In 1970 Pieter Broertjes began as a 27-year-old boy in this Volkskrant building where he worked until 2007, after this he worked in the INIT building for three years and since 2011 has been the Mayor of Hilversum. We walked together through the old editorial floors and of course just stepped into his old office on the first floor, south corner of the building. We also received a lovely gift, a signed copy of ‘Een beeld van een dagblad’ (‘An Image of a Newspaper’) written by the late Han van Gessel. This will soon be found in the ‘library’ of the hotel.
When to come & when to go
Your room will be ready at 16:00. Come when you like, your luggage is safe with us. Check out is at 12:00 midday, so have a sleep in.
Breakfast is served on our 7th floor, 7:00-10:30 on weekdays & 8:00-11:30 on weekends and holidays. Breakfast is €14.5 pp.
We have our own private outdoor car park, next to the hotel. We charge €25 per 24hrs for hotel guests. Other visitors pay €4 per hour or €35 for 24 hrs. Usually there’s enough space for everyone. We don’t take reservations.
Our rates include VAT and other taxes. We like to keep things simple.
Limited Rate (pay now): This rate gives the best price for your room. You’ll pay the full amount when you make your booking. Refund is not possible. Modifying your booking to other stay dates is possible for €20 per night, until 24 hours before your day of arrival. For example: When your arrival day is Friday, you can modify your booking until Wednesday 11:59pm (Amsterdam Time).
Flex Rate (pay on arrival or pay now): This rate lets you modify or cancel your booking free of charge, until 24 hours before your day of arrival. For example: When your arrival day is Friday, you can modify or cancel your booking until Wednesday 11:59pm (Amsterdam Time).
You can rent a Volkshotel bike for €14 on the first day & €10 on following days. We don’t take reservations.
Co-working space & Wi-Fi
Volkshotel’s Wi-Fi is fast and free of charge. We offer a free co-working space where Amsterdammers and hotel guests sit side by side. For private business meetings you can book a 4 to 8 person cabin for €40 or €55 per hour.
As long as it’s not the size of a giraffe, pets (max 2) are welcome to stay for an additional €15 fee per night. Email us at email@example.com, so we are prepared.
Use your room for relaxing, sleeping, cuddling, philosophizing, but not for smoking. If you smoke in your room or tamper with the smoke alarm we will charge you a €150 fee.
Drugs & Prostitution
Drugs (use, possession and selling of any kind) and prostitution are not tolerated in any part of Volkshotel.
Badplaats (Mini Spa)
Our rooftop hot tubs & sauna are open 7:00-23:00. No need to bring cash, only a bathing suit. Alcohol and glassware are not allowed.
Restaurant & Canvas Nights
On Friday and Saturday nights our restaurant Canvas can turn into a dance floor, if the mood is right. Entrance is free for these nights.
Our sound bar Doka in the basement is open on Fridays & Saturdays 22:00-6:00. Doka has limited capacity, so we can’t guarantee you’ll get in.
Everybody needs a bit of relaxation from time to time. Let your downward facing dog out. For schedules check out www.volkshotel.nl/agenda.
Get your haircut on Fridays from 3:00-9:00pm in Werkplaats. Grab a beer, a burger and start your weekend with new hair!
Neck ache, back ache, headache, heartache, a massage fixes everything. Knead out the stress and pains. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the reception.
During your stay you might run into live music, exhibitions, cultural events and more. For up to date information, check out www.volkshotel.nl/agenda.