Lloyd Hotel offers extraordinary, cultural accommodation in Amsterdam

Authentically Dutch to the core, and the perfect representation of colorful Amsterdam history

Travel Europe Koelen Andrews

This article was published on April 9th, 2017

Travelling aboard provides the ideal opportunity to find and stay in extraordinary accommodations. Cultural cities, like the capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam offers unique metropolis rife with its own rich history and enchanting avenues. Authentically Dutch to the core, and the perfect representation of colorful Amsterdam history, the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy is the best choice when planning your visit.

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

The world’s first 1-5-star hotel, the Lloyd Hotel offers accommodation options for every vacationer, from budget-minded travelers to those appreciating full-service, high end, boutique accommodation experiences. From shared bathrooms in hostel-like rooms to suites with luxury bathrobes, the guest gets to choose their level of stay at this gorgeous historic location. Each of the 117 rooms is completely unique from the other—no two rooms are designed the same—allowing guests a unique experience with every stay.

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

Located in the heart of the arts district in an area that has, and is going through a re-gentrification, the Lloyd Hotel is easily accessible by the tram from Central Station – just a couple of stops away (there in less than 15 minutes). At first you may feel like the Lloyd Hotel may be a bit out of the way from the center of the city; however, there is easy to access the entire city via the tramline.

Amsterdam tram

A historically significant building, the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy was originally the first point of entry for immigrants, was a shipping company headquarters, a refugee centre, a prison, juvenile hall, and other uses throughout its colorful history. Built in 1918 in the heart of the Eastern Docklands, the Lloyd opened its doors in 2004 as a hotel and cultural embassy with more than 40 Dutch architects having designed the rooms.

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

The accompanying restaurant on-site offers daily buffet breakfast, a great space to work during the day, relax over mint-tea, or chill-out and work while having a light-bite. They pride themselves on serving local products. There are also meeting rooms, a huge south-facing terrace, and a library for guests to use while vacationing here. The Lloyd has also done a fantastic job of preserving the past: Throughout the hotel there is original tile, stained glass, doors, moldings, and more. While feeling industrial and utilitarian, The Lloyd Hotel has a wonderful charm.

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

Art and culture are at the epicenter of the Lloyd. The hotel was rejuvenated with the arts community at its core. Who knows, you could be spending the night in a room that is reminiscent of an art gallery! Proud to give back to, and to host, the LGBT community, throughout its many projects and programs throughout the year the Lloyd Hotel has a long running tradition of acceptance and openness.

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

With free Wi-Fi, a rich history, easy accessibility to the rest of the city, set on the water in a up and coming artist neighborhood, the Lloyd Hotel makes a perfect stay for anyone wishing to try something different when staying in Amsterdam.

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