The former zoological university building has been transformed into a designer hostel, which won the Hospitality Design Best Economy Hotel Award. The property provides several room types, from private, twin, quadruple rooms to luxury apartments for six people with views of the Oosterpark and self-catered kitchen. Their on-site café Nescio has à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Bike rental facilities are in place. By bike it will take you only 1 minute to get to the KIT, or enjoy a 3-minute walk.
De Vergulden Eenhoorn
Spend your time in the bed & breakfast hotel “De Vergulden Eenhoorn”, a renovated monumental farm date back to 1702, close to the center of Amsterdam. This unique spot is only 7 minutes biking away from the KIT, and using the convenience of public transport will take you about 17 minutes. Breakfast will take place from 10 pm, however, if preferred earlier, a breakfast option is provided 200 meters from the hotel. There is no on-site bike rental.
The Tropenhotel is situated next to the KIT-building (2 minute walk) and Oosterpark. Booking directly through their website gives you the advantages of late check-out, discounted breakfast, and lowest room rate. The view from the tenth floor overlooking the city is really impressive. The Tropenhotel focuses on sustainability, having integrated water saving shower heads, organic products, and maximum recycling. There is no on-site bike rental.
Volkshotels message is ‘Everyone is welcome’. The building was the former headquarter of one of the biggest Dutch newspaper, de Volkskrant. You will be only 7 minutes biking, and 14 minutes with public transport, away from the KIT. Several lunch and dinner options are provided, however they do not serve breakfast. There is a sauna and hot tub on the rooftop, as well as massages and yoga classes. Bike rental options are not provided.
Ibis Styles Amsterdam City***
Modern, standardized rooms, close to the city center. Within 8 minutes by bike, and 14 minutes by public transport, you will be at the KIT. Breakfast options are provided. There are no bike-rental possibilities.
The concept of Q-factory hotel is based around music. Each room is unique qua styling and decoration, using natural and industrial products. At the Q-café you are able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner (open from 07:00-01:00). From the hotel, it will take you 8 minutes to bike or 9 minutes with public transport to get to the KIT. Bike rental is provided at the property.
This hotel, adjacent to Oosterpark, is only 6 minutes walking and 3 minutes cycling removed from the KIT. This monumental city-hotel boasts ten different types of rooms, so something for everyone. At the on-site café-restaurant PARK, you can have breakfast both in buffet or à la carte style (from 07:00 till 10:00). This hotel is a sustainable option, as they possess the Green Key certificate. Furthermore, they have bicycles for rent at the reception.
Zoku provides a new concept of providing short- and long-term stay apartments. Every room boasts a small kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and everything a person need to live, work, relax and meet others. Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, only 5 minutes biking and 10 minutes by public transport away from the KIT, makes this a unique and convenient place to stay. A breakfast buffet will be provided at the ‘Living Kitchen’. Home-grown vegetables and herbs from the rooftop garden, a weekly changing menu, with organic ingredients purchased from local suppliers where possible, allow for high-quality dishes. Sustainability is guaranteed at Zoku by their Green Key Gold certificate. On-site bike rental is provided.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam*****
Located in the centre of Amsterdam and bordering the city’s trendy and exciting east neighbourhood, Hyatt Regency Amsterdam connects business with pleasure, and city with nature. The spacious guest rooms allow you to make you feel at ease within the vibrant city. It will only take you 3 minutes by bike and 8 minutes by public transport to get to the KIT. Guest bicycles, and breakfast options are provided.
Conscious Hotels is an Amsterdam based hotel chain, which build their concept around green, sustainable and eco-friendly lodging. They provide hotels at key locations within the city, and will open their fourth hotel, close to Wester Park, in April.
1) Conscious Hotel Museum Square***
This property is close to Museum Square, van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, and the city center. By bike it will take you only 16 minutes to get to the KIT, and 26 minutes if you use public transport. Within 8 minutes you can walk to Vondel Park and Rijksmuseum. Every morning a 100% organic breakfast is served. Bicycles can be rented at the reception.
2) Conscious Hotel Vondel Park***
As the name already reveals, this hotel is adjacent to the famous Vondel Park. Almost everything about Conscious Hotel Vondel Park is sustainable, and therefore rewarded with a Green Key Gold certificate. You can start off your day with the 100% organic breakfast, after which you will be able to cycle in 19 minutes to the KIT, or take public transport which will take you around 37 minutes. Bike rental is available.
3) Conscious Hotel The Tire Station***
This stylish eco designer hotel is winner of the entree awards 2017 for best hotel concept. Within 2 minutes you will be in the famous Amsterdam Vondel Park. The Tire Station is named after the former Michelin Tire Station that occupied the building. All food provided is organic, and you can get your breakfast at their on-site patisserie ‘Sticky Fingers’. This property is 20 minutes biking away from the KIT and 35 minutes if you take public transport. Bike rental possibilities are in place.
4) Conscious Hotel Wester Park***
The original, monumental building is transformed into a stunning eco hotel, opening in April. Enjoy the view over the cultural grounds of Wester Park and its cultural ground of Westergasfabriek (a former gas works). Guests will be able to enjoy both sides of this hotspot; the cultural events and bustling markets and the tranquil, green park. In the morning you will be able to enjoy a 100% organic à la carte breakfast, after which you can rent a bike to cycle in 21 minutes to the KIT. Or you take public transport, which will take you 29 minutes.
5) Hotel De Hallen****
This hotel is situated in the same building as the famous Amsterdam Foodhallen (indoor food market) and Filmhallen (cinema). Within the neighborhood there are lots of shops, restaurants and public transport takes you within 10 minutes to the city center (Dam square). By bike it will take you 18 minutes to get to the KIT, and using the convenience of public transport 29 minutes. At their restaurant Remise47 you will be able to enjoy a breakfast buffet or the à la carte options. Bicycles can be rented at the reception.
6) QO hotel*****
This newly opened QO hotel Amsterdam is shaped by nature and driven by ingenuity, setting a new standard in responsible hospitality. Each innovative aspect of the QO has been designed to significantly reduce environmental impact and enhance your experience. The rooftop greenhouse allows the on-site restaurants to cook with self-grown products. The KIT is 15 minutes biking and 21 minutes by public transport away. Breakfast possibilities are provided. E-bike hire is available at this hotel.
Additional options are available on Airbnb and Booking.com