I was invited to visit and stay at LLoyd hotel in Amsterdam. A unique hotel, located in the Rietlanden neighborhood, along the river near the historic center. I arrived on location on a crazy windy day. Such a relief to finally get in front of the beautiful building…a few minutes more and the wind would literally fly me away. 🙂
Upon entering Lloyd hotel, i really enjoyed the vibe. Like being transported to New York in the 50s. Well, that’s how it felt. The staff was super nice and friendly. I discovered my suite #608, located on the 6th floor and first thing i noticed: the hammock!!! How cool! And the shape of the room, super original: A long corridor under the roof with open cubes around the bed, the bathroom sink, and the huge bathtub. It felt really special and fun to experience.
Lloyd hotel is full of history. From 1921 til 1936, It was the building where immigrants, mostly poor Estern European, would wait for their boat to America. During the war, it was used as a shelter for Jewish refugees. The bulding is charged with strong memories and is nowadays also a place to discover art. There was an interesting ongoing exhibition, which is something they regularly want to do at Lloyd.
Breakfast was served in the newly renovated restaurant. And i enjoyed it very much! A big BIG buffet with a various choice of salty and sweet food, and, most importantly, quality products. Thanks Lloyd Hotel for the lovely time. Hope to see you again soon!
*sponsored – In collaboration with Lloyd Hotel
Photos: Philippe Duval