© BUNK / Photography: Wouter van der Sar

The days of the Far East as the exclusive pod hotel territory are long gone. The concept has travelled far and wide across the planet. and one of the latest incarnations can be found in Amsterdam‘s booming Noord area. The first outpost of BUNK hotel launched last year in the provincial town of Utrecht, and now, in less than a year, it lands in the most dynamic hospitality scene in the Low Countries. Similar to the first property, BUNK Amsterdam occupies a former church building, and in this case it’s the St. Rita Church, built in the early 1920s after a design by Dutch architect Alexander Kropholler. The structure was bombed in World War II and sustained considerable damage which eventually led to considerable architectural modifications once the Netherlands regained its freedom, and partially served as a library in the 1970s. Designed by the company’s in-house design team, the premises see an aesthetic which embeds the splendour of the building’s original architectural elements. BUNK Amsterdam is able to host a total of 304 guests in wooden pods for one or two guests and an additional 107 compact rooms huddled together like a small village. And that’s not all. The hotel aims to connect with the neighbourhood and give back by way of several cool facilities, such as free co-working and meeting spaces, and as a nod to the building’s past, a library has been reinstated. Preceding the official opening of BUNK Amsterdam coming April is the launch of its all-day restaurant, a jolly place furnished with communal tables and serving a menu of tasty dishes from around the world, all served in a bowl. The dishes include sustainable meat and fish, but plenty of vegetarian options are listed as well.

BUNK
Hagedoornplein 2 (Noord)
1031BV Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 88 6969869

© BUNK / Photography: Wouter van der Sar