Going Dutch - Minimalist chic to new Amsterdam boutique hotel

Hotels can sometimes feel clinical and cold in both their architecture and fitout, with their practical purpose (of sheltering mass amounts of people on a regular basis) overshadowing most designs. But not the new Strandhotel Zoomers in the Netherlands.

Linen, bamboo and sandy-beige tones appear throughout for a warm and inviting feel. Keeping things minimal whilst also creating harmony and warmth, was a focus of creative studio The Other Season, who designed the spaces.

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Strandhotel Zoomers huddles up against the sandy dunes of Castricum beach in north Holland.

The hotel was completed by Dutch practice Breddels Architecten at the beginning of 2020 and features a facade clad with different-hued strips of timber.

Creative studio The Other Season has applied a similarly warm and natural material palette throughout the hotel’s interior, which accommodates 12 guest rooms. Smaller rooms have views of the dunes, while larger rooms are orientated to overlook the calming ocean waves. There’s also a large apartment-style room for families visiting with children.

“The outside of the building reflects the inside of it; simple and pure with beautiful nuances in colours that make you feel welcome and at ease,” said the studio, which is led by Jasmijn Boots and Marry Broersen. “We chose natural patterns, colours and materials for the flooring, doors and window coverings like bamboo and wood, as they reflect the wooden covering on the exterior of the hotel and of course the tones of the grasses and sand in the dunes.”

Each room boasts simple white walls and an exposed concrete ceiling but has been exclusively decorated with products from Dutch design brand HK Living. Taupe or maroon-striped scatter cushions have been used to dress the beds, as well as sandy-beige linen throws.

Images by Enstijl via Deezen







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