A new creative hotel in Amsterdam
After the newspaper had moved out, the building first housed workspaces for creative businesses and artists as well as a rooftop bar. In the new Volkshotel, the existing rooftop bar has been extended and hot tubs and a sauna were added. The building also contains four dance studios, 15 music studios, an exhibition space, cocktail bar Doka in the basement and restaurant and nightclub Canvas. The remaining space in the building still offers workspaces for creative businesses. All this makes sure that – in theory – guests won’t have to leave the building to work and relax.
Development of Overhoeks Tower
The Volkshotel is not the only spectacular transformation of office space in Amsterdam. Behind Amsterdam Central Station, directly across the River IJ, the former Shell head office – also known as the Overhoeks Tower – is being transformed into an eye-catching cultural hub. It will house the headquarters of event specialist ID&T, an incubator for new creative talents in the music industry, a hotel, restaurants and a nightclub.