doomer a furniture maker, ivory carver and Frame maker, whose customers included none other than Rembrandt Van Rijn. Doomer commissioned Rembrandt to do a portrait of him and his wife which are now located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
The hotel features five individually designed suites with luxury facilities and a modern and comfortable design. All suites have free high speed Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with an apple TV system and wireless sound system. They also include their own Nespresso coffee machine and water boiler.
The rooms are styled with a clean, Scandinavian, minimalistic yet warm style and feature elements taken from the ‘nine streets’. They’ve utilized the parts of the building as a sort of homage to its history, such as the beautiful rough open stone walls. The minimalist style pleasantly combined with the high wood beams, the natural light and unprocessed stone walls has a feeling of the modern mixed with the past. The suites are spacious and comfortable, as are the modern bathrooms fitted with mimosa tiles, glass walls and luxury rain showers. One of the suites even has access to its own private roof. Rooms are serviced by housekeeping every day and a complete thorough clean is done every 2 days to keep your room lovely and fresh. The hotel does not offer meals but does feature a stocked mini bar that is free to use.
Hotel IX is a little unorthodox as it does not include a 24 hour reception. Guests make a reservation online or through the telephone and receive a personal code that is used to gain access to the building and suite. This makes it a pretty private hotel where you will not be bothered and have the freedom to come and go as you please. There is however a hotline provided if you have questions or need assistance. In the rooms you’ll find tips on places to go and see and with such a central location on the stylish and trendy ‘nine streets’ you won’t have to go far.
For more information or hotel reservations visit www.hotelixamsterdam.com
Hotel IX Amsterdam