Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak

Set in the former HQ of the De Volkskrant newspaper, Volkshotel is an affordable design hotel with a naughty streak.  The hotel’s former life is repeatedly referenced in the newspaper print artworks and décor, but the current design theme is a real mixed bag from a myriad of eras, with some comedy signage, risqué comics and plenty to eat/see/do thrown in for good measure.
Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Werkplaats @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Standard rooms start from €59 for a Miss Petite, or you can check in en masse  – a Ms. Big room has space for four and costs just €139.  All rooms have huge windows and great views.
Miss Petite room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Miss Petite room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Ms Big room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Sir Standard room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Sir Standard room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Alternatively, you can splash out a little for a Special room, each of which has been individually dreamt up by a different designer (from €139).  Stand out rooms for me were the minimalistic Japanese-inspired Bathing Bikou Room, White Bike Room (dedicated to the Dutch love for bikes, with “all parts of a bike utilized around the room”) and green and serene Cabin In The Woods.  With a full spectrum from classic to wacky, there really is something for everyone.
Bathing Bikou room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
White Bike room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Cabin In The Woods room @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
But it’s not all sleep at the Volkshotel.  There’s Canvas, the 7th floor bar and restaurant; Doka, the basement speakeasy cocktail bar; and Werkplaats, a spot for eating or working (there are meeting rooms available to rent for those with business to get down to).
Canvas @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Werkplaats @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Werkplaats @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Werkplaats @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Three barrel-style hot tubs plus a wooden sauna are up on the eighth floor for those who fancy a soak with a view, or sit-up-and-beg Dutch bikes can be hired for €12 a day, the quickest and most atmospheric way to get to the city centre for sure (there’s also a Metro stop right outside).
Hot tubs & sauna @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Bike hire @ Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested
Volkshotel is fun, functional and affordable – a great mini break choice for the young at heart.

Volkshotel, Amsterdam: Affordable design hotel with a naughty streak - funny décor, plus a restaurant, bar and workspace, make this a great value spot just outside the city centre | Recommended by HYHOI.com: Have You Heard Of It? | A curation of design-led hotspots around the world, tried and tested

Ready to run: Vondelpark is about 3km from Volkshotel, and is a great place to run or workout – just watch out for the thousands of cyclists!

Photos by Mark Groeneveld and myself.
Volkshotel
www.volkshotel.nl
Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Instagram @volkshotel