There’s no denying Amsterdam’s hospitality scene is currently one of Europe’s most dynamic. As tourist arrival numbers continue to rise, interesting a number of new hotels have popped up catering to different markets, but standing out with a unique and often design-led concept. The latest to join the ranks is hostel chain Generator which serves a young demographic, and does so with an incredible swagger. The chain is rapidly expanding across Europe, and has now opened its latest property in the buzzing Dutch capital. Generator Amsterdam may be located outside the coveted canal district, but what it may lack in being close to the city’s main landmark attractions, it makes up with fantastic premises. Occupying a former university building alongside the greens of Oosterpark, Generator Amsterdam features 168 twin and quadruple rooms, embedded in an alluring and fun setting, created by Design Agency. Feel like splurging? No problem. A lavish rooftop apartment accommodating 6 people is readily available. The Toronto-based design agency cleverly retained many of the red brick building’s original details, and succeeded in transforming the premises into a place appreciated by both the target demographic and older generations. All facilities are accordingly funky, and include a restaurant and lounge where to sit back or mingle over a tasty bite or drink, a subterranean bar and dance floor, and cool designer bikes are available to rent. And that’s not all, Generator Amsterdam aims to be more than just a hostel for flashpackers, and offers a program brimming with fun activities.
As a freelance editor with a knack for lifestyle, travel and any topic related, Andreas avidly monitors developments across the planet, particularly in leading creative hubs and exotic hideaway locations. Whether it's an edgy street art exhibition, a cool new flagship store or a happening bar, hardly anything escapes his roving eye.