Sure, it’s a hotel — but it’s not like any hotel we’ve ever seen. The aptly-named Hotel No Hotel in Amsterdam is a vibrant art gallery of creative hotel rooms. No two rooms are alike, and each was contributed by its own interior design artist. Hotel No Hotel has taken the script for conventional hotel design and thrown it out the window, opting instead for something entirely different.
Hotel No Hotel features 15 hotel rooms ranging from mild to wild. There’s a series of secret rooms hidden behind bookshelves. There’s a tram cart that has been converted into a micro room. There’s a second-level crow’s nest, a few fake “houses” and a concrete adobe home with colorful walls. It’s as if a curator selected 15 of the coolest Airbnb rentals in Amsterdam and moved them all under one roof.
The playful spirit of Hotel No Hotel doesn’t end there. There’s a bar and restaurant in the facility named Kevin Bacon, and you’ll need to let them explain the nomenclature for themselves. Yes, it’s named after the actor, and no, we don’t quite understand it. From the looks of it, however, we’d be thrilled to enjoy a beer (and some bacon) at Kevin’s spot. Just think of all the six degrees jokes one could make.
Hotel No Hotel is open now with rooms starting at $78 USD after currency conversion. If you’ve done any travelling lately, you know that to be hostel/Airbnb pricing but for a much better experience. It’s a design class hotel, youthful in spirit, and it’s price is excitingly accessible. Going to Amsterdam? We know this great tram cart you can crash in… [hotelnohotel]View in gallery
This restored tram fits two comfortably. Don’t knock if it’s rockin’.View in gallery
Push the bookshelf to reveal the entry to a hidden hotel room.View in gallery
The rooms aren’t huge, but less is so much more.View in gallery
This “Crisis Free Zone” almost feels like a migrant Romani wagon.View in gallery View in gallery
The “Fading Colors” room is almost like a new-age adobe house.View in gallery
Come for the beer. Stay for the Kevin Bacon.View in gallery