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The majority of the world’s greatest cities is known by a singular landmark structure–Eiffel Tower, Colosseum or the robed shape of the Statue of Liberty, you instantly know where it’s at. Amsterdam has been known for its 17th-century gabled houses, but as of late, the Dutch capital has gained a distinctive building which ticks all the boxes of a modern landmark. We’re talking the newly opened nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel which has arisen on the eastern periphery of the city’s new Zuidas business district. Designed by lauded Dutch architecture practice OMA, the striking building stands 91 metres (299 ft.) high and comprises of three stacked and shifted triangular volumes, and is wedged between the RAI convention centre and the city’s bustling ring motorway. The property features 650 guest rooms in four categories, spread across 23 floors. Given the building’s spectacular understated look, one would expect a similar aesthetic to be extrapolated indoors, but no. The interior design is a collaboration between Dutch practices NEXT Architects and MVSA Architects, and takes cues from Amsterdam‘s Golden Age as global trading centre and a slew of cultural references from across the planet. This has resulted in a motley blend of colours and patterns which can be found both in the rooms and public spaces. As said, the nhow Amsterdam RAI features four types of rooms which feature all amenities required by modern travellers, but for those who love to live large there’s the lavish nhow Penthouse Suite. Measuring no less than 177 sqm. (1,905 sq.ft.), it’s spread across the 21st and 22nd floors and features two spacious living quarters, a sleeping area, and a separate kitchen area. The hotel’s facilities include a bar, restaurant and lounges on the first floor, and up on the 17th, the breakfast restaurant can be found.

nhow Amsterdam RAI
Europaboulevard 2B
1078RV Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 20 8003200

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