INK Hotel Amsterdam MGallery by Sofitel - Luxury hotel - Our History

Our History


Once upon a time, back in the early 1900’s, the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal was the news street of Amsterdam. Newspaper offices and printing houses dotted the map around here. It was a vibrant and bustling area where stories were being chased, written and printed. In fact, INK Hotel Amsterdam’s own building used to be the home of the roman-catholic newspaper De Tijd (The Times) right up until 1974. Both the offices and the printing house were located right here in this spot. With a history like that, it’s no surprise that we’re all about time and telling stories. It’s in our DNA. Traces of our history can be found all over the hotel. The personalized suites contain original and antique objects, like typewriters and photo cameras. On the walls of the Library Lounge you can find 1904 issues of De Tijd on the walls. The amazing Amsterdam artist Jan Rothuizen designed our wallpaper. Because of him, the hotel is literally covered in personal and local stories. Feel free to ask us about them.

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